Shooting at night in the Darlinghurst and Kings Cross areas has allowed Gordon to capture unique and unrepeatable moments of life on the street at night in these communities.
Each moment sad or fun filled is a true document of a changing kings cross after the one punch attacks and the reality of the lock out laws and these inevitable changes in an iconic part of sydneys night life.
Luminous - in this exhibition 11 photographers from St George Leagues Photographic Society give expression as to how they see light, use light and celebrate its many diverse manifestations . Developed within the club's program the exhibitors have used their expressive vision via camera and print how light conveys drama, discord, beauty, the ethereal and the magical properties of both the visible and invisible spectrum.
Side take is a series of photographs captured during and around the varied commissions undertaken by two Sydney photographers, Michael Bradfield and Keith Saunders.
Michael Bradfield has produced a series of highly detailed photographs of 20th Century film cameras reflecting his commercial still life work. They are beautifully lit in his studio and then deep etched for printing, to best show the classic design elements of these historic analogue cameras.
Isolating the subject on a pure white background gives these iconic cameras the status they deserve.
This exhibition provokes inquiry about the human impact of the "Global War on Terror." January 11, 2018 marked the 16th anniversary of the first “War on Terror” prison's opening at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba (known as Gitmo after its military call letters, GTMO). Welcome to Camp America: Inside Guantánamo Bay plumbs the familiar in this state of exception, through three bodies of work:
Described as a medical condition - a form of melancholy - in the Early Modern period, it became an important trope in Romanticism. Nostalgia is associated with a wistful yearning for the past, its personalities and events,
especially the "good old days" or a "warm childhood".
Stepping back in time news and stories were carried by nomadic entertainers traveling from town to town performing their theatres. These touring groups became the modern circus.
Sighting a poster advertising the Ashton Circus, childhood memories flooded back of the days as children we would run down to the local park to witness the circus carnival. The unloading of the trucks, putting up the tents, walking and feeding the elephants, so exciting to a child!
I created this series of images during my studies in Photo Imaging in Sydney. I decided to photograph friends and fellow immigrants in Australia and also travelled to my country of birth, South Africa, where I explored how identity and culture directly impact on a person's quality of life, health, life expectancy and human rights.
This is a small selection from a long-term photo series I have been working on for the past two years in China. When I first arrived in Shanghai I began noticing couples on every street being photographed in flamboyant wedding costumes. When I delved deeper I discovered this was a curious window into understanding China.
This exhibition casts a new light on the life and work of Frank Hurley (1885-1962), revealing his early Sydney and Sydney Harbour photographs, tourist postcards and later studies of Australian wildflowers. Best known for his war and Antarctic expedition photography, Hurley spent the last 22 years of his life living on Collaroy Plateau overlooking Narrabeen Lake from where he travelled around Australia to produce books, photographs and postcards. Images in the exhibition are drawn from the National Library of Australia, private collections and the family archive.
This is a documentary and portrait photography project focussed upon the people of El Clot, a derelict apartment building, awaiting demolition, parts of which have been occupied and restored by homeless gypsy families. Recently, they have come together to protest other ‘holes’ that they must face on a daily basis, such as exclusion, poverty, racism or real estate mobbing.
I looked at what this ‘war on terror’ did to people’s lives in Afghanistan. My work is not about war, but war is in my work. At the core, ordinary moments turn out to be extraordinary. My hope is to expose meaning in moments that otherwise pass unnoticed, to put colour into the dream of a simple life, in peacetime
Why should we tell the story of Jasmine Dorana, a 15-year old widow & mother to an infant, after masked assassins dragged her teenaged husband, “Toto” by the hair, outside onto a rotten-wood porch of their tin-roof hut raised on posts above a fetid swamp choked in plastic and raw sewage, then shot him four times in the head, dying in her arms as she cried, “Pa, not yet…Not yet, please…We have a baby”?
A Life In Death is the story of family, my family, looking at the experiences of two parents who were in parallel treatment for stage-four cancer, side by side. The project looks at the simultaneity of life—the good, the bad, the important, and the frivolous in face of death. It honors my parents’ memory by focusing on their strength and grace, both individually and together, and shares the story of their final chapters, which came to a close just 364 days apart from one another.
During Ma' Nene in Toraja Land, Indonesia, (cleaning of the corpses ceremony) coffins are opened, mummies are cleaned and given new clothes. In Toraja (Indonesia), the rituals associated with death are complex and expensive. Therefore, when a person dies, it can take weeks, months even years for the family to organize the funeral. During this time, the deceased is considered to be "sick" and kept at home. While, it remains a sad time, the transition from life to death is a slow and peaceful process strengthening family bonds.