Craig Potton

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Wanaka
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Craig is a New Zealand photographer, environmentalist, political activist, businessman, publisher, and founder of the prominent New Zealand publishing company Potton & Burton.
He is New Zealand’s best-known landscape photographer and an ardent conservationist and was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to photography and conservation in the 2013 Queens Birthday Honours.

In pursuit of his photography, Craig has tramped and climbed extensively in New Zealand, its Sub-Antartic Islands, Antarctica, the Nepal Himalaya, and more recently Poland, India, Sabah, Indonesia, and Iceland. For more than four decades he has documented the New Zealand wilderness, exploring relationships between the concept of artistic beauty and wilderness in the natural world.
Craig started Craig Potton Publishing, now Potton & Burton, in 1987 and has had many of his own titles published. He has also worked as a location/stills photographer on The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Peter Pan and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe motion pictures.

Craig conceived, screen-wrote, and presented two New Zealand television documentary series, Rivers (2010) and WildCoasts (2011). At the 2011 New Zealand Scriptwriters Awards he won Best Documentary Script for his episode ‘Rangitata.