About John O'Malley Photography


John O'Malley is a New Zealand photographer based in Christchurch, New Zealand. His main interest lies in landscape photography, particularly of the landforms of the high country of New Zealand's South Island.

John originally trained as a chemical engineer and after a career working in research and software development, in 2007 and 2008 he returned to study to complete Diplomas in Photographic Imaging and Professional Photography at the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT). John was awarded Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) in 2013 and is also a NZIPP Qualified Commercial photographer.

Clients have included the Porters Skifield, Department of Conservation, Swanndri New Zealand Ltd, BWM Snow, 'The Tour' Backcountry Ski Race, Canterbury Medical Research Foundation, Decra Art Ltd, St Georges Hospital, Snow Machines Inc, Business South Magazine, New Zealand Heritage Magazine and Endurance Magazine.

Awards:

1993 - Winner Kodak International Salon of Photography (George Eastman Medal)
2007 - Digital Honours 11th Laurie Thomas New Zealand Landscape Salon
2007 - Bronze Award NZIPP Epson/Iris Professional Photography Awards
2007 - Highly Commended Mortlock McCormack Law CPIT Art Award
2008 - Bronze Award NZIPP Epson/Iris Professional Photography Awards
2008 - Winner Avenues Magazine Tertiary Student Photographic Competition
2009 - Acceptance Awards (2) 13th Laurie Thomas New Zealand Landscape Salon
2009 - Bronze Awards (3) Landscape Section Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards
2010 - Bronze (3) and Silver (1) Awards in the Landscape and Editorial Sections Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards
2010 - Awarded Associate Honours of the NZ Institute of Professional Photography
2010 - Darfield Art Week Malvern Community Arts Council Friends Award

2011 - Bronze (3) Awards in the Landscape and Editorial Categories Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards
2012 - Bronze (6) Awards in the Landscape and Photojournalism Categories Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards. Finalist in the Photojournalism Category
2013 - Castle Hill Village Easter Art Exhibition People's Choice Award
2013 - Gold, Silver (3) and Bronze (2) Awards in the Landscape and Travel Categories Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards
2013 - Awarded Master and Fellow Honours of the NZ Institute of Professional Photography
2014 - Darfield Art Week Malvern Community Arts Council Merit Award
2015 - Silver (3) and Bronze (3) Awards in the Travel and Landscape Categories Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards

Exhibitions:

2008 - Creative New Zealand 'Witness' Group Exhibition
2008 - McKenzie and Willis 'start' Group Exhibition for Emerging Artists
2009 - Castle Hill Village Easter Art Group Exhibition
2009/10 - COCA Gallery 'Crossings / Sentinels' Exhibition
2010 - Darfield Art Week Group Exhibition
2011 - Castle Hill Village Easter Art Group Exhibition
2013 - Castle Hill Village Easter Art Group Exhibition
2013 - NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, 'Cliff to Clay' Group Exhibition
2014 - Darfield Art Week Group Exhibition
2015 - Castle Hill Village Easter Art Group Exhibition

Publications:

2009 - Photographer for 'Kura Kaumatua, He Hokika Mahara / Recalling the Memories', Compiled by Hana O'Reagan and Charisma Rangipuna, Published by Ake Associates Ltd, ISBN 978-0-473-15261-1
2012 - 'On a Saturday Night: Community Halls of Small-Town New Zealand', Michele Frey and Sara Newman, Photographs John Maillard and John O'Malley, Canterbury University Press, ISBN 978-1-927145-37-1