Posts Tagged ‘2013 Reportage Festival’

Don McCullin – The Impossible Peace: From War Photographs to Landscapes, 1958 – 2011

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Reportage is proud to present the incredible retrospective of  acclaimed photographer Don McCullin, A Contact Press Images Touring Exhibition produced in association with the State Library of New South Wales, set to open to the public tomorrow September 27, 2014.

Don’t forget to attend the floor talk by Curator of the exhibition and co-founder of Contact Press Images, Robert Pledge.

Saturday September 27

14.00 – 15.00

Metcalfe Auditorium, Macquarie Street Building

State Library of NSW

A very special keynote lecture where Pledge will discuss Don McCullin’s fascinating body of work and his internationally recognised exhibition.

$15/ $10 (Friends/ Concession)

Tickets are available via the events page:

Don McCullin Exhibition Floor Talk Event with Curator Robert Pledge

 

Homeless Irishman, East End, London, Great Britain, 1969 copyright Don McCullin/Contact Press Images

Homeless Irishman, East End, London, Great Britain, 1969 copyright Don McCullin/Contact Press Images

Australian Centre for Photography 2014 Spring Season in Partnership with Reportage

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Vredepark, Johannesburg from 'Between Darkness & Light: Selected Works From South Africa 1994-2011© Jodi Bieber

Vredepark, Johannesburg from ‘Between Darkness & Light: Selected Works From South Africa 1994-2011© Jodi Bieber

As mentioned earlier this year Reportage is teaming up with two of our key partner venues, to bring you some inspiring and phenomenal exhibitions in 2014 for our Reportage Projects leading up to the next Festival in 2015.

We are happy to announce that Reportage is partnering with the Australian Centre for Photography this Spring to bring you an incredible exhibition season at the centre.

Launching August 29, 2014 at the Australian Centre for Photography are three ground breaking and courageous shows highlighting humanity’s paradoxes and social injustice through the poppy trails of Afghanistan heroin production and distribution to the shattering glimpses of South Africa’s transition post Apartheid, into the very private world’s of fallen American soldiers of war.

We are proud to present together with the ACP the following exhibitions:

 

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

Jodi

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

Ashley

Ashley Gilbertson – Bedrooms of the Fallen

 

For more information and full program details visit the site of the Australian Centre for Photography

 

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 together with the ACP and Reportage Teams will be present for this celebration of documentary photography.

Entry is open to the public and light refreshments will be provided, to attend please RSVP HERE.

The 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.

 

DONT FORGET! 

We have an incredible retrospective exhibition opening later at the State Library of NSW in September featuring the work of legendary photographer Don McCullin.

More information soon!

 

See you all at the exhibitions for a Spring celebration and thank you for your continued support!

 

Vredepark, Johannesburg from ‘Between Darkness & Light: Selected Works From South Africa 1994-2011© Jodi Bieber

 

Don McCullin: The Impossible Peace From War Photographs to Landscapes, 1958–2011

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Open: 27 September 2014 – 26 October 2014
Venue: Exhibition Galleries 
STATE LIBRARY OF NSW

 

Reportage is proud to present together with The State Library of NSW, Don McCullin: The Impossible Peace From War Photographs to Landscapes, 1958–2011 a touring exhibition by Contact Press Images.

Over five decades, legendary photojournalist Don McCullin has captured some of the most remarkable photographic images of the twentieth century. His impact on photography will be showcased in the exhibition Don McCullin: The Impossible Peace, featuring more than 150 photographs.

McCullin is best known for his memorable images of the world’s most dangerous conflict areas and social disasters: the building of the Berlin wall, the war in Congo, the Vietnam War, civil war in Biafra, fighting in Northern Ireland and the war in Lebanon. However, his recent photography focuses on sublime landscapes. This exhibition is curated by Robert Pledge, founder and president of Contact Press Images. McCullin’s work has never been shown in Australia before and the State Library is the exclusive Australian venue.

 

Tet Offensive, Battle of Hue, Vietnam

‘Shell-shocked US soldier awaiting transportation away from the frontline, Têt Offensive, Hué, South Vietnam, 1968’ Contact Press Images © Don McCullin

 

 

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‘Reportage Censored’ Extended Thanks and Conclusion for the Coming Days…

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Well Reportage Censored officially opened yesterday with some great talks by MP Amanda Fazio, Mike Bowers, David Maurice Smith and Festival Director Stephen Dupont

Now is the time for extended thanks and an update as to the conclusion of the Exhibition in the coming days…

 

Ed Giles, Reportage’s Projections Editor is back into gear after the Festival, home in Cairo and covering the events unfolding…

Big thank you to Ed for all his work this year at the Festival and he was missed yesterday at the opening of  Reportage Censored that he co-curated together with Assistant Director Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario.

Ed was one of the driving forces to get the projections seen by the public and the images out on the street!
He was also one of the photographers affected by the censorship of the projections.

Reportage extends special thanks to…

Anna Sinclair, Mike Bowers, Michael Corridore, Hannah Rose Robinson, Damian Garbenis, Holly High, Jessie DiBlasi, Jeremy Amann, Photoville, Canon, Sam Barzilay, Laura Roumanos, Russell Frederick, Nathalie Swainston, Iona Uzell, Noorderlicht’s ‘Cruel and Unusual’ curated by Hester Keijser and Pete Brook, Bruce Gilden and Magnum, Sydney Posters, Coda Audio, all the participating photographers, Reportage
supporters and all the Reportage Censored volunteers.

And to all the speakers that came out yesterday…

David Maurice Smith, MP Amanda Fazio, Mike Bowers and Festival Director Stephen Dupont.

At the end of the installation we will be posting online, the feedback we have received from the public over the course of the Reportage Censored Exhibition. This information will be compiled and forwarded to Destination NSW and the Minister for Tourism.

Whether they choose to consider the information forwarded to them is beyond our control, but we have information stating that people ARE interested to take an active decision into what they want to see in Sydney Cultural events in the future.

We can only hope that this will continue in the coming years as both the local and State government have made a five year agreement and investment in Sydney’s cultural activity:

http://sydneyyoursay.com.au/document/show/201
If you haven’t been down yet come and check out Reportage Censored before it comes down on July 3, it is open from 10am to 7pm daily and will close late afternoon on Wednesday July 3.

Thanks for all your support!

 

Photo: © Ed Giles

Family members of Ahmed Abdul Khalim, 24, a demonstrator killed in violent clashes with Egyptian security forces in previous days, cry as the coffin of Khalim is carried by on March 8, 2013, in Port Said, Egypt.’

 

 

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

Arien Chang Castan ‘A Traves de mis Ojos (Through My Eyes)

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

The Reportage Team is proud to announce another featured exhibition of the 2013 Reportage Festival

A Traves de Mis Ojos (Through My Eyes)’ A young photographer’s perspective of Cuba…

Arien Chang Castan’s ‘A Traves de mis Ojos’ (Through my Eyes) is the window into a changing Cuba viewed from the perspective of one of its most prominent emerging documentary photographers.

In 2003, Arien Chang Castan began to work as a documentary photographer. For seven years he worked primarily with black and white film. In the beginning, his work dealt with diverse themes such as urban landscapes, portraits, and various aspects of Cuban life. Yet all of this is a prologue to his current work.

Inspired by the work of Cartier-Bresson, Sebastiao Salgado, Bruce Davidson, and Eugene Smith, Arien has developed a series that, in a certain way, reveals an alternate reality within the changing Cuban society. Arien’s work focuses especially in areas within Cuban society that are generally ignored in Cuban documentary photography. Themes like the rodeo, gay culture, and bodybuilding are reflected in his work, always portrayed with an artistic, conceptual vision that enriches the image.

The exhibition will be on at Pixel Perfect’s X88 Gallery from May 28 to June 8, 2013

Opening night with the artist will be Wednesday May 29, contact Pixel Perfect for more info and to RSVP

Where: X88 Gallery

88 Abercrombie Street

Chippendale

When:  May 28 to June 8, 2013 

Opening night: Wednesday May 29, 2013

© Arien Chang Castan from his work in Cuba ‘Serie Parrandas, 2011′

 

 

Simona Ghizzoni

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Continuing to highlight the participating photographers in the 2013 Reportage Festival Projections, the Reportage Team would like to introduce… Simona Ghizzoni  who will be showing her work ‘After Dark’ at this year’s Festival.

‘ I reached the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the first time in 2010, on assignement with a friend journalist, to document the condition of palestinian women in the Gaza Strip. At that time, we had the access to the Gaza Strip denied by the Israeli Government. So, I decided to spend a couple of months in Jerusalem and the West Bank in order to see and understand more of the social and political situation in Israel and the Occupied Territories. That was the beginning of my long-term project about the consequences of war on women’s life, Afterdark.

A few months later I got the permission to enter the Gaza Strip, where I stayed as a whole around three months., documenting the aftermath of Cast Lead Operation (ended in 2009) and the life of women in the extremely complex context of the Strip.

Women in Gaza suffer of a double pressure: the isolation from the outside world imposed by Israeli blockade, with all the economical, physical and psychological consequences, and, on the other hand, the worsening of  women’s human rights condition under Hamas government, heading towards an effective gender separation.

The latest trip was in December and January 2012-13 right after the Operation Pillar of Defense on the Gaza Strip (14 to 21 November 2012). During the course of the operation, the IDF struck more than 1,500 sites in the Gaza Strip, including rocket launchpads and cache sites, Hamas command posts, the Hamas run interior ministry and other government buildings, as well as dozens of houses and apartment blocks. More than 180 Palestinians died in the operation, with between 40 and 103 of them being civilians. An additional 1,200-1,300 Palestinians were injured. Civilians paid the highest toll during this war, especially women and children who didn’t recover yet from the traumas of Cast Lead Operation (2008-2009).

Through the stories of the women I met, I’m trying to understand what actually happens when a military operation is declared “a success”, how is the return to normality of life, and which normality can be actually restored, in order to avoid to forget the real human toll of any war. ‘

– Simona Ghizzoni

        © Simona Ghizzoni/ Contrasto

Simona Ghizzoni is an Italian photographer based in Rome, Italy

Her work ‘After Dark’ won second prize for the Emerging Photographer Grant from Burn Magazine and Magnum.

‘Photography in Conflict’ Tickets on sale – June 1, 2013 MCA an Official Part of the 2013 Reportage Program

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Tickets for the 2013 Reportage Festival ‘Photography in Conflict‘ Seminar at the MCA have gone on sale as of yesterday.

This special event will focus on talks and screenings dicussing the changes and evolution of conflict photography specifically from the period of the Vietnam war to contemporary times. Presentations will cover the use of different mediums and the introduction of social media and telephone photography.

Discussions will also focus on the way in which conflict photography is represented in the media and the effect this has had and currently has on the general public.

Reportage will team up with the Human Right’s Art and Film Festival to show a special screening of ‘Saigon ‘68’ (A short film about Eddie Adam’s infamous execution image from the Vietnam war).

Includes talks by photographers Tim Page (one of the most important photographers of the Vietnam War), members of the Degree South Collective David Dare Parker, Jack Picone, Stephen Dupont, Michael Coyne, Ben Bohane (a collective of some of Australia’s most prestigious documentary photographers) and Adam Ferguson from the VII Agency (a young emerging Australian documentary photographer covering present day conflict).

“To suffer is one thing; another thing is living with the photographed images of suffering, which does not necessarily strengthen conscience and the ability to be compassionate. It can also corrupt them. Once one has seen such images, one has started down the road of seeing more – and more. Images transfix. Images anesthetize.”

– Susan SontagOn Photography

10am – 5pm, Saturday 1 June 2013

Veolia Lecture Theatre, MCA Sydney

Tickets: $20

$15 for Reportage/ MCA Members

Book tickets here (Tickets available via MCA website)

Image: Aftermath of the ambush of the 173rd Airborne in the Iron Triangle near Ben Cat (19 dead, 35 wounded in 20 seconds) 1965 ©Tim Page/ Degree South

Requiem Exhibition Melbourne – A Part of the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival Presented in Partnership with Reportage 2013

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Those in Melbourne this Friday should definitely not miss out on the opening of Requiem an exhibition curated by iconic photographer Tim Page bought to Melbourne as a part of the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival presented in partnership with the 2013 Reportage Festival.

 Requiem is a exhibition dedicated to the 135 photographers from both sides of the war, who were declared missing or killed during the period of the Vietnam War. Tim Page iconic photographer of the Vietnam War has gathered images from these photographers and this foretells the exhibition.
Requiem will also be coming to Sydney for the 2013 Reportage Exhibition in the Vivid precinct, details TBA
The exhibition marks the beginning of a collaboration between the two Festivals Human Rights Arts & Film and Reportage, the collaboration continues in the shape of a day long seminar at the MCA, Sydney ‘Photography in Conflict‘ TBA soon, where Reportage will team up with the Human Right’s Art and Film Festival to show a special screening of ‘Saigon ‘68’ (A short film about Eddie Adam’s infamous execution image from the Vietnam war).


 

Requiem Opening (Human Rights Arts & Film Festival) 

Where: Yarra Gallery, Federation Square, Ground Level Yarra Building

When: 10 May 6pm-7pm (complimentary drinks)

Exhibition Dates: 10 May – 19 May , 2013

12pm–6:30pm weekdays, 1pm–7pm weekends

Floor Talk With Curator Tim Page: 19 May, 2013 4pm

More info on the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival can be found here

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

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

The Reportage Team is proud to announce the second major outdoor installation exhibition for the 2013 Reportage Festival.

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.

This is the second in a series of outdoor exhibition installations to be announced for Reportage Festival in 2013 looking to become a permanent feature of the Festival.

 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 Bieber, Tamara Dean, Claire 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 

1-25 Harbour Street

Sydney

When:

Thursday May 23 to Saturday June 29, 2013

Opening Night:

May 23, 2013

Details TBA

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