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‘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

Women Documenting: The Experiences of Emerging and Accomplished Female Documentary Photographers

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Don’t miss out on this incredible experience to hear about the experiences of some of Australia’s and the world’s most prominent and emerging     female documentary photographers.                                                                                                                                                                                                        .

Speakers include, Tamara Dean/Olsen Irwin Gallery, Lee Grant/OculiRaphaela Rosella/Oculi and award winning American photographer Paula Bronstein represented by Reportage by Getty Images… Discussions will cover the history of female photographers in the field and highlight some of the incredible work being done in the world by women today.

Tickets are $35
MCA for Reportage at Vivid Ideas
June 2, 2013
9.00am – 1.00pm
To book

© Tamara Dean/ Olsen Irwin Gallery from her new series ‘The Edge’

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