Emil McAvoy is an artist, art writer and lecturer in Photo Media at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Auckland. He has an MFA (1st Class Honours) from the Elam School of Fine Arts, and is the recipient of a number of scholarships and awards. Recent exhibition highlights include participation in This is New Zealand, City Gallery Wellington, and $1/Word: A Living Wage for New Zealand Art Writers, Projects Programme, Auckland Art Fair 2018. Emil has written essays, reviews and interviews for publishers including City Gallery Wellington, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Art New Zealand, Art News New Zealand, Contemporary Hum, Pantograph Punch and EyeContact. He is also a regular contributor to PhotoForum, and will curate an online exhibition of New Zealand photography for the platform in late 2019.