November 23, 2010

November 17, 2010

Robert Pledge interview

Spent an hour on the phone this morning with photo editor and co-founder of Contact Press Images (New York) Robert Pledge, one of the most knowledgeable, generous and enlightened people working in photojournalism anywhere in the world. Now my brain is literally exploding with ideas (again)!  Robert's interview will feature in an upcoming issue of Pro Photo with an extended article to follow . . . Thanks Robert.

November 16, 2010

Interview of the year

I'm interviewing Robert Pledge tomorrow. For anyone interested in photojournalism Robert is the go-to man with 40 years in the field. Co-founder and President of Contact Press Images (New York) Robert has edited many highly-acclaimed books and curated exhibitions throughout the world, in Amsterdam, Bamako, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dhaka, Lausanne, London, Madrid, Mexico City, New Dehli, New York, Paris, and Tokyo. A major presence in the photographic community, he received the Overseas Press Club's "Olivier Rebbot Award" for the book Red-Color News Soldier, in 2004, which he authored with Li Zhensheng. He commutes between Paris and New York and is in Australia for the Reportage 2010 Retrospective . Am one very happy journalist!

November 15, 2010

Photojournalism isn't dead yet

Neil Burgess may have been premature in calling the time of death on photojournalism. In my feature for Pro Photo on Reportage 2010 the co-founding photojournalists of this groundbreaking festival - David Dare Parker, Stephen Dupont, Jack Picone and Michael Amendolia - share their thoughts on the future directions of social documentary photography and photojournalism.

Reportage 2010 Retrospective on show in Sydney at the National Arts School Darlinghurst until 21 November View program here 

November 11, 2010

Reportage Festival Sydney - Opens tonight

In the midst of a typical Sydney spring deluge, yesterday I visited the Australian Centre for Photography in Paddington to view some of the exhibitions that form this year's Reportage Festival. Stephen Dupont's ongoing essay on Afghanistan is a brilliant body of work. Writer Jacques Menasche, who collaborates with Stephen, sums up the work - "staring life in the eye and in the tripping shutter of the camera life blinks first". Check out the program - Reportage 2010

copyright Stephen Dupont - Axe Me Biggie - on show at ACP Paddington

November 10, 2010

Reportage Festival Sydney - Opening Night Thursday 11 November

The National Art School, East Sydney
Reportage 2010 will be officially opened by Robert Pledge, President of Contact Press Images.

Download the program for Reportage here - Reportage Program

November 03, 2010

What Women Think

My feature on What Women Think about working in the printing industry is in this month's issue of Print 21 magazine.

David Dare Parker Pro Photo

My interview with Australian photojournalist David Dare Parker is the cover story for the November/December issue of Pro Photo. Click on link to read article: Pro Photo Article