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Our 2021 exhibition was held at Monster Valley in Auckland, The Arts Centre in Christchurch and Thistle Hall in Wellington.

See a list of all the photographers details on the 2021 Images page or watch the AV below

Read the highlights of the 2021 exhibition on Issuu here

FromThePit 2021 – Audio Visual Version (without audio)


From The Pit 2021 WAS made possible by these awesome Organisations

Sony is a continued supporter of the FromThePit exhibition.  In addition to their direct support they organise workshops alongside the exhibition to upskill and encourage photographers as well as giving them an opportunity to try out some of Sony’ amazing cameras and lenses at our events.

A special thanks to Epson for printing our exhibition images using their high quality printers, ink and papers.

We are delighted to be collaborating with Auckland City of Music Tāmaki Makaurau UNESCO Pā Puoro for this year’s exhibition.

Print Art mounted our prints, image titles and information panels for our exhibitions and provided advice on printing.  They also provide printing services to our photographers

Monster Valley

We loved hosting our 2020 exhibition at Monster Valley on K Road, Auckland and couldn’t wait to lock in the venue for 2021.

We love the support and enthusiasm we’ve continued to receive from New Zealand Music Month, Independent Music New Zealand and the New Zealand Music Commission.   The work they do for the music industry is phenomenal and we are totally grateful for the support they give us to promote the exhibition.  Big shout out to IMNZ for supporting our preview print exhibition in the Q Theatre cafe and showing the AV during the 2021 Taite Music Awards.  

Other Thanks

  • Q Theatre for hosting our preview exhibition during April 2021
  • Rhino Web for hosting the website
  • All the band managers and promoters who graciously allow photographers access to photo their shows
  • All the musicians who put up with us thrusting our cameras in their face
  • The cool radio stations who embrace New Zealand musicians and live music
  • The independent websites, blogs and online magazines (see below) who toil away bringing their comprehensive coverage  of the New Zealand music scene, day in day out with little to no financial reward.  These provide the outlet for our creative talents and without them this exhibition couldn’t exist.
  • Our fantastic community of fellow photographers.  You are our second (and sometimes primary) family due to the amount of time we spend together in darkened rooms.  Thanks for looking out for each other!
  • And last, but definitely not least, our ‘significant others’, our families, our friends and our pets who go countless evenings without seeing us, and have to put up with us coming home late and then spending hours editing photos to publication deadlines.  A special thanks to you!

Feast Your Eyes

A few of our favourite websites who love live music photography: