Parramatta Library Group Exhibition:
Parramatta Library Group Exhibition:
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.