‘Reportage Censored’ Exhibition featured in The Australian and The Daily Telegraph today…
Reportage asks the public, does you find this image suitable for public viewing?
In respect to the article and comments made by Sandra Chipchase CEO of Destination NSW
“All the images could be seen at various locations during Vivid, including Customs House, Ten by Eight Gallery and the Cleland Bond Building in The Rocks.”
This statement is false. Whilst some of the projection images of Raul Canibano Ercilla were on display in his exhibition at Customs House, none of the other images were on exhibition anywhere else during Vivid. 10×8 Gallery had other exhibitions not directly related to the Reportage Projections and Cleland Bond had a collective exhibition called ‘Home’ that also came under scrutiny due to two images containing slight nudity although it was a printed exhibition indoors.
Our purpose is to let these projections be seen, images and stories that were not seen elsewhere except on one evening at Customs House. An evening that Reportage had previously organised to screen a selection of the projections that had more explicit content.
When David Burnett’s show ‘The Presidents’ opened at The Australian Centre for Photography the ‘uncensored’ projections were placed in their foyer on a small screen with continuos playback as a show of support for the photographers and their work and they will remain there until the show finishes.
You can read the article on The Australian here.
* Please note the image of Andrew Quilty’s ‘The view towards Melbourne from a ridge near Kingslake, 2009’ has been cropped in the article for some reason and is actually a panorama landscape.
Photo: Simona Ghizzoni/ Contrasto
Two years after the Israeli operation “Cast Lead” (2008-2009) the Gaza Strip was still living in a limbo, worsened by the closure of the borders and the following severe economical crisis along with the complete isolation of the population.
The ongoing condition of extreme instability is leading to an increase of psychological and physical affections. In this environment women and children are often paying the highest price: they cannot overcome the violence they experienced or saw in the war, perpetuated by the long-term conflict that still takes a heavy toll on the population.
When I met Jamila, she was 40. During the war she moved with her family to the nearest UNRWA School, a place supposed to be protected from the bombings. She was injured by a small rocket that hit her legs while on her way back home to get some baby-diapers she forgot when she fled.
She’s now permanently disabled and in need for constant treatment. When she talked to me, Jamila appeared totally overwhelmed by the idea of ‘not being a good mother’, because she was not self-efficient anymore.
Beit Lahyia. Gaza Strip. March 27, 2011