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Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Group Exhibition at Parramatta Library

Parramatta Library Group Exhibition:  

Dates of Exhibition: 
Mon, 05/01/2017 - Fri, 06/02/2017
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A SONG FOR COUNTRY - LIZ THOMPSON

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Liz Thompson
SharingStories Foundation supports communities in holding and sharing cultural knowledge and stories through dynamic digital storytelling programs. This exhibition offers deep insight into relationship with Country and culture through vibrant, multi-media forms produced by the Wägilak Community of North-East Arnhem Land and links to local stories. Liz Thompson’s photographs from her A Song for Country series, also produced with the Wägilak community, are also part of the 2017 Head On Guringai Festival program.
Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 05/26/2017 - Sun, 07/09/2017
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UNSEEN

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Group (Raffles)

A series created by the Raffles College photography department staff, students and graduates. UNSEEN celebrates the pursuit and creation of personal work presenting student’s and mentor’s images alongside each other.

Photographers: Marco Bok, Sarah Abad, Chloe Ferres, Ursula Hechenberger-Schwärzler, Michaela Skovranova, Sarah England, Alessandro Perini, Debbie Gallulo, Clare Hodgins, and Rob Johnston.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Thu, 05/18/2017 - Mon, 05/22/2017
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LUX - is Light

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Fiona Brook, Geraldine Lefoe, Brian Lefoe, Yvonne Raulston, Marianthi Karadoukas, Serkan Ogdum, Des Crawley & Suzanne Prouzos

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 05/05/2017 - Sun, 05/28/2017
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Hotel Hotel

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Yasmin Mund

Early one morning on my second visit to the small village of Agay, France, I witnessed a man taking down a hotel sign, letter by letter, from one of the many Hotels situated on the beachfront.
I had fallen in love with the little village at the start of the summer in 2015, and to see some of it’s iconic scenery transforming in real time gave me a wave of perspective.
Perhaps the hotel was closing because it was the end of summer? Perhaps it was because business wasn’t going so well, or possibly another reason all together?

Dates of Exhibition: 
Tue, 05/09/2017 - Mon, 05/15/2017
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Haut Marais

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Tim Anger
The Haut Marais, or top of the Marais, located in the historic 3rd arrondissement of Paris, was my home with my wife and young daughter for 15 months, during 2014-15. It is a thriving, and at times frenetic, if slightly grungy part of Paris, with its trendy cafés, bulging with finely dressed and under-fed models on the many 'fashion weeks' throughout the year. Traditionally a Jewish enclave of Paris, it was quickly becoming known for its gay night clubs and culture, and the inevitable clash where the two worlds met.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 05/26/2017 - Wed, 06/07/2017
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Architecture of ancient Persia / Iran

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Rod Sainty

In 2014 and 2015, Sydney-based photographer Rod Sainty travelled extensively throughout modern-day Iran to locate and photograph the iconic architecture and monuments of ancient Persia. Rod sought to document these compelling structures in the most realistic manner he could muster, using a modern large format view camera specialized for architecture and state-of-the-art large format lenses, loaded with traditional 4x5 inch sheet film.  In this day and age, travelling internationally with large format cameras and lenses and 4x5 sheet film is, let’s say, anachronistic.

Through a collaboration with master printer Chris Reid, owner of Blanco Negro in Sydney, Rod presents an exhibition of exquisite hand-crafted archival black and white photographs printed on a particularly silver-rich photographic paper. Colour and black and white digital prints are also available at lower cost. While the digital prints are fantastic and richly detailed, the hand-crafted silver prints made directly from the negatives are exquisite and must be seen in person to be appreciated.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Wed, 05/03/2017 - Tue, 05/16/2017
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Someone's Mana

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Michael Krzanich
The exhibition of Someone's Mana draws from the internationally known photo book to propose the entity of mana in contemporary New Zealand society. Krzanich's rich and evocative photography pushes us to interpret its role within each image.
Dates of Exhibition: 
Mon, 05/15/2017 - Sun, 05/28/2017
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Sydney’s Graveyard Shift

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Gordon McComiskie
These are the photos of Gordon McComiskie widely known and admired by his fellow photographers and the readers of the Daily Telegraph. He shoots after dark starting at 10pm on the streets when most of us are in bed sleeping, or out partying. The graveyard shift is not a well populated one, even with journos in action packed Sydney.
Dates of Exhibition: 
Tue, 05/16/2017 - Thu, 05/25/2017
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EASTERN THOUGHTS

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Vitor Queiroz & Marta Maia

Eastern Thoughts is a series of images of the everyday life, people, objects, and atmosphere Victor Queiroz encountered while traveling through Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. He wonders how much the images reveal about the lived experience of local people and of himself and his own expectations and cultural organisation. Once an image is taken it is extracted from the context and the surrounding smells, sounds, temperature, and sensations. Therefore the image is not so much a portal to another culture but a portal to the culture stored inside our body.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Mon, 05/08/2017 - Sun, 05/14/2017
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Selling Dreams

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Virginia Ryan

Selling Dreams presents a new way of observing the African cityscape and questions the specificity and universality of marketing and the representations employed by market forces. It began on Virginia Ryan’s return to Abidjan in November 2011 as a period of civil strife and violence named ‘La Crise’ was ending. The city had suffered the trauma of violence and was slowly picking itself up economically and politically. Ryan set out to document familiar places by sourcing the suspended idealised world of publicity floating above. 

Dates of Exhibition: 
Wed, 05/03/2017 - Sun, 05/28/2017
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JUST ASK ME HOW I FEEL

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Jennifer Blau

Dates of Exhibition: 
Fri, 05/05/2017 - Sun, 05/28/2017
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Displacement

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Suellen Symons
Displacing your normal life with a new identity by sewing imaginatively and creating new attire, courageous knights, glamorous princesses, even queens, and kings emerge from the chrysalis. Extraordinary civilians with a dynamic alter ego for the time they are out and about in a parallel universe. These images are created to acknowledge the power and grace, and respect to detail, using authenticity to the historical period juxtaposed with a modern sensibility shining through. The energy coming from the portraits, the acknowledgement by each person that to be photographed in his/her alter ego is the proper compliment for his/her skill and believable avatar status, was showing a respect towards me the photographer who in this case only had to pose the subject and then allow the discordant background, sometimes with sign posts from modern life or an out-of-time detail poking through. I like this blending of the everyday visual “junk” with the Medieval Alter Ego.
Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - Sun, 05/28/2017
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NoWestConnex Project

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Luca Altamore

The NoWestConnex Project is Luca Altamore's document of the raw emotion and swell of people against the WestConnex project. It is Australia’s largest transport project and will link Sydney's west and south-west with the CBD, Sydney Airport and Port Botany.

Public discontent has resulted in major demonstrations expressing anger, sadness and grief towards the gutting of neighbourhoods and parks and the decimation of communities that have been established over time.

Dates of Exhibition: 
Mon, 05/01/2017 - Wed, 05/31/2017
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Out of Tibet

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Albertina d'Urso
For more than 10 years Albertina d’Urso has followed in the footsteps of Tibetans forced to escape from their homeland, many of whom crossed the Himalayan range by foot, to defend their cultural and religious identity, their traditions and their language from Chinese repression. In ‘Out of Tibet’ she has documented their new lives throughout the world – including several areas of India (Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Ladakh, Bodhgaya), as well as in Nepal, Taiwan, New York, London, Paris, Zurich, Rome, Brussels, Amsterdam and Toronto.
Dates of Exhibition: 
Tue, 05/16/2017 - Sun, 05/21/2017
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