Top judges came from far and wide to pick the best photos in the competition, but what is Wellington without the court of public opinion?
Over 1300 Wellingtonians cast their votes, and the winner of the first Capital Photographer of the Year’s People’s Choice Award has been decided.
Zuyi Woon’s Back In Time portrait has been a fan favourite since opening night at Te Auaha Gallery. It’s composition immediately caught judges attention. Splendid Photo’s Sean Aickin said of the photo: “Where is he going? Is he rushing? Has he seen the photographer and is avoiding them? All questions that make me want to know more about this image. I’m drawn to the other characters too but they’re just far enough in the distance to not impact too much on our main character. And the fog adds more tension. Great image.”