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‘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!

‘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

Reportage – Sydney Morning Herald Emerging Documentary Photographer Scholarship Winner Announced

Monday, April 29th, 2013

The Winner of the ReportageSydney Morning Herald Emerging Photographer Scholarship has been announced. Congratulations to Matthew Abbott, the recipient of the award for his work in Arnhem Land. Matthew will be attending Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb’s ‘Finding Your Vision’ workshop starting May 18, 2013. There was a tremendous amount of great work sent in for the award and made it a difficult choice for the judges at The Sydney Morning Herald and Reportage Festival Stephen Dupont. Two runner ups were announced accordingly:

Raphaela Rosella for her work on the story of four young mothers and Richard Payne for his work on immigrant integration in Sydney’s neighbourhood of Auburn, more images to come soon from the winner and runners up. Other opportunities for emerging photographers are yet to be announced in regards to the 2013 Reportage Festival so stay tuned. Thanks to the Sydney Morning Herald for helping Reportage realise this award and thanks to everyone who entered.

The Reportage Team

               © Matthew Abbott, ‘Daily life at Galiwinku Elcho Island’ from his work in Arnhem Land

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

James Nachtwey and Stephen Dupont Workshop for Reportage 2013

Friday, April 19th, 2013

The Reportage Team is excited to announce the last of the Reportage workshops that will be available during the 2013 Festival.

Firstly we are happy to release confirmation of  a special opportunity to attend an intensive documentary photography and photojournalism workshop conducted by two of the world’s most renowned & celebrated photographers.

In an Australian first and exclusively for Reportage, James Nachtwey and Festival Director Stephen Dupont will be holding a five day workshop together  from June 10 – 14, 2013 as an official part of the 2013 Reportage Festival program

This is a rare opportunity for photographers to benefit from the wealth of experience that Nachtwey and Dupont have to offer.

One of Australia’s emerging giants of photography is Ed Giles, based in Cairo covering the unfolding Middle East Crisis for the last couple of years, Ed is flying back to work alongside Nachtwey and Dupont. Ed will offer the students his creative insights into multi media development and editing throughout the week.

The workshop schedule will be demanding but highly rewarding.

For further information and to enrol contact admin@reportage.com.au

 

© James Nachtwey

The workshop will run from June 10 – 14 at  10 x 8 Gallery in Surry Hills.

The last workshop to be announced will be a two day artist book making course to be held in conjunction with Momento Pro, details and enrolment coming soon.

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 rsvp10x8@iinet.net.au

10×8 Gallery
Level 5/ 56-60 Foster Street
Surry Hills
www.10x8gallery.com

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

Take Magazine Issue 3 – Reportage 2013 Festival Special Edition

Monday, April 1st, 2013

The Reportage Team is happy to reveal another of the projects that we have been working on heading into the launch of the 2013 Festival, Reportage has teamed together with TAKE Magazine to produce a special issue Reportage edition.

The issue edited by TAKE’s Andrew Johnstone together with Festival Director Stephen Dupont and Assistant Director Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario includes amazing work from photographers who will be showing their work at Reportage, either in exhibitions or during the Reportage Festival projections…

Artists include: Adam Ferguson, Alex Webb, Antonio Zambardino, Arien Chang Castan, Claire Martin, David Burnett, Ed Giles, Finnbar O’Reilly, Francesco Zizola, Giovanni Cocco, Hannah Rose Robinson, Jack Picone, Leysis Quesada Vera, Raphaela Rosella, Raul Cañibano Ercilla, Rebecca Norris Webb, Simona Ghizzoni, Tamara Dean and Yuri Kozyrev.

TAKE Magazine is a very special publication dedicated to documentary photography and photojournalism published by the guys who produced Empty Magazine and the creators of Semi-Permanent and Design is Kinky based in Sydney, Australia.

With many magazines disappearing into the digital realm, Reportage and all the artists inside show support duly for the Festival and for the survival of printed publications.

The issue can be pre-ordered online but will also be available at Reportage Festival hubs and at Semi-Permanent on during Vivid Sydney; however due to the popularity of the Magazine and the limited number of copies don’t miss out and try and grab an issue beforehand.

Thanks to all the photographers and the crew at TAKE Magazine for making this special issue edition happen.

To pre-order this issue of TAKE Magazine visit the website.

Cover Image by David Burnett from his work ’44 Days:  Iran and the Remaking of the World’