Christchurch Photo Hunt
Each year Christchurch City Libraries hosts Photo Hunt to engage the Christchurch community in heritage and gather photographs from across the community, along with the unique stories of their creators. This year marks the 12th Photo Hunt and it ran from Friday 18 September to Sunday 8 November.
The theme for Photo Hunt this year is Encounter Our Stories, which is part of the Heritage Festival theme of Encounter our Stories – Arts, culture and identity. The Christchurch Heritage Festival 2020 is running from Saturday 24 October – Sunday 8 November 2020.
How to enter
Entry photos are scanned at libraries and then returned. We also accept online submissions. We share the images with a Creative Commons License Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0, International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).
Family snaps slide into Canterbury history
Family slideshow evenings held in a darkened lounge are a fond, nostalgic memory for Christchurch woman Isabel Tweedy.
Her late father Ian Tweedy was a hobby photographer who took thousands of slide photographs in his lifetime, recording family holidays, picnics and tramping trips.
Some of his images from the 1950s, 60s and 70s have been added to Christchurch City Libraries’ archives and after Ms Tweedy sorted through her dad’s collection and realised some would have a wider interest and historic significance. A selection can be seen on the Discovery Wall at Tūranga.
She has sent 28 slides to the libraries’ Photo Hunt, which is being held for the 12th year as part of the Christchurch Heritage Festival from Saturday until Sunday, 8 November.
Christchurch Photo Hunt - Behind the Scenes
What is the Christchurch City Library's Photo Hunt? How can you contribute to helping us tell a diverse and inclusive story of Christchurch? In this video, Beaulah takes you behind the scenes to meet Sarah Tester and Sarah Snelling, from our Digital Content and Serials Team, who work to capture the stories of Christchurch for our Digital Heritage Collection.