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2013 Reportage Festival Guest Adam Ferguson Featured Today in the Sydney Morning Herald

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

2013 Reportage Festival guest Adam Ferguson has been featured in the Sydney Morning Herald today on page 7 in the paper and online editions discussing his work in Iraq.

Ferguson a member of the VII agency and one of Australia’s distinguished emerging documentary photographers will exhibit his work in an outdoor installation exhibition under the Cahill Express Way at Circular Quay as a featured part of the 2013 Reportage Festival.

Adam will share this space, in a separate exhibition with legendary photographer James Nachtwey who will also be exhibiting a selection of his retrospective work Testimony in the space.

The Reportage Team is happy to announce that the exhibition will be a featured part of the Vivid Light Walk and will illuminate the differing perspectives of one of the world’s most prominent documentary photographers and strong emerging photographer Adam Ferguson.

Adam Ferguson will be involved in two seminars at the MCA as a part of the 2013 Reportage Festival

‘Inside the Evolving World of Photojournalism, Photo Agencies and Newspapers’
Vivid Ideas Exchange
May 25, 2013


‘Photography in Conflict’ An Investigation into the Changes of Conflict Photography from the Past to Present’
MCA Veolia Lecture Theatre
June 1, 2013

© Adam Ferguson/ VII from his work ‘Iraq’s Legacy’

Festival Director Stephen Dupont and Reportage Festival Featured in Sydney Magazine

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Festival Director Stephen Dupont and Reportage Festival have been featured in today’s Sydney Magazine. The article marks Reportage Festival as pick of the month of May for Sydney events. Festival Director Stephen Dupont who has taken over Festival direction from 2012 was one of the original founders of the Festival in 1999, together with David Dare Parker, Jack Picone and Michael Amendolia

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’

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

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

10×8 Gallery Opening Launch – Saturday April 13, 2013

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Those who haven’t heard about it, there is a new gallery opening up in Surry Hills Sydney this April,  10×8 Gallery opens its doors to the public April 11, 2013 for its inaugural exhibition consisting of nine of Australia’s finest and emerging photographers…

The group show features work from… William Yang, Andrew Quilty, James Brickwood, Marco Bok, Donna Bailey, Alexia Sinclair, Rennie Ellis, Cuba’s Raul Cañibano Ercilla and Reportage Festival Director Stephen Dupont.

10×8 is a new Sydney based gallery specialising in multimedia art and contemporary photography and is dedicated to raising the profile of the genre.

The gallery will also be the hub for two exhibitions presented by the 2013 Reportage Festival including Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb’s ‘Violet Isle: Two Visions of Cuba’ and another soon to be announced.

The team at 10×8 have created an amazing space for workshops which will be an  ongoing feature of the Gallery and to inaugurate the space, they have joined forces with Reportage to become the hub for the 2013 Reportage Festival workshops hosting the ‘Finding Your Vision’ Workshop by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb and the 10b Photography workshop with Francesco Zizola and Claudio Palmisano.

The group show will run from April 11 to May 11, 2013.

Public launch April 13, 2013 2pm to 5pm

To attend

10×8 Gallery
Level 5/ 56-60 Foster Street
Surry Hills

Reportage – Sydney Morning Herald scholarship for the Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb Workshop now open for submission

Friday, April 5th, 2013

The Reportage Sydney Morning Herald scholarship opportunity for an emerging documentary photographer to attend the Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb workshop held during the 2013 Reportage Festival is now open, the applicants work will be judged by the Sydney Morning Herald Photo Editor together with Reportage and Festival Director photographer Stephen Dupont.

A fantastic opportunity to attend a masterclass conducted by two of the world’s most prominent documentary photographers. Interested photographers can register via the SMH and begin to upload their stories.

Register Here

Photo © Rebecca Norris Webb, “Review Mirror,” from My Dakota

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.