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Photojournalism/Documentary

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Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Herlinde Koelbl

Herlinde Koelbl is one of the most prominent political photographers in Germany. Her photos addressing burning issues of the time have made her known worldwide; recently, for example, the refugee dramas in the Middle East and the Mediterranean; or her portraits of well-known politicians, in whose faces she has for decades documented the "Traces of Power". They are always engaged and thoughtful confrontations with political and social issues, where Koelbl combines a journalistic documentary approach with high artistic standards in a way uniquely her own.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sun, 05/28/2017
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Hu Tong

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Xu Yong

Hutong is a precious testimony of a lost past and brings to light melancholy memories of time passing. Once graceful and refined lanes, the hutongs are rapidly vanishing due to the destructive process of Beijing's urban development.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Thu, 05/04/2017 - Sat, 06/10/2017
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Wilcannia Stories

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Gerrit Fokkema

Wilcannia is a small town of about 800 people, nearly 1000 kms west of Sydney, on the Darling River. Over half the population is indigenous. The traditional owners of the area are the Barkandji, meaning ‘people of the river’.  

In 1983 I spent a month in Wilcannia making black and white photographs subsequently published in a book titled, ‘Wilcannia, Portrait of an Australian Town’, Harper & Row, 1986.

Twenty five years later, in 2008, I returned to see how things had changed and to reconnect with the community.  I have been returning regularly ever since. 

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sun, 05/14/2017
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Nudist Nomads - No Tan Lines Here

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Elise Derwin

I am a nudist on some level. I go topless at the beach, I love skinny dipping and Darwin is so damn hot it’s easier to do the house work in the nude. Still, getting rid of all my clothing to spend the day with a group of grey nomads was daunting.

I was curious to know more about the lives of nudists. What did they do for work? Were they full or part time nudists? Were they always nudists or did they decide at a point in their lives to become nudists? Did their families know? What do you do on a nudist retreat?

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sun, 05/14/2017
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Meatpacking

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Dina Litovsky

Every weekend night, the cobblestone streets of the Meatpacking District are transformed into a microcosm of sexual politics. The rules that govern the city during the day are suspended; the act of looking, concealed in the daytime, is brazenly celebrated. Women, navigating the jagged streets in high heels, are confident of their presentation but unsteady in their step. A barrage of compliments and whistles accompanies them as they make their way through the space.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sun, 05/14/2017
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A Photographers Life - Part One

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Brian Cassey

I was fortunate to discover the enjoyment and power of the photographic image from a young age … from the day when I was about eleven years old and nagged my parents to buy my first camera …  a plastic VP Twin camera from Woolworths for two shillings and sixpence. This exhibition begins with that very day decades back and tracks, in photographs and words, the development of my photographic work across a wide variety of situations and genres … and wielding a progression of various bits of camera kit.

 

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sun, 06/04/2017
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One Life - Blur Projects

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Belinda Mason & Dieter Knierim

Sydney - Internationally renowned human rights photographer Belinda Mason, in collaboration with videographer Dieter Knierim, unveils her latest multi-media project One Life as part of the Head On Photo Festival on 1 May 2017.

The six-week deeply personal multi-media project will be on exhibition at the Rocks Discovery Museum.

One Life asks the question – does one life matter?

Dates of Exhibition: 
Mon, 05/01/2017 - Sun, 06/18/2017
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Uncertainties Of Life - A Photographic Exploration

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Amy Crawley

Uncertainties of Life - A Photographic Exploration is an autobiographical series examining issues such as drug addiction, mental illness, homelessness, and the uncertainties that life holds. Within the series, I explore my feelings and personal relationships with my partner and ex-partner, and the struggles that arise whilst living together in our small home in the outer-Melbourne suburb of Frankston.  

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sun, 05/14/2017
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The Working Class

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Aaron Bradbrook

Beginning in 2015, The Working Class came to fruition through documenting professional artists presenting as part of Adelaide Fringe. However, this series examines an aspect of performance rarely documented in traditional production photography – the moment the artist exits the stage after a performance. The photographer seeks to present a more candid perspective of performance; his subjects are depicted sweaty and dirty, seeping with exhaustion and raw emotion as they leave the stage. 

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sun, 05/14/2017
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MASTERs & PRESENTERs

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Greg Piper
Greg Piper in conjunction with the Kerrie Lowe Gallery is honoured to present an exhibition representing a tidal change within the ceramics community. This photographic print exhibition is an edited archive of foreign and Australian ceramicists who gathered and demonstrated their skills at the clay festival - CLAY PUSH: Gulgong, (NSW, 2013). To this day, these images engender the energy and camaraderie generated by these events, empowering all those who attend.
Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 05/05/2017 - Tue, 05/30/2017
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The Pool Grant 2017: Resist Laughter

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Alana Holmberg

Alana Holmberg is The Pool Grant 2016 recipient for her photographic series Resist Laughter. Resist Laughter explores the experiences of young feminists in Turkey. Through portrait photography and streetscapes, the exhibition will look at the complexities and contradictions of being a modern and digitally-connected woman fighting for women's rights and equality in a patriarchal and increasingly conservative society.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 05/05/2017 - Wed, 05/17/2017
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POOL IX

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
The POOL COLLECTIVE

POOL IX is an exhibition of original series from each of The POOL COLLECTIVE’s seven artists. The show will cross multiple mediums, styles and themes, seamlessly integrated at Special Group Gallery.

Opening night RSVP here

 

Dates of Exhibition: 
Thu, 05/18/2017 - Mon, 05/29/2017
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Off Keel

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Torsten Schumann

Longing for confusion,

Hungry for takeaway and the next new thing.

Nocturnal cliffhangers,

Emotional baggage,

Derailing on the wrong side of the tracks.

 

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sun, 05/14/2017
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Elements

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Elvir Dugum, Andy Lewis, Sierra Malevich, Michael Torres & Darren Saul
Five photographers explore notions of loss, life, and beauty, through water, air, earth, and fire; elements that connect man to nature.
Dates of Exhibition: 
Wed, 05/03/2017 - Sat, 05/13/2017
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Reflections

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Norberto Tongoy
Shot on the island of Negros Occidental, Philippines, this work follows on from Norberto's series Buwas (Tomorrow). As in his previous work, 'Reflections examines' the ways in which the threads of our lives intertwine and collide. A few years ago, I remember an old man told me that our lives are a series of threads woven and intertwined. I asked what he meant. He just smiled and said, "You are here now." I thought it was a series of coincidences but it was not just something that was unlikely to happen.
Dates of Exhibition: 
Mon, 05/01/2017 - Sun, 05/28/2017
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