May 31, 2013

Friday Round Up - 31 May

This week's Friday Round Up delivers a visual feast of images from three major festivals - Sydney's Reportage Documentary Photography Festival and Head On Photo Festival, and PhotoMed on the French island of Bendor (near Marseilles). There are a lot of images this week that deserve attention. Please take the time to look at each. Have a great weekend wherever you are.

Reportage Projections Censored by Destination NSW
Here are a few of the images pulled from Reportage's Projections Programme by Destination NSW - see Friday Round Up for more details on the controversy surrounding this first-class documentary photography festival.

(C) James Nachtwey

(C) Jack Picone

(C) Ed Giles

(C) David Burnett

May 24, 2013

Friday Round Up - 24 May

This week's Friday Round Up features excerpts from Alison Stieven-Taylor's coverage of Head On Photo Festival Sydney on Le Journal de la Photographie. Head On runs until 23 June with exhibitions and outdoor events held throughout the harbor city. Click on each of the links below to read the full stories and interviews. Next week Friday Round Up features interviews from Sydney's documentary photography festival, Reportage, which opens this Saturday and runs until 13 June. Have a great weekend.

(C) Ben Lowy -iAfghanistan

(C) Shahidul Alam - Crossfire

(C) Paul Blackmore - New Beirut

(C) Vlad Sokhin - Crying Meri

(C) Darren Jew - Liquid Light

(C) Tracie Williams - Beauty

(C) Ingvar Kenne - Citizen

May 18, 2013

Friday Round Up - 17 May from Sydney's Head On Festival

This week's Friday Round Up comes from Sydney's Head On Photo Festival. Click on the Friday Round Up tab to find out who the winners of the Head On Portrait Prize, Landscape Prize and Momento Book Awards are...

Opening night crowd Head On Sydney

May 17, 2013

Friday Round Up - at Head On Photo Festival Sydney


"Everywhere is a gallery," Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig. 

This week's Friday Round Up comes to you from Sydney's Head On Photo Festival which opens today and runs until 23 June with more than 200 exhibitions, 900 photographers and over 100 galleries participating in this city-wide celebration of photography. So Friday Round Up takes a slightly different form this week, becoming Weekend Round Up as Alison Stieven-Taylor blogs live from the Festival. Look out for posts over the weekend including tonight's announcement of the Head On Portrait Prize winner.

Ben Lowy with his exhibition iAfghanistan
at the State Library NSW this morning

The State Library NSW plays host to the main featured exhibitions in the Festival. In addition to Lowy's iAfghanistan, is Magnum on Set, images from iconic film sets including a fantastic sequence of images of Marilyn Monroe by Elliott Erwitt on the set of the Seven Year Itch. Also at the Library is Belinda Mason's Black on White; Street featuring work by nine Sydney photographers using everything from large format film to iPhones, plus the finalists in the portrait prize are also on display. And that's just one venue.

Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig

Magnum on Set: The Seven Year Itch

Ben Lowy and Shahidul Alam will be discussing photojournalism and social media at ABC Radio 702 Saturday at 2pm. Moshe tells me there are a few tickets left. This is a fantastic opportunity. To find out more visit the Head On website. 

Head On opens tonight at 6pm at TAFE Ultimo. The opening ceremony includes the announcement of the winners of the Head On Portrait Prize, Head Off Landscape Prize and Head On Momento Photobook Award.

Stay tuned for more updates....

May 10, 2013

Friday Round Up - 10 May

The week on Friday Round Up two exhibitions from Sydney's Head On, a new gallery for photography lovers, Requiem opens at the Human Rights Festival in Melbourne and new Tim Page Unseen from Cuba. Also a photograph taken by Bangladeshi photographer Taslima Akhter of the garment factory collapse in Dhaka on April 25 that has touched hearts around the world. Enjoy the Round Up and your weekend.

(C) Tim Page - Cuba

(C) Taslima Akhter

(C) Tom Evangelidis

(C) Marnya Rothe

(C) Gilbert Bel-Bachir

May 03, 2013

Friday Round Up 3 May

The week on Friday Round Up a new book from writer/photographer John Ogden, Slightly Dangerous; Sebastião Salgado in interview for Genesis; and the start of our coverage on Sydney's Head On Festival with an exhibition on the Yakuza by Anton Kusters.

May 01, 2013

Sebastiao Salgado talks to Alison Stieven-Taylor about Genesis

Alison Stieven-Taylor's interview with Sebastiao Salgado is on Le Journal de la Photographie today. Please click link here to read.