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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:

 

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

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

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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

 

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb ‘Violet Isle: Two Visions of Cuba’

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

The Reportage Team is happy to announce that Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb will be opening an inaugural exhibition of their work from Cuba in Australia. The exhibition, a selection of images from their book ‘Violet Isle’ will be on show for the first time in Australia as a part of the 2013 Reportage Festival at 10×8 Gallery, also the venue for the upcoming ‘Finding Your Vision’ workshop presented by Reportage.

 

                           ©Alex Webb, “Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, 1993” from Violet Isle (with Rebecca Norris Webb)

 

‘This book began as two separate projects: Alex’s exploration of the streets of Cuba and Rebecca’s surprising discovery of unique and sometimes mysterious animals. As we photographed in Cuba, we began to realize that our work sprang from the feel of a nation in a kind of bubble—an economic, political, cultural, and ecological bubble. For, thanks to the vagaries of history and politics, Cuba has now existed for some fifty years outside the world of globalization. So, in the spirit of a duet—with its point-counterpoint—we decided to weave our images together to create a multi-layered portrait of this ‘Violet Isle,’ a little-known name for Cuba. This island is a bubble whose people and animals seem caught out of time, a place that’s engaging yet unsettling, a place that’s vibrant yet vulnerable, a place that—for better or worse—probably won’t exist as it is much longer.’

– Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb

 

Where: 10×8 Gallery

When: May 15 to June 1, 2013

Opening Night: TBA

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.

NOOR presents an evening with Francesco Zizola

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Renowned photojournalist and co-founder of NOOR Agency and 10B Photography, Francesco Zizola (Italy) has photographed some of the world’s major conflicts and hidden crises and is considered to be one of Italy’s finest photographers.

In 2007, he opened 10b Photography, a Rome-based multipurpose centre for professional photography, featuring a gallery and a digital laboratory that has grown to become the world’s most prominent ‘digital darkroom’.

NOOR – an Arabic word meaning light – seeks to contribute to a growing understanding of the world by producing independent visual reports that stimulate positive social change and impact views on issues of global concern.

It is an abiding commitment to the fundamental power of photography to bear witness to the struggle for human rights and social justice that form the principles of NOOR.

In this discussion Francesco will share his experiences as a documentary photographer and his achievements founding two internationally renowned institutions.

9pm – 10pm, Wednesday 29 May 2013
Vivid Ideas Exchange, MCA Sydney

Tickets: $15

Book tickets here 

James Nachtwey: Testimony

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

James Nachtwey (USA) is one of the most highly regarded documentary photographers today. The American photographer has dedicated his life to documenting a variety of conflicts and socio-political issues in areas such as South Africa, the Middle East, the former Soviet Union and Sudan.

Nachtwey has received numerous honours including the Commonwealth Award, the Martin Luther King Award and the Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award. He is a frequent recipient of the photography industry’s highest accolades, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, Magazine Photographer of the Year and the World Press Photo Award. Nachtwey is also a long-time member of the exclusive Canon Explorers of Light group, where he is recognised as a master of his own creative specialty.

In the seminar James Nachtwey will talk about photojournalism and documentary photography in relation to his own experiences and profession, inviting discussion.

Presented by Canon Australia for Reportage.

 

2pm – 5pm, Sunday June 9,  2013

Vivid Ideas Exchange, MCA Sydney

Tickets: $85

Book tickets here

Raul Cañibano Ercilla: A Retrospective

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Reportage is happy  to announce another of our featured guests for the 2013 Reportage Festival, Cuban master of photography Raul Cañibano Ercilla who will be exhibiting a retrospective of his work, for the first ever time in Australia at Reportage. Raul will be attending the Festival alongside two other esteemed young documentary photographers (TBA) as a special guest and will be holding talks and seminars about his work and life in Cuba.

Born in Havana in 1961, Cañibano originally a welder is a self taught photographer, inspired by surrealist paintings and by the great photographers such as Josef Koudelka and Sebastian Selgado who taught him to see through the lens of a camera. Raul’s work stands as a testimony to his time in an era of Cuba that is little known to the world.

Despite difficulty due to the restrictions placed upon Cuba, Raul has exhibited work in England, the U.S, Spain, Japan, Mexico, Italy, France, Germany, Canada, Malaysia and has had individual exhibitions largely in Cuba and the United States. His work has been published in the New York Times and various other Art and Photography publications.

This month in March Raul opened a retrospective of his work at the Student Art Foundation in Miami and will be exhibiting for the very first time in Australia at the Reportage Festival.

Reportage will be exhibiting Raul’s retrospective work at level 1, of Customs House from May 24 to July 22 as a part of the 2013 Festival also to be included in the Vivid program. Opening night with Raul Cañibano Ercilla  May 29, 2013 (TBA)

These images are from the work  ‘Tierra Guajira’ by Raul Cañibano Ercilla

“Tierra Guajira” is the result of a personal project, which began in 1999. As a child I lived in Manati, Las Tunas province, located in one of the more eastern areas of Cuba. As a photographer the need to relive the experiences of my childhood through my images was born and thus I began this work, “Earth Guajira”.

To do this I toured many corners of the island, living day to day with the inhabitants of the more rural parts of my country. I suffered with them in their difficulties, invisible to their eyes as I gradually became a part of their routine I entered into their world, translating sentences, experiences and the joys of those that live in the country with images.

This project has an anthropological nature since my goal was to document modes of life and social habits that might be lost in Cuba with the passing of the years and the change that is going through the society in its constant development.

At the same time my work is a tribute to the nobility, the familiarity and the good of the Cuban peasant.’ <Raul Cañibano Ercilla>

 

Those wishing to get a preview of how amazing this exhibition will be of Raul’s should head to the opening of the new 10×8 Gallery in Surry Hills April 13, 2013 where a photograph from the retrospective will be on display. 10×8 Gallery will be a venue for various workshops and exhibitions for the Reportage Festival in 2013.