Paul S Allen

The 2021 Citation was presented by Mayor Aaron Hawkins at a small ceremony, attended by Councillor Marie Laufiso, on Thursday 24th February 2022.

Paul is a selfless supporter of library events, being the official photographer, performer and volunteer for the Nook & Cranny Music Festival since its inception.

A talented photographer, Paul has for years recorded key moments in Dunedin's recent history, and much of his spare time is spent photographing protests, marches, festivals and celebrations throughout the City, capturing the 'real' Dunedin in the faces of its community.

In 2020 Paul donated his entire collection of more than 4000 curated photographs to the Dunedin Public Libraries' Scattered Seeds – He Purapura Marara archive, along with a photographic exhibition 'The People of South Dunedin'.