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Don McCullin – The Impossible Peace: From War Photographs to Landscapes, 1958 – 2011

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Reportage is proud to present the incredible retrospective of  acclaimed photographer Don McCullin, A Contact Press Images Touring Exhibition produced in association with the State Library of New South Wales, set to open to the public tomorrow September 27, 2014.

Don’t forget to attend the floor talk by Curator of the exhibition and co-founder of Contact Press Images, Robert Pledge.

Saturday September 27

14.00 – 15.00

Metcalfe Auditorium, Macquarie Street Building

State Library of NSW

A very special keynote lecture where Pledge will discuss Don McCullin’s fascinating body of work and his internationally recognised exhibition.

$15/ $10 (Friends/ Concession)

Tickets are available via the events page:

Don McCullin Exhibition Floor Talk Event with Curator Robert Pledge

 

Homeless Irishman, East End, London, Great Britain, 1969 copyright Don McCullin/Contact Press Images

Homeless Irishman, East End, London, Great Britain, 1969 copyright Don McCullin/Contact Press Images

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

Jodi

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

Ashley

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

 

Don McCullin: The Impossible Peace From War Photographs to Landscapes, 1958–2011

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Open: 27 September 2014 – 26 October 2014
Venue: Exhibition Galleries 
STATE LIBRARY OF NSW

 

Reportage is proud to present together with The State Library of NSW, Don McCullin: The Impossible Peace From War Photographs to Landscapes, 1958–2011 a touring exhibition by Contact Press Images.

Over five decades, legendary photojournalist Don McCullin has captured some of the most remarkable photographic images of the twentieth century. His impact on photography will be showcased in the exhibition Don McCullin: The Impossible Peace, featuring more than 150 photographs.

McCullin is best known for his memorable images of the world’s most dangerous conflict areas and social disasters: the building of the Berlin wall, the war in Congo, the Vietnam War, civil war in Biafra, fighting in Northern Ireland and the war in Lebanon. However, his recent photography focuses on sublime landscapes. This exhibition is curated by Robert Pledge, founder and president of Contact Press Images. McCullin’s work has never been shown in Australia before and the State Library is the exclusive Australian venue.

 

Tet Offensive, Battle of Hue, Vietnam

‘Shell-shocked US soldier awaiting transportation away from the frontline, Têt Offensive, Hué, South Vietnam, 1968’ Contact Press Images © Don McCullin

 

 

Exhibition Produced By     In Association With       A part of Reportage Projects in 2014

 

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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

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’ Extended Thanks and Conclusion for the Coming Days…

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Well Reportage Censored officially opened yesterday with some great talks by MP Amanda Fazio, Mike Bowers, David Maurice Smith and Festival Director Stephen Dupont

Now is the time for extended thanks and an update as to the conclusion of the Exhibition in the coming days…

 

Ed Giles, Reportage’s Projections Editor is back into gear after the Festival, home in Cairo and covering the events unfolding…

Big thank you to Ed for all his work this year at the Festival and he was missed yesterday at the opening of  Reportage Censored that he co-curated together with Assistant Director Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario.

Ed was one of the driving forces to get the projections seen by the public and the images out on the street!
He was also one of the photographers affected by the censorship of the projections.

Reportage extends special thanks to…

Anna Sinclair, Mike Bowers, Michael Corridore, Hannah Rose Robinson, Damian Garbenis, Holly High, Jessie DiBlasi, Jeremy Amann, Photoville, Canon, Sam Barzilay, Laura Roumanos, Russell Frederick, Nathalie Swainston, Iona Uzell, Noorderlicht’s ‘Cruel and Unusual’ curated by Hester Keijser and Pete Brook, Bruce Gilden and Magnum, Sydney Posters, Coda Audio, all the participating photographers, Reportage
supporters and all the Reportage Censored volunteers.

And to all the speakers that came out yesterday…

David Maurice Smith, MP Amanda Fazio, Mike Bowers and Festival Director Stephen Dupont.

At the end of the installation we will be posting online, the feedback we have received from the public over the course of the Reportage Censored Exhibition. This information will be compiled and forwarded to Destination NSW and the Minister for Tourism.

Whether they choose to consider the information forwarded to them is beyond our control, but we have information stating that people ARE interested to take an active decision into what they want to see in Sydney Cultural events in the future.

We can only hope that this will continue in the coming years as both the local and State government have made a five year agreement and investment in Sydney’s cultural activity:

http://sydneyyoursay.com.au/document/show/201
If you haven’t been down yet come and check out Reportage Censored before it comes down on July 3, it is open from 10am to 7pm daily and will close late afternoon on Wednesday July 3.

Thanks for all your support!

 

Photo: © Ed Giles

Family members of Ahmed Abdul Khalim, 24, a demonstrator killed in violent clashes with Egyptian security forces in previous days, cry as the coffin of Khalim is carried by on March 8, 2013, in Port Said, Egypt.’

 

 

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 – June 24 – July 3, 2013

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Reportage Censored

The Reportage Team is proud to announce Reportage Censored, an exhibition and discussion that we have been planning and can finally bring to you thanks to the support of our photographers, friends, family and a couple of generous benefactors.

Reportage Censored brings to the NSW public the entire uncut selection of documentary stories that were set to feature at Reportage this year on the VIVID Sydney ‘Light Walk’, before the majority were excluded by Destination NSW on the grounds the images were too distressing or offensive for public viewing.

These outdoor projections included some of the world’s best documentary photography from some of the most acclaimed photographers today.

The full uncensored works of the 2013 Reportage Projections will be made available to the public, as well as printed poster images of a selection of the censored works in three shipping containers in Hyde Park, a highly-trafficked public space. Under each image will be the question ‘Do you find this image suitable for public viewing?’.

These containers were originally used for the Photoville exhibition at the 2013 Reportage Festival and housed installations concentrating on human rights issues and social justice. The ‘Reportage Censored’ exhibition was inspired by this installation and forges the way for these spaces to engage the public in important human, social and political issues, as well as becoming symbols of freedom of speech.

Reportage presents these works in an open space, as a way of allowing you, the public, to make your own decision and bring to the fore a discussion about what is, or is not, appropriate for your own viewing. We believe it is important for Destination NSW, a statutory authority responsible for some of NSW’s signature cultural events, to hear your feedback. We also want to hear your opinions.

Reportage hopes that this exhibition will create an interesting and progressive discussion about what is seen in the public sphere, the role of photography and the Arts in the community and also broader freedom of expression issues.

Rain or shine Reportage Censored will be open from Monday, June 24 from 10am to 7pm and will run daily until Wednesday, July 3 in Hyde Park Sydney.

Please join us for the official opening of Reportage Censored and a discussion regarding the issues at hand next Saturday, June 29 at 3pm in Hyde Park on site.

Show your support, spread the word and hope to see you this week and especially next Saturday!

 

‘Ishinomaki, Japan.
Hikari Oyama, 8, plays with bubbles, after she and her grandmother payed their respects at the memorial to victims of the last year’s tsunami at the Okawa Elementary School, where 74 children were killed and 4 are still missing, on March 11, 2012 near Ishinomaki, Japan.’

Photo: Daniel Berehulak /Getty

 

Reportage Censored

Where: 
Hyde Park Sydney, Central Avenue near the Archibald Fountain

When: 
June 24 – July 3, 2013

Official Opening and Discussion : 
Saturday, June 29 at 3pm

Yuri Kozyrev ‘On Revolution Road’ Currently Exhibiting at Ambush Gallery Waterloo

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

‘When we speak from our living rooms about war, about riots, about terror, we look for indicators of right and wrong. We plainly classify heroes and villains, speak of crises as though they all look the same, and refer to The Middle East as a maelstrom of interchangeable cultures and ideologies.

While the components of these faraway conflicts are similar – martyrs and mourners, rebellion and righteousness – the context of each country’s revolution is singular in both motivation and approach. 

During photographer Yuri Kozyrev’s travels throughout North Africa and the Middle East, he identified with these differences, and considered that perhaps each revolution deserves its own narrative.

On Revolution Road tells these stories.’

 

Those of you who haven’t seen the Yuri Kozyrev Exhibition on at Ambush Gallery right now should get on down here to see it.

Viewing times from June 6 – 13 from 12pm to 4pm

What’s more Ambush Gallery will play host to the official 2013 Reportage Festival Closing party next Thursday June 13 from 6-9pm where you can join the Reportage Team and participating photographers for drinks and celebration…

Check it out and see you thursday!

 

When: June 6 to June 13, 2013 – 12pm to 4pm

Where: Ambush Gallery, 4A James Street Waterloo

Official 2013 Reportage Festival Closing Party: June 13, 6pm-9pm