Posts Tagged ‘Authors of Photography’

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

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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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

Alex Webb

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Something to note about the way Alex Webb captures images is his unique way of seeing, an observance of reality that highlights the surreal aspect of the every day and shows us those hidden dimensions often overlooked. The saturated use of colour and shadow in his work grasp the subjects he portrays and intensify the aspects of humanity that they represent.

Active as a photographer since the seventies, Webb began his career shooting small town America in the south. At first primarily shooting in black and white he began working in the Caribbean and Mexico, the exposure to these environments then led to the migration of colour into his photography. One could say Webb’s use of colour and shadow are defining elements of his style that enhance and illuminate his unique compositions.

Alex Webb joined the Magnum Agency in 1976…


 

 

 

“I only know how to approach a place by walking. For what does a street photographer do but walk and watch and wait and talk, and then watch and wait some more, trying to remain confident that the unexpected, the unknown, or the secret heart of the known awaits just around the corner.” Alex Webb

Alex Webb currently has an ongoing exhibition La Sofferenza della Luce in Milan Italy at La Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia  www.formafoto.it

 

Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario

 

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