Posts Tagged ‘Oculi’

Reportage Festival and Photographer Raphaela Rosella to be Featured at this year’s Noorderlicht Festival – September 1 to October 13, 2013

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Reportage Festival is proud to announce that it has been invited by  Noorderlicht to be one of twenty international photographic institutions to present the work of an emerging photographer at the upcoming Festival in September; celebrating the twentieth edition of the Photo Festival in The Netherlands.

The exhibition 20|20 titled so references the 20th anniversary of the Festival but also ‘ ‘20|20 vision’, the sharp gaze on the world that Noorderlicht and the other twenty institutions strive for.’

Oculi photographer Raphaela Rosella featured in this year’s Festival has been selected to represent Australia and Reportage as emerging talent at Noorderlicht with her work ‘We Met a Little Early but I Get to Love you Longer’

All Noorderlicht exhibitions will be held at a new venue just outside the city centre of Groningen: the old Sugar Factory.
More highlights to come in the following weeks but if you are in The Netherlands at this time it is definitely an event worth attending.

1 Sep – 13 Oct 2013

20|20

A world of photography 

 ‘Noorderlicht is an internationally oriented institute for photography that provides a podium for talented photographers from all corners of the earth. That was demonstrated in the much-praised festivals focusing on photography from the Arab world and Africa, among other events. To celebrate the twentieth edition, Noorderlicht asked twenty institutions from all around the world to make a presentation for themselves in 20|20. Those selected are all institutions to which Noorderlicht feels akin, because they, like Noorderlicht, make their own exhibitions and work in a narrative manner. Each institution is presenting the work of one photographer who is still unknown outside his or her own country, who exemplifies photographic developments in that region. The title refers not only to the 20th anniversary, but also to ‘20|20 vision’, the sharp gaze on the world that Noorderlicht and the other twenty institutions strive for.’

 

© Raphaela Rosella/ Oculi from ‘We Met a Little Early but I Get to Love you Longer’

Reportage Censored Exhibition Opening Conversation – *Tomorrow On Site* Saturday June 29, 3pm, Hyde Park Sydney

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Join us tomorrow Saturday June 29 at 3pm in Hyde Park Sydney ‘rain or shine’ for the opening conversation of ‘Reportage Censored’ 

Speakers include:
Director of Photography at The Global Mail Mike Bowers, Oculi photographer David Maurice Smith, Reportage Festival Director Stephen Dupont and MP Amanda Fazio who bought the issue to the attention of the NSW Parliament.

Hope to see you there!

Reportage Censored and censorship of documentary images discussed on ‘The Project’ last night on Channel 10

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Last night in Australia in between a lengthened episode dedicated to the Labour Party Leadership Ballot…  Channel Ten’s ‘The Project’ brought into discussion the ‘Reportage Censored’ Exhibition in Hyde Park, censored images were highlighted and there was a brief discussion as to whether these images should or should not be shown in public.

Two out of the three presenters said that there was nothing wrong with showing the images in a public space and implied that it was our duty to explain to our children these stories and what is going on in the world. They also commented on the fact that children see more offensive imagery in children’s programs and films, whilst are also subjected to explicit advertising imagery whilst passing through the city on a regular basis. One said that he agreed but would prefer them to be in a private space.

Oculi Photographer David Maurice Smith whose images and film from the rural Aboriginal community of Wilcannia, NSW ‘Living in the Shadows’ was banned, was interviewed on site for the program.

The episode of ‘The Project’ can be viewed here.

The Reportage Censored discussion is at 46.48 minutes of the program