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Australian Centre for Photography Spring Season 2014 Launch

The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) in partnership with Reportage Projects in 2014 are launching a new season of exhibitions on Friday 29 August 2014. Our Spring Season features photojournalists Robert Knoth and Antoinette de Jong (The Netherlands), Jodi Bieber (South Africa) and Ashley Gilbertson (Australia).

Reportage celebrates traditional and contemporary forms of documentary photography, with the aim to engage audiences and create an awareness for this important genre. This season showcases four highly regarded photojournalists from across the globe, each creating visual narratives for key issues of our time.

Opening night takes place on Friday 29 August, 6-8pm and will coincide with the launch of Reportage Projects in 2014. International guests Robert Knoth and Antoinette de Jong, and Reportage Director Stephen Dupont will be present for this celebration of documentary photography.

ACP’s Spring Season is officially open to the public on 30 August with a free public talk In Conversation: Robert Knoth and Antoinette de Jong from 2-4pm.

 

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Robert Knoth & Antoinette de Jong Poppy – Trails of Afghan Heroin

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Robert Knoth and Antoinette de Jong’s multimedia exhibition Poppy traces the international path of heroin production and distribution; from the bright flower fields in Afghanistan, to the concrete jungle of London. Embodying two decades worth of reporting Poppy exposes the contexts and consequences of heroin’s journey from East to West, along with the devastation it leaves in its wake.

Jodi Bieber Between Darkness & Light: Selected works from South Africa 1994-2011

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Jodi Bieber’s Between Darkness & Light: Selected works from South Africa 1994 – 2011 is curated from two of her outstanding photographic series – Between Dogs and Wolves: Growing up with South Africa and Soweto. Marking the 20th anniversary of democracy in South Africa, Bieber provides a unique view of South Africa’s transition from a country of apartheid to the lasting legacy of Nelson Mandela.

Ashley Gilbertson Bedrooms of the Fallen

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New York based Australian photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson’s Bedrooms of the Fallen was conceived as a way to memorialise soldiers and marines who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. By photographing bedrooms that had been left intact, Gilbertson has created a highly personal and moving series that reveals the losses of war.