January 17, 2014

Friday Round Up - The First for 2014

Welcome to the first Friday Round Up for 2014. As I write today’s blog it is 42.7 degrees Celsius (108.8 Fahrenheit) in Melbourne, and is the fourth consecutive day of its kind. The lights are off in my studio and a sole fan brings some relief before tonight’s anticipated cool change. Melbourne is known for its erratic weather – “four seasons in one day”  – and tomorrow’s expected top temperature will be 20 degrees cooler! But it is for all its idiosyncrasies that I love this city.

Hot Skies Over Melbourne (C) Alison Stieven-Taylor 2014

This year Friday Round Up will continue to bring readers articles and commentary on the ever-evolving world of photojournalism. The content on Photojournalism Now aims to canvass the breadth of the genre where news, documentary and social commentary come together. This blog allows me to share my experiences, and my knowledge, of the fields of journalism and photography by presenting content that is founded on a deep understanding of photojournalism’s place in the contemporary world.

On Photojournalism Now you will find profiles on established, new and emerging photographers, discover work that few have seen, fall in love with books you'll have to add to your shelves, and have the opportunity to enter the debate on the future of photojournalism. 

Again, welcome to Friday Round Up and thanks for reading. Here's to a harmonious 2014.

Alison Stieven-Taylor

James Whitlow Delano – Black Tsunami

American photographer James Whitlow Delano was in Rome, Italy the day the tsunami devastated his adopted homeland of Japan on 11 March, 2011. Oblivious to what had transpired, he called his wife to say he was excited about coming home. “Haven’t you heard what’s happened?” she replied. With disbelief he sat in front of a computer screen in an Internet café at Rome’s Termini station and watched as the horror unfolded...CLICK HERE or on the tab above "Book Reviews" to read full story and see more photographs. 

(C) James Whitlow Delano

Black Eye - Summer Show

Sandy Edwards, who is a respected photographic art curator and founder of Arthere in Sydney, is behind the Summer Show currently at Black Eye Gallery in Sydney's Darlinghurst. Edwards has brought together an impressive, and expansive, collection of works from an equally diverse group of 24 photographic artists. Edwards says in her curator’s statement, “The theme for this exhibition evolved naturally into ‘Summer’ itself. I took a very broad view of interpretation on that theme. Summer is not all sweetness and light”.

(C) Peter Solness

(C) Toby Burrows

(C) Sally McInerney 

(C) Rachel Mounsey

(C) Tom Evangelidis

(C) Julie William

(C) Tamara Voninski

Summer Show artists:
Luke Hardy
Sally Mc Inerney
Daniel Thompson
Zorica Purlija
Ian Provest
Paul Blackmore
Darren Harris
Godelieve Mols
Jill Carter Hansen
Lynn Smith
Chris Round
Ryan Kenny
Niki Gudex
Julie Williams
Tamara Voninski
Toby Burrows
Anke Stacker
Tom Evangelidis
Heather Dinas
Sean Izzard
Peter Solness
Patricia Casey
Alethia Casey
Rachel Mounsey

Until 2 February 2014
Black Eye Gallery
3/138 Darlinghurst Rd,

QCP at photo l.a.
Despite the funding cuts that Queensland Centre for Photography (QCP) has suffered at the hands of that state’s government, this not-for-profit, artists-focused organisation is once again exhibiting at the International Photographic Art Exposition (photo l.a.), which is now in its 23rd year.

QCP claims its showcase is the largest collection of contemporary Australian photography “to reach America”. The collection features “14 of Australia’s most innovative photo-media artists” as named by QCP and are listed below. 

Marian Drew
Michael Cook
Catherine Nelson
Polixeni Papapetrou
Mark Kimber
Deborah Paauwe
Cherine Fahd
Kim Demuth
Justine Khamara
Anne Ferran
Henri van Noordenburg
Sonia Payes
Ward Roberts
Alberto Sanchez Peinadorwith guest artist Graham Howe, who is also a highly regarded arts curator and consultant

(C) Henri van Noordenburg

(C) Justine Khamara

(C) Sonia Payes

(C) Ward Roberts

QCP at photo l.a.
Until 19 January at L.A. Mart
For more information contact QCP www.qcp.org.au

L’Oeil de la Photographie - New Stories
Alison Stieven-Taylor's review of Steve McCurry's Untold can be read here on L'Oeil de la Photographie

New Pro Photo out now

The summer edition, a bumper issue, of Pro Photo magazine is out now.This issue features Alison Stieven-Taylor’s report Focus on Photography: The Netherlands and her review of the 25th Anniversary of Visa pour l’Image.

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