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Photojournalism/Documentary

Displacement

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Suellen Symons

Artsite Gallery

Exhibition Dates:

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

Exhibition Description

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.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

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

NoWestConnex Project

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Luca Altamore

Actors Centre Australia

Exhibition Dates:

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

Exhibition Description

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.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

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

Out of Tibet

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Albertina d'Urso

Stirrup Gallery

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Tue, 05/16/2017 - Sun, 05/21/2017

Exhibition Description

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.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Tue, 05/16/2017 - Sun, 05/21/2017

A L T E R E D - S T A T E S

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Geoffrey Goddard

ARO Gallery

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Wed, 05/03/2017 - Sun, 05/14/2017

Exhibition Description

Altered States combines two contrasting bodies of work from a 2015 trip to America. The first ’Deserted’ is a series of images depicting the empty and abandoned landscape of the Californian desert. The second, ‘Down on the Street’ is a series of street photography from New York. 

 

D E S E R T E D

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Wed, 05/03/2017 - Sun, 05/14/2017

City Impressions

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Andreas Gschwind, Thomas Buckwalter

Gallery Lane Cove

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Tue, 05/16/2017 - Sat, 06/10/2017

Exhibition Description

In this exhibition Thomas and Andreas are showing two different views of 2 different cities.
Thomas shows his impressions of people in Sydney and their sometimes unintentional relationship to the environment they are in.
Andreas captures the impression of travelling on subways in Munich and tries to capture the uniqueness of every station in one single picture. Can people recognise the environment within a very short timeframe?

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Tue, 05/16/2017 - Sat, 06/10/2017

Life is the Visualisation of a Dream

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Kocha Worapon

Gauge Gallery

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Tue, 05/16/2017 - Sun, 05/21/2017

Exhibition Description

‘Life is the Visualisation of a Dream’ is a photography series that express my first experience of Australia, a place where I still get lost in the cultural transformation. Everything was/is just like a distorted shape of a dream, and my photography functions as an everyday recording device that captures a unique, fragmented, abstract form of life.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Tue, 05/16/2017 - Sun, 05/21/2017

Capturing Koi

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Julie Ellitt

ArtSHINE Gallery

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Mon, 05/08/2017 - Mon, 05/29/2017

Exhibition Description

My Exhibition entitled "Capturing Koi" has a two fold meaning.
There are some that capture the Koi, after dark with a flashlight
fleeing the scene with the Koi in a bucket to make money from their sale.
They say that one big Koi can fetch up to $1000 on the black market.
I on the other hand capture the Koi with my camera to share in there
beauty, peacefulness and environment with others.

Since photographing these Koi over the year, the big white Koi, which
is a local favourite has since vanished.!!

JULIE ELLITT
2017

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Mon, 05/08/2017 - Mon, 05/29/2017

The Tasmanian Tree Project: Exploring the World’s Tallest Flowering Tree

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Steven Pearce

ARO Gallery

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Wed, 05/17/2017 - Sun, 05/28/2017

Exhibition Description

Tasmania is home to the largest flowering tree in the world, the Mountain Ash, yet few people are aware it exists in Australia. The project’s team of canopy scientists who regularly explore the rainforest are bringing awareness to these globally significant trees. Using innovative arboreal rigging techniques to place cameras in the free space between the giants, they travel the entire height of the tree and record hundreds of images which are blended together to create the first complete portrait of the tree without visual distortion.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Wed, 05/17/2017 - Sun, 05/28/2017

The lives surrounding Lake Atitlán

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Karina Illovska

m2 Gallery

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Wed, 05/24/2017 - Tue, 05/30/2017

Exhibition Description

 

In August 2016, Karina Illovska spent some time beyond the mountains, in the homes of the surviving Guatemalan Mayans and their families who live beside Lake Atitlan.

She travelled into country with the not-for-profit organisation - Mayan Families. Their vision is to assist with the Mayan’s basic needs through sustainable programs that focus on elderly care, nutritional support, education, emergency aid and artisan programs to cultivate the local arts.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Wed, 05/24/2017 - Tue, 05/30/2017

A Personal Journey

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Philip Myers

Stirrup Gallery

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Tue, 05/02/2017 - Sun, 05/07/2017

Exhibition Description

Philip Myers reflected on the nature of photography as a personal act and response to our encounters. He realised that some of his photographs were more personal than others and this distinction was founded on a connected reality. A premeditated photograph held him away from his immediate reality, whereas a spontaneous photograph drew him closer. A Personal Journey is a diary of Myer’s life experiences and documents the anchors in his reality. All photographs were taken on an iPhone and were an immediate un-calculated response to what was around him.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Tue, 05/02/2017 - Sun, 05/07/2017

The Beach

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Maggie Hall

Tap Gallery

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Mon, 05/01/2017 - Sun, 05/14/2017

Exhibition Description

I live in the city of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. It was founded more than two hundred years ago, as a convict settlement. Epochal changes are happening: the devastation of the natural world accelerates, the wreckage of a twentieth century industrial wasteland continues its decline. At this moment of closure and transition we are experiencing a period of extinction . . . the abandoned, the neglected, the despised, the condemned, those who will determine what happens . . . are the survivors.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Mon, 05/01/2017 - Sun, 05/14/2017

1 in 20

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
1in20

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/02/2015 - Sun, 05/10/2015

Exhibition Description

Living with mental illness is many things, it can be ugly, painful, exhausting and life threatening. It can also be tender, beautiful and transformative.  1in20 is a place where you can connect, both heart and mind, with those who have walked before you, so others walk alongside you. 

“More than an awareness campaign, more than healing through art, more than stigma-fighters, 1in20 is a living breathing community offering validation, support and a creative outlet for people coping with and surviving mental illness.” 

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/02/2015 - Sun, 05/10/2015

Head On Screenings 2016

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Selected artists

Sydney Lower Town Hall

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/02/2015 - Sun, 05/10/2015

Exhibition Description

The Head On Screenings will show a selection of works from local and international photography collectives, festivals and photographers from May 1-8 in the festival hub. Featuring short films and videos from: TED Talks, Panos Pictures, VII Picture Agency, The Indian Photography Festival, Anna Zeitler and The Weather exhibition. 

                          

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/02/2015 - Sun, 05/10/2015

Lift Off

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Ben Houston

The Art House Hotel

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/07/2016 - Sun, 08/07/2016

Exhibition Description

 "The head behind the Head" at the fabulous ArtHouse Hotel, this exhibition incorporates Ben's travel, aerial and landscape photography.


Ben takes us to viewpoints that we rarely experience. What do we see? Creativity, colour, a hint of the controversial and of course, Ben's own flare. Exhibition held in the heart of Sydney.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 05/07/2016 - Sun, 08/07/2016

Eighteen

Exhibiting photographer(s): 
Natan Dvir

Sydney Lower Town Hall

Exhibition Dates:

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 04/30/2016 - Sun, 05/08/2016

Exhibition Description

 

Although I grew up and spent most of my photographic career in Israel, I came to realize I did not truly know or understand its Arab society — over a fifth of the population consisting of hundreds of thousands of families who stayed within Israel's borders after it was established in 1948. 

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

Dates of Exhibition: 
Sat, 04/30/2016 - Sun, 05/08/2016