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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


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’

VICE Magazine Feature and Interview on ‘Reportage Censored’ by Hannah Brooks

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Vice Magazine Feature and Interview on the current Reportage Censored Exhibition in Hyde Park and the censorship that occurred this year by Destination NSW/ ViVID for the 2013 Reportage Festival Projections.

Read the whole article here.


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

Reportage Censored Featured in The Australian and The Daily Telegraph

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

‘Reportage Censored’ Exhibition featured in The Australian and The Daily Telegraph today…

Reportage asks the public, does you find this image suitable for public viewing?

In respect to the article and comments made by Sandra Chipchase CEO of Destination NSW

“All the images could be seen at various locations during Vivid, including Customs House, Ten by Eight Gallery and the Cleland Bond Building in The Rocks.”

This statement is false. Whilst some of the projection images of Raul Canibano Ercilla were on display in his exhibition at Customs House, none of the other images were on exhibition anywhere else during Vivid. 10×8 Gallery had other exhibitions not directly related to the Reportage Projections and Cleland Bond had a collective exhibition called ‘Home’ that also came under scrutiny due to two images containing slight nudity although it was a printed exhibition indoors.

Our purpose is to let these projections be seen, images and stories that were not seen elsewhere except on one evening at Customs House. An evening that Reportage had previously organised to screen a selection of the projections that had more explicit content.

When David Burnett’s show ‘The Presidents’ opened at The Australian Centre for Photography the ‘uncensored’ projections were placed in their foyer on a small screen with continuos playback as a show of support for the photographers and their work and they will remain there until the show finishes.

You can read the article on The Australian here.

* Please note the image of Andrew Quilty’s ‘The view towards Melbourne from a ridge near Kingslake, 2009’ has been cropped in the article for some reason and is actually a panorama landscape.

 Photo: Simona Ghizzoni/ Contrasto

Two years after the Israeli operation “Cast Lead” (2008-2009) the Gaza Strip was still living in a limbo, worsened by the closure of the borders and the following severe economical crisis along with the complete isolation of the population.

The ongoing condition of extreme instability is leading to an increase of psychological and physical affections. In this environment women and children are often paying the highest price: they cannot overcome the violence they experienced or saw in the war, perpetuated by the long-term conflict that still takes a heavy toll on the population.

When I met Jamila, she was 40. During the war she moved with her family to the nearest UNRWA School, a place supposed to be protected from the bombings. She was injured by a small rocket that hit her legs while on her way back home to get some baby-diapers she forgot when she fled.

She’s now permanently disabled and in need for constant treatment. When she talked to me, Jamila appeared totally overwhelmed by the idea of ‘not being a good mother’, because she was not self-efficient anymore.

Beit Lahyia. Gaza Strip. March 27, 2011


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

‘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

Requiem Exhibition Melbourne – A Part of the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival Presented in Partnership with Reportage 2013

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Those in Melbourne this Friday should definitely not miss out on the opening of Requiem an exhibition curated by iconic photographer Tim Page bought to Melbourne as a part of the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival presented in partnership with the 2013 Reportage Festival.

 Requiem is a exhibition dedicated to the 135 photographers from both sides of the war, who were declared missing or killed during the period of the Vietnam War. Tim Page iconic photographer of the Vietnam War has gathered images from these photographers and this foretells the exhibition.
Requiem will also be coming to Sydney for the 2013 Reportage Exhibition in the Vivid precinct, details TBA
The exhibition marks the beginning of a collaboration between the two Festivals Human Rights Arts & Film and Reportage, the collaboration continues in the shape of a day long seminar at the MCA, Sydney ‘Photography in Conflict‘ TBA soon, where 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).


Requiem Opening (Human Rights Arts & Film Festival) 

Where: Yarra Gallery, Federation Square, Ground Level Yarra Building

When: 10 May 6pm-7pm (complimentary drinks)

Exhibition Dates: 10 May – 19 May , 2013

12pm–6:30pm weekdays, 1pm–7pm weekends

Floor Talk With Curator Tim Page: 19 May, 2013 4pm

More info on the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival can be found here

4 Stories Exhibition: Four Women, Four Visions, Four Stories, Four Corners…

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

The Reportage Team is proud to announce the second major outdoor installation exhibition for the 2013 Reportage Festival.

Four women, Four visions, Four stories, Four corners…

Featuring the work of Jodi Bieber, Tamara Dean, Claire Martin and Raphaela Rosella

An exhibition curated by Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario and a featured part of the 2013 Reportage Festival

 4 Stories investigates four different perspectives of four award winning female documentary photographers. The exhibition one of five major outdoor installation exhibitions a part of the 2013 Reportage Festival will be on show from Thursday May 23 to Saturday June 29, 2013 in Sydney’s Darling Quarter.

Four massive cubes measuring 2.4 meters will exhibit the work of each individual photographer, four prints for each.

The Cubes are the birth child project OPEN of  Ambush and Darling Quarter precinct and have been used only one time before in a public street art exhibition. A photography first the unique structures will be on display day and night whilst solar charged lights keep them illuminated in the evening hours.

This is the second in a series of outdoor exhibition installations to be announced for Reportage Festival in 2013 looking to become a permanent feature of the Festival.

 4 Stories is an exhibition curated by Reportage Assistant Festival Director Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario for the 2013 Reportage Festival, featuring the work of Jodi Bieber, Tamara Dean, Claire Martin and Raphaela Rosella and is proudly supported by Ambush, Darling Quarter and Canon.

More information on the photographers and their individual stories to come.


Darling Quarter 

1-25 Harbour Street



Thursday May 23 to Saturday June 29, 2013

Opening Night:

May 23, 2013

Details TBA

Image credits as follows: Jodie Bieber/ The Goodman Gallery, Tamara Dean/ Olsen Irwin Gallery, Claire Martin/ Oculi, Raphaela Rosella/ Oculi

Photoville Comes to Reportage

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
The Reportage Team is very happy to announce the very first of five major outdoor installation exhibitions to be held across the Sydney CBD and Vivid Light Walk as a featured part of the 2013 Reportage Festival Program.

The first is a very special collaboration between New York’s United Photo Industries. The exhibition installation will see a portion of the Photoville Festival coming to Reportage of which the equivalent of four shipping containers will be featured on Central Avenue in Hyde Park past the Archibald Fountain. The containers will feature three major exhibitions that were on show at Photoville last June in its premier year.

The three exhibitions include an installation exhibition of Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden and his work Foreclosures in America presented by Magnum Foundation in co-ordination with Photoville, the second exhibition will highlight the work of talented Brooklyn photographer Russell Frederick with his work ‘Dying Breed’, lastly the third exhibition ‘Cruel and Unusual’ featured in a massive 40 foot container features work curated by Noorderlicht curators Hester Keijser and Pete Brook, featuring the work of 11 diverse photographers.

Photoville Comes to Reportage
May 24 to June 13
A Featured Part of the 2013 Reportage Festival


Where: Hyde Park Sydney

When: May 24 to June 13, 2013

Day and Evening

Opening Night: TBA

United Photo Industries’
Highlights from 2012


More information on Photoville can be found here