Catherine Cattanach

Catherine Cattanach (1973, Christchurch), lives and works in Wellington. A journalist in a previous life, she rediscovered her love of photography on her return to New Zealand from London. She established herself in business in 2008, and is now a Grand Master with the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP).  She was named NZIIPP In-Camera Portrait Photographer of the Year in 2021, NZIPP Wellington Photographer of the Year in 2018, NZIPP Creative Photographer of the Year in 2016 and NZIPP Classic Portrait Photographer of the Year in 2014. She has represented New Zealand in the World Photographic Cup in 2014 (finalist, portrait section), and she was also a portrait finalist in the 2016 international HeadOn Photo Festival in Sydney. Exhibitions include Lustre (2016) and Eryngium (2018).

Catherine Cattanach - Cathedral Gallery Photographer/Artist

2021            -     NZIPP Grand Master of Photography

 

2021            -     NZIPP In-Camera Portrait Photographer of the Year

 

2021            -     Finalist, NZIPP Creative Photographer of the Year

 

2021            -     Winner of Ian Poole Memorial Trophy - people’s choice Iris Awards judge

 

2020             -     Finalist, NZIPP Creative Photographer of the Year

 

2018            -     NZIPP Wellington Photographer of the Year

 

2018            -    Solo exhibition “Eryngium” at The Woolstore, Wellington, NZ

 

2014-2018   -    Earned 4 bars to NZIPP Fellowship at Iris Awards

 

2016            -     NZIPP Creative Photographer of the Year

 

2016            -     Portrait finalist, HeadOn Photo Festival

 

2016            -    Solo exhibition “Lustre” at The Woolstore, Wellington, NZ

 

2014            -    Portrait finalist, World Photographic Cup

 

2014            -    NZIPP Classic Portrait Photographer of the Year

 

2014            -    Highest-scoring print award, NZIPP Iris Awards (99/100)

 

2014            -    Earned NZIPP Fellow of Photography honours at Iris Awards

 

2013            -    Earned NZIPP Master of Photography honours at Iris Awards

 

2012            -    Earned NZIPP Associate honours at Iris Awards

 

2009            -     Gained Wedding qualification with the NZIPP

 

2009            -     Gained Portrait qualification with the NZIPP

 

2008            -    Established Catherine Cattanach Photography