Posts Tagged ‘Documentary 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

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.’

 

 

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

Where: 
Hyde Park Sydney, Central Avenue near the Archibald Fountain

When: 
June 24 – July 3, 2013

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

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.

James Nachtwey and Stephen Dupont Workshop for Reportage 2013

Friday, April 19th, 2013

The Reportage Team is excited to announce the last of the Reportage workshops that will be available during the 2013 Festival.

Firstly we are happy to release confirmation of  a special opportunity to attend an intensive documentary photography and photojournalism workshop conducted by two of the world’s most renowned & celebrated photographers.

In an Australian first and exclusively for Reportage, James Nachtwey and Festival Director Stephen Dupont will be holding a five day workshop together  from June 10 – 14, 2013 as an official part of the 2013 Reportage Festival program

This is a rare opportunity for photographers to benefit from the wealth of experience that Nachtwey and Dupont have to offer.

One of Australia’s emerging giants of photography is Ed Giles, based in Cairo covering the unfolding Middle East Crisis for the last couple of years, Ed is flying back to work alongside Nachtwey and Dupont. Ed will offer the students his creative insights into multi media development and editing throughout the week.

The workshop schedule will be demanding but highly rewarding.

For further information and to enrol contact admin@reportage.com.au

 

© James Nachtwey

The workshop will run from June 10 – 14 at  10 x 8 Gallery in Surry Hills.

The last workshop to be announced will be a two day artist book making course to be held in conjunction with Momento Pro, details and enrolment coming soon.

Giovanni Cocco

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Continuing to highlight the participating photographers in the 2013 Reportage Festival Projections, the Reportage Team would like to introduce Giovanni Cocco who will be showing his work ‘Monia’ at this year’s Festival.

Monia is Giovanni’s sister and she has been disabled since birth, she lives with their parents in a small town in Abruzzo in Italy where they take constant care of her. ‘My family lives in habits, simple gestures and long moments without words or actions. A world away from everything else, solitary, confined, but not empty, where time is made up of moments,a present that does not need to project into the future.’

‘Photographing Monia is an act of knowledge and research. It is a way to understand her, wondering what she thinks and what she wants. Telling her story and her life is the first step for one to enter the life of the other, with both the joy and the difficulty of the encounter.’

Giovanni Cocco is an Italian photographer based in Rome, Italy.

His ongoing work on ‘Monia’ won second prize for the Emerging Photographer Grant from Burn Magazine and Magnum.

 © Giovanni Cocco

“She stands still, holding her breath. She keeps searching with her eyes,anxious at what she might miss. I move closer. Maybe I’ll understand what she is looking at. I’ve been doing this since we were kids. I stare at my sister while she stands still, holding time still. I keep looking – there is an undercurrent, a tidal force drawing her nearer every thing she sees. She touches them uncertain, as if it were always a first time. Hesitating, marveling. Might she think that aiming is better than reaching? That touching is not the same as the desire to touch? That some are best left alone? Maybe this is why she loves light, and water, and shadows. She keeps reaching out to them. Everything that might escape – she wants to touch that. I keep looking – she is there, yet gone. And she carried me away with her.”

‘This work is a work in progress; it started five years ago, in silence. The photographs came first, before any other project, and before the story, which they belong to. They are the result of an experience and the desire to tell it.’

 

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