Photography

THE BEST IN CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY @ JUNIPER HALL

James Bugg, a 22 year-old emerging photographer from Melbourne has won the 2018 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (MCPP). The MCPP is Australia’s richest photography prize and James took home the $50,000 prize for his photograph Zach. The announcement was made recently at Juniper Hall in Paddington, the home of the Moran Arts Foundation. The judges of the 2018 MCPP were photographer and curator Cheryl Newman, photojournalist and photo editor Jon Jones and Australian documentary artist Raphaela Rosella.

The judges also highlighted Isabella Moore’s ‘The Significance of Ceremony’ and Matthew Abbott’s ‘Wrestlers Cooling Off’ as Highly Commended. Continue reading THE BEST IN CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY @ JUNIPER HALL

LUDLITE COLLECTIVE – SPACE – PART OF THE HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL

Photography by Craig Proudford.

LUDLITES LOVE SPACE is an exhibition of lo-fi film photography, part of the Head On Photography Festival. Using photographic film and plastic lens such as the Holga and Diana, and sometimes pinhole cameras, 13 members of the Ludlite photographic collective, all leading photographic artists (12 Australians and 1 Canadian) have explored and interpreted the SPACE theme in a range of creative and unusual ways, with inspirations ranging from outer space to personal space.

These cameras have the ability to make multiple exposures on a single frame of film. This can be controlled but often the random nature of the lo-fi cameras produces quirky layered images. This is something that the Ludlites embrace as it perfectly suits their sci-fi and outer space inspired images, including some inspired by the music of David Bowie and Elton John. Other members of the collective have ‘space’ in very personal ways, addressing agoraphobia, aquaphobia, overcrowding and health matters. Continue reading LUDLITE COLLECTIVE – SPACE – PART OF THE HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL

HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL: EVERY PICTURE HAS A STORY TO TELL

Kiddie Pool (Analog 2015)

This Image: Welcome to Camp America Inside Guantanamo Bay –  Debi Cornwal ‘Kiddie Pool’

Featured Image: White pigeons take off as Afghans come to feed the birds at the Blue mosque in Mazar-E-Sharif.  Afghanistan – ‘Between Hope and Fear’ –  Paula Bronstein

Saturday 5 – Sunday 20 May 2018  will see the HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL on display in galleries and other locations all over Sydney along with workshops and talks and  the prestigious Head On Photo Awards.  Included are assortment of world-renowned speakers, and innovative workshops, all showcasing the work from over 700 Australian and international photographers. Continue reading HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL: EVERY PICTURE HAS A STORY TO TELL

Photographic Exhibition: ‘The Mentawai of Indonesia’

the mentawai of indonesia : Guy Needham

the mentawai  of indonesia is the latest photographic exhibition from Guy Needham,  an international photographer noted for his work with indigenous tribes.  This exhibition, part of Sydney’s Head On Photo Festival, is the third in his Tribal Series, following on from The Hamar of Ethiopia and The Huli of Papua New Guinea.  It will run 7 May – 8 June 2018.

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2018 Moran Contemporary Photo Prize Semi-finalists Announced

This image: Junior Mullet Festival Contestant – Isabella Moore
Banner Image: Cows are Home – Felicity McMaster

The Moran Arts Foundation has  announced the semi-finalists for the 2018 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, one of Australia’s most highly regarded photography competitions.  Continue reading 2018 Moran Contemporary Photo Prize Semi-finalists Announced

MARDI GRAS : 40 YEARS OF EVOLUTION

The 2018 Parade with its theme (FORTY YEARS OF EVOLUTION) broke all sorts of records. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras CEO Terese Casu outlined the extraordinary magnitude of the event :- 200 entry floats-groups, close to four hours viewing time, 250 bikes, 178 vehicles, and 15 pushables, 12300 participants and an estimated 300,000 spectators.

Beyond the sequins, extravagant flair and wit, there were many floats touching on underlying issues; acceptance, inclusivity, diversity and respect.  

Perhaps some of the biggest cheers were for the over two hundred 78ers who attended from all over Australia, and who led the Parade. Continue reading MARDI GRAS : 40 YEARS OF EVOLUTION

‘SWEET COUNTRY’ : ART EXHIBITION @ DARLING QUARTER

SWEET COUNTRY, directed by Warwick Thornton,  is a Western set in 1929 when pastoralists and local indigenous people clashed  over frontier lands in central Australia.

This photo exhibition adjacent to the Monkey Baa Theatre at darling Harbour is a partnership between BUNYA Productions and Photoplay supported by the Screen Australia Indigenous Department.

Four still photographers- Mark Rogers, Michael Corridore, Tamara Dean and Warwick Baker – travelled to Alice Springs to take stills of SWEET COUNTRY scenes whilst the movie was being shot.

The exhibition features cast members from  SWEET COUNTRY at unguarded moments and the stills also capture the gorgeous desert country around Alice Springs where the film was shot.

As it is in the open air these evocative images can be accessed at any time from early in the morning till late in the evening.

The exhibition is on display between Monday 29 January – Sunday 25 February (open 24 hours, 7 days) at 1-25 Harbour Street, Darling Quarter. 

Pics by Ben .Apfelbaum taken of the stills snapped by the above named photographers.

RED CARPET : THE ARIAS @ THE STAR

This year the rock and pop chicks decided to go glamorous and the blokes wore the traditional grunge. Although the headline acts did not walk the carpet, the presence of so many up and coming musicians gave the Red Carpet a very special buzz.  Featured image is of Samantha Jade. All images by Ben Apfelbaum (c).

 

RED CARPET : BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

Beautiful. Not only was the musical beautiful but so were many of the celebs who walked the Red Carpet. Here are some of the best pics that Ben Apfelbaum took. Enjoy!

Featured image. Left to right- Director Marc Bruni, Writer Douglas McGarth, Producers – Michael Cassel and Mike Bosner.