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Reportage Censored – June 24 – July 3, 2013

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Reportage Censored

The Reportage Team is proud to announce Reportage Censored, an exhibition and discussion that we have been planning and can finally bring to you thanks to the support of our photographers, friends, family and a couple of generous benefactors.

Reportage Censored brings to the NSW public the entire uncut selection of documentary stories that were set to feature at Reportage this year on the VIVID Sydney ‘Light Walk’, before the majority were excluded by Destination NSW on the grounds the images were too distressing or offensive for public viewing.

These outdoor projections included some of the world’s best documentary photography from some of the most acclaimed photographers today.

The full uncensored works of the 2013 Reportage Projections will be made available to the public, as well as printed poster images of a selection of the censored works in three shipping containers in Hyde Park, a highly-trafficked public space. Under each image will be the question ‘Do you find this image suitable for public viewing?’.

These containers were originally used for the Photoville exhibition at the 2013 Reportage Festival and housed installations concentrating on human rights issues and social justice. The ‘Reportage Censored’ exhibition was inspired by this installation and forges the way for these spaces to engage the public in important human, social and political issues, as well as becoming symbols of freedom of speech.

Reportage presents these works in an open space, as a way of allowing you, the public, to make your own decision and bring to the fore a discussion about what is, or is not, appropriate for your own viewing. We believe it is important for Destination NSW, a statutory authority responsible for some of NSW’s signature cultural events, to hear your feedback. We also want to hear your opinions.

Reportage hopes that this exhibition will create an interesting and progressive discussion about what is seen in the public sphere, the role of photography and the Arts in the community and also broader freedom of expression issues.

Rain or shine Reportage Censored will be open from Monday, June 24 from 10am to 7pm and will run daily until Wednesday, July 3 in Hyde Park Sydney.

Please join us for the official opening of Reportage Censored and a discussion regarding the issues at hand next Saturday, June 29 at 3pm in Hyde Park on site.

Show your support, spread the word and hope to see you this week and especially next Saturday!


‘Ishinomaki, Japan.
Hikari Oyama, 8, plays with bubbles, after she and her grandmother payed their respects at the memorial to victims of the last year’s tsunami at the Okawa Elementary School, where 74 children were killed and 4 are still missing, on March 11, 2012 near Ishinomaki, Japan.’

Photo: Daniel Berehulak /Getty


Reportage Censored

Hyde Park Sydney, Central Avenue near the Archibald Fountain

June 24 – July 3, 2013

Official Opening and Discussion : 
Saturday, June 29 at 3pm

Yuri Kozyrev ‘On Revolution Road’ Currently Exhibiting at Ambush Gallery Waterloo

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

‘When we speak from our living rooms about war, about riots, about terror, we look for indicators of right and wrong. We plainly classify heroes and villains, speak of crises as though they all look the same, and refer to The Middle East as a maelstrom of interchangeable cultures and ideologies.

While the components of these faraway conflicts are similar – martyrs and mourners, rebellion and righteousness – the context of each country’s revolution is singular in both motivation and approach. 

During photographer Yuri Kozyrev’s travels throughout North Africa and the Middle East, he identified with these differences, and considered that perhaps each revolution deserves its own narrative.

On Revolution Road tells these stories.’


Those of you who haven’t seen the Yuri Kozyrev Exhibition on at Ambush Gallery right now should get on down here to see it.

Viewing times from June 6 – 13 from 12pm to 4pm

What’s more Ambush Gallery will play host to the official 2013 Reportage Festival Closing party next Thursday June 13 from 6-9pm where you can join the Reportage Team and participating photographers for drinks and celebration…

Check it out and see you thursday!


When: June 6 to June 13, 2013 – 12pm to 4pm

Where: Ambush Gallery, 4A James Street Waterloo

Official 2013 Reportage Festival Closing Party: June 13, 6pm-9pm

Leysis Quesada Vera ‘An Interior View’

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

An Interior View is an intimate gaze into the realities that surround prominent Cuban female photographer Leysis Quesada Vera. From travels throughout the Island and intimate moments in diverse Cuban institutions to daily scenarios of her immediate family life, Leysis’ captures these moments as a quite intimate observer whose presence is accepted and acknowledged in the places she captures yet does not dominate.

Leysis Quesada Vera is one of Cuba’s most important rising female photographers to date.


Where: Black Eye Gallery

When: May 22 –  June 9

Opening Night with the artist: Thursday May 30, 6-8pm

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb ‘Violet Isle: Two Visions of Cuba’

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

An official part of the 2013 Reportage Festival Program

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb will open an inaugural exhibition of their work from Cuba in Australia. The exhibition, a selection of images from their book ‘Violet Isle’ will be on show for the first time in Australia as a part of the 2013 Reportage Festival at 10×8 Gallery, also the venue for the upcoming ‘Finding Your Vision’ workshop presented by Reportage.

Where: 10x8Gallery

When: May 15 to June 1, 2013


Degree South ‘Peace’

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

(Degree South is Tim Page, Stephen Dupont, David Dare Parker, Jack Picone, Ben Bohane, Michael Coyne, Ashley Gilbertson and the late Sean Flynn)

The Degree South Collective of award-winning Australian documentary photographers have covered conflicts from Vietnam in 1965 to present day Afghanistan.  PEACE showcases a collection of images that provide a personal reflection of peace, captured amongst the environment of war.  It was a hard task for these men to find the meaning of peace amongst their images of war however these images are definitely chosen from the heart.

For two weeks starting on Tuesday 14th May, this new exhibition will be displayed at Meyer Gallery Syndicate@ Danks. Extended hours till 7pm on Thursday 16th & 23rd May.

‘Peace’ is a featured exhibition of the 2013 Reportage Festival.


Where: Meyer Gallery

When: 14 May – 26 May 2013

Closing drinks with the artists: May 26, 2013 2-4pm


Oculi Collective ‘Home’

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

‘Home’ is an interactive exhibition featuring the imagery of Australia’s own Oculi collective where viewers are able to populate and sequence their own custom Blurb book from the exhibited work. The imagery explores the concept of ‘home’ in both the literal and the abstract, offering a collective interpretation of ‘home’ as an idea.

Oculi is a collective of eleven of Australia’s most prestigious documentary photographers. Since its’ beginnings in 2000, the group continues to set the tone in Australia for the best in reportage and art photography and is the country’s premier destination for commissioning and purchasing work.

Its members are Donna Bailey, James Brickwood, Lee Grant, Claire Martin, Nick Moir, Jeremy Piper, Andrew Quilty, Raphaela Rosella, Dean Sewell, David Maurice Smith and Tamara Voninski.

Blurb is a creative platform that allows anyone with a computer to create, promote, share and sell their own bookstore-quality publication, photo books, magazines or ebooks.

Home will be on show from May 22 to June 10 as the featured exhibition at the 2013 Reportage Festival Hub, Cleland Bond. The hub is open day and evening is a part of the Vivid Light Walk.

May 22 at the Cleland Bond Building is the opening night and the featured date for the interactive installation, 6-9pm.


Where: Cleland Bond Building

When: 22 May – 10 June

Opening Night: May 22, 2013 6 – 10pm

4 Stories: Four Women, Four Visions, Four Stories, Four Corners…

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Four women, Four visions, Four stories, Four corners…

Featuring the work of Jodi Bieber, Tamara Dean, Claire Martin and Raphaela Rosella

An exhibition curated by Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario and a featured part of the 2013 Reportage Festival

 4 Stories investigates four different perspectives of four award winning female documentary photographers. The exhibition one of five major outdoor installation exhibitions a part of the 2013 Reportage Festival will be on show from Thursday May 23 to Saturday June 29, 2013 in Sydney’s Darling Quarter.

Four massive cubes measuring 2.4 meters will exhibit the work of each individual photographer, four prints for each.

The Cubes are the birth child project OPEN of  Ambush and Darling Quarter precinct and have been used only one time before in a public street art exhibition. A photography first the unique structures will be on display day and night whilst solar charged lights keep them illuminated in the evening hours.

 4 Stories is an exhibition curated by Reportage Assistant Festival Director Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario for the 2013 Reportage Festival, featuring the work of Jodi BieberTamara DeanClaire Martin and Raphaela Rosella and is proudly supported by Ambush, Darling Quarter and Canon.

More information on the photographers and their individual stories to come.

Where: Darling Quarter 

When: Thursday May 23 to Saturday June 29, 2013

Opening Night with the artists, Jodi Bieber, Tamara Dean, Raphaela Rosella and Claire Martin (In spirit as she is abroad)

May 23, 2013 – 5 to 8pm

Image credits as follows: Jodie Bieber/ The Goodman Gallery, Tamara Dean/ Olsen Irwin Gallery, Claire Martin/ Oculi, Raphaela Rosella/ Oculi

David Burnett ‘Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley’

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

An official part of the 2013 Reportage Festival Program

David Burnett (USA) is a photojournalist and co-founder of Contact Press Images, with over four decades of experience covering news, history and people in over 70 countries. Burnett has been listed by American Photo as one of the 100 most important people in photography.

Thirty years after the death of reggae legend Bob Marley his music and influence remain vital.

‘Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley’ presents Burnett’s extraordinary photographs of Marley at his Kingston, Jamaica home and studio; both in 1976 and later during the 1977 Exodus tour in Europe. Burnett mixes iconic images with unpublished photos, presenting a unique and rare view of the larger-than-life reggae legend.

Blender Gallery

23 May – 22 June 2013

16 Elizabeth Street Paddington 2021
ph: 02 9380 7080

Opening Night: May 28, 2013



Cruel & Unusual Presented by Noorderlicht Photography

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

A gripping look behind prison walls. By request of Noorderlicht, guest curators Hester Keijser and Pete Brook have brought together work by eleven women photographers, presenting quite unexpected photography of great variety, revealing life behind bars.

Artists include: Araminta de Clermont, Amy Elkins, Alyse Emdur, Christiane Feser, Brenda Ann Kenneally, Jane Lindsay, Deborah Luster, Nathalie Mohadjer, Yana Payusova, Lizzie Sadin, Lori Waselchuk

Curated by: Hester Keijser & Pete Brook

Photoville Comes to Reportage
A Featured Part of the 2013 Reportage Festival

Where: Hyde Park Sydney

When: May 24 to June 13, 2013

Opening Night: TBA

Presented by: Noorderlicht Photography

Russell Frederick ‘Dying Breed: Photos of Bedford Stuyvesant’

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Brooklyn-based photographer Russell Frederick will present work from “Dying Breed: Photos of Bedford Stuyvesant” documenting a culturally diverse community at risk. The work raises important questions on the evolution and potential breakdown of traditional neighborhoods.

Artist: Russell Frederick

Photoville Comes to Reportage
A Featured Part of the 2013 Reportage Festival

Where: Hyde Park Sydney

When: May 24 to June 13, 2013

Opening Night: TBA