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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:



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


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


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.



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


David Burnett ‘The Presidents: From JFK to Obama’

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

The Reportage Team is proud to announce another of the featured exhibition at the 2013 Festival, The Australian Centre for Photography exclusively for the 2013 Reportage Festival  will be hosting an exhibition of David Burnett’s work on the American Presidents from June 1 to August 18, 2013.

David Burnett (USA) is a photojournalist and co-founder of Contact Press Images, with over four decades of experience covering the 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.

Burnett is one of the few photographers to have photographed every US president since John F. Kennedy. ‘The Presidents: From JFK to Obama’ exhibits Burnett’s intimate and rare photographs, which capture both the professional and personal moments shared by America’s presidents over the decades.

© David Burnett/Contact Press Images Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Regan with their interpreters at the Geneva

                                            Summit. Switzerland, November, 1985. 1985


Australian Centre for Photography

1 June – 18 August

David Burnett

Monday, March 4th, 2013

The Reportage Team would like to officially announce world-renowned American photojournalist and co-founder of the New York agency Contact Press Images photographer David Burnett as one of Reportage Festival’s international guests in 2013. Burnett who has been listed by American Photo as one of the 100 most important people in photography, is renowned for his work from the Iranian revolution amongst other projects from his extensive collection. David will open two inaugural exhibitions of his work in Australia for the 2013 Reportage Festival, ‘Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley’ at The Blender Gallery from May 23 to June 22, 2013 and ‘The Presidents: From JFK to Obama’ at The Australian Centre for Photography from June 1 until August 18, 2013.

David will be also be holding talks and seminars during the Festival. More information and program details to be released in the weeks to come!

The following work is a selection from Burnett’s work in Iran ’44 Days: Iran and the Remaking of the World’ with a selection of David’s work on Bob Marley featuring a portrait of Peter Tosh.


David Burnett – 44 Days:  Iran and the Remaking of the World

“When I arrived in Tehran on Christmas 1978, I suspected there might be a story lurking under the surface. I’d heard on BBC radio  reports of civil unrest, protests against the Shah, and thought that it was worth exploring.  I had no idea that I was walking into a tempest which became the beginning of the Islamic revolutions throughout the Middle East.   Twenty five years of the the Shah’s rule had, in the end, created a gap between the social and religious classes which was now unfolding on the Tehran streets.  Protests were huge (sometimes a million people), gunfire was often present, and the politization of of the demonstrations and funerals began to rock the city.  It was a time before the internet, before cell phones, before computers.  Finding out  what was happening just blocks away was challenging, yet somehow we in the press managed to get to where news was breaking.  We shipped our film out of the country by the good will of departing airline passengers.  We sometimes had to listen to our short wave radios to find out what was  going on just a few minutes’ walk away.  It was one of the last big “old journalism” stories.  There was no telling in the morning what that day would bring, and the most important thing we could do as the eyes of the world was to show up, and document what we saw.   I shot the Iranian Revolution on Kodachrome and Tri-x :  the simplest tools available to a photographer.   Photography remains the single greatest force for story telling, and the days of the Revolution in Iran, the departure of the Shah, the return of Ayatollah Khomeini,  remind us once more of the simple, direct power of the photograph.”

– David Burnett


The Reportage Team