Featured Exhibition: Indigenous Issues
I always liked landscapes, both the natural and the imaginary ones. I walk in the first ones with my body, and with my mind in the latter. But there are mountains and valleys in which we go through without knowing it. They are unpredictable, unstable and sometimes discouraging. In them we are but data, dots in a fictitious landscape not created by Nature but by human mind's abstraction.
Swiss photographer Catherine Leutenegger will be visiting Sydney in May to attend Head On Photo Festival 2016 and to open her exhibition ‘Kodak City’.
‘Kodak City’ is the result of Catherine’s investigation into Kodak which was established in 1888 by George Eastman, who revolutionized photography and founded the photographic industry. However, by 2012, plagued by legal battles and the impact of the digital revolution, Kodak was bankrupt.
The 'Call of the Wild' is a strong motivator for many of us to explore the world of mountains and remote regions. This series of images seeks to juxtapose the relative insignificance of those who seek out adventure against the overwhelming vastness of the wilderness environment in which they have been photographed.
The Zona Norte is the red light district in Tijuana. Here the tourist can safely embrace the mythology of the drifter. A slow dance with a rusty Dolores del Rio.
The images were taken within one city block, in one night.
Despite being one of the richest nations on earth, many communities in Australia face entrenched poverty, ongoing dispossession, marginalisation, racism, violence, addiction and a range of other barriers to health and wellbeing.
Times Square, New York, attracts so many different people from all over the place. Why? this place gives me illusions or feelings that area has everything from everywhere - it feels like like everything is compressed into one small area; people, things, sounds, smell, foods, feelings, and all kind of activities that we could imagine. The difference between us merges all together making one big stream on the street. Everybody has their own concept of values and just doing their own things.
American Exile is a series of photographs and interviews documenting the stories of immigrants who have been ordered deported from the United States, as well as their family members who often are American citizens suffering the consequences of the harsh punishment of exile. The catalyst for this project was the five months Graham spent in immigration detention in 2010, facing deportation because of a misdemeanor conviction, despite living in the U.S. as a legal permanent resident since 1999.
For the past 50 years our perception of the Palestinians has been shaped by conflict, violence, the intifada, the refugee camps and the Israeli occupation.
The photographs in the series Palestinian Dream conjure up something completely different: a reality emerging in the context of the transformation of the Palestinian society.
Stories of the South is a long term documentary project exploring the lives of young Australian South Sudanese as they enter adulthood and navigate notions of cross-cultural identity in different ways.
Coming Soon is an exploration of our visual relationship with the branded city centers and the commercial environment we live in. In recent years, a kaleidoscopic net of huge billboards has enveloped the commercial hubs of New York City. The branding of the cityscape has become so ubiquitous, that the colorful, monumental advertisements, looming over the narrow streets, seem to be virtually unnoticed by the passersby. Giant billboards both dominate the urban landscape and blend into the background.
Melbourne based commercial and fine art photographer Steve Scalone perfectly captures scenes that resonate the ‘decisive moment’. The use of delicate tones, composition and amazing depth to draw the viewer in to his images, provoking curiosity about the scenes and the people in them.
About the Artist
After discovering his father's camera at an early age, Steve embarked on a professional career in a series of photographic commercial labs. He witnessed the beginnings of the digital camera revolution and embraced the change, becoming an Adobe Certified Expert.
Western Mongolia is an exposed Mars-like wilderness for three months of the year, and an icy landscape for the other nine. Kazaks and Mongols share a way of life in harmony with, and at the whim of, nature’s every gesture. They are a community of outsiders, both physically and in a globalised context. A culture not yet irrevocably changed by modernisation.
Often referred to as "Sea Gypsies", the Bajau Laut is a stateless boat dwelling nomadic group, which lives off the sea through trading and subsistence fishing. Today the Sama-Bajau population born and living primarily at sea is diminishing, with many moving to the mainland to seek work. The close proximity to the Southern Philippines and the home to the Abu Sayyag, a Muslim extremist network with international links has seen the movements of the Bajau people restricted due to recent