July 04, 2014

Friday Round Up - 4 July, 2014

This week on Friday Round Up photojournalist Tim Page releases his "21" box set, Nathan Miller's new book Somewhere in Jaffa in review, an interview with Melbourne photographer Rod McNicol, and congratulations to Shannon Jensen, Viviane Dalles and Maxim Dondyuk for their award wins. Plus a quick recap of the exhibitions currently on in Melbourne and Sydney.

Pictures of the Week

(Photo: Library of Congress)

100 years ago the world was at war. The Great War, as World War 1 is known, involved more than 27 nations. More than 16 million people lost their lives and another 21 million were wounded. 100 years on and the machinations that drive countries to war are still firmly entrenched. Who says history never repeats? The top photograph was taken in 1916 in Romania. The bottom in Syria in 2014.

(Photo: AFP)

Box Collection:
Tim Page "21"

In 2010 British-born photojournalist Tim Page was named one of the “100 Most Influential Photographers of All Time,” by Professional Photographer magazine. Page, who is now 70 years old, has spent more than half a century immersed in the sometimes heady, often uncertain world of the photojournalist. He’s had books written about him, movies made and numerous international exhibitions. But perhaps one of his greatest challenges has been to select a mere 21 photographs from his archive of more than a quarter of a million negatives to create his limited edition boxed set “21”....(to read Alison Stieven-Taylor's story on L'Oeil de la Photographie please click here). (Photo: (C) Tim Page).

Nathan Miller - Somewhere in Jaffa

Israeli photographer Nathan Miller lived in close proximity to the port city of Jaffa for more than 20 years. As a young man in Tel Aviv, Miller rarely gave this ancient city a thought; he was more interested in seeing the world, than exploring his own backyard and spent years traversing the globe photographing cultural histories before ending up in Australia where he now lives.

As is often the case when it comes to creative projects, Miller’s ‘Somewhere in Jaffa’ began completely by chance. On a trip to Israel fate played its hand. Unable to find accommodation in Tel Aviv, Miller bedded down in Jaffa for the first time. “Suddenly a new world opened up to me and I fell in love,” he states...(to read the full review and see more photographs please click on the Book Reviews tab at the top of this blog). (Photo: (C) Nathan Miller)

Rod McNicol

Australian photographer Rod McNicol has made a 36-year career out of a singular vision; to take portraits in the 19th Century ‘stare back’ style. Now a major survey of his work, ‘Memento Mori’, is on show in Melbourne.

McNicol was one of the early students of the now infamous Prahran College of the Arts in Melbourne. In its heyday in the seventies, and under the tutelage of one of the most creative, and unorthodox teaching staff, Prahran encouraged its students to genuinely think outside the box. But after a semester at Prahran McNicol decided the College environment wasn’t for him. “I knew I’d be locked into this obsession and I was right. Three and a half decades later and I’m still there”...(to read the full interview and see more photographs please click on the Feature Articles tab at the top of this blog). (Photo: (C) Rod McNicol).

Awards - The Winners:
Shannon Jensen wins Inge Morath Award
Viviane Dalles wins Canon Female Photojournalist 2014
Maxim Dondyuk win Rémi Ochlik Award

It is tremendous to see photographers that we've profiled on Photojournalism Now take out some of the major awards in our industry. In the last month three major awards have been announced and here are the winners:

Inge Morath Award
American photojournalist Shannon Jensen has won the 2014 Inge Morath Award. Jensen was selected for her photo essay "A Long Walk," which documents refugees fleeing the violence in Sudan through focusing on their footwear. This has been a controversial work for Jensen who has had mixed reviews. But the endorsement of Magnum Photos in naming Jensen this year's winner will enable her to complete her story, which may become a book. To see more of her work click here.

(C) Shannon Jensen

Canon Female Photojournalist
French photographer Viviane Dalles has been named this year's winner of the Canon Female Photojournalist Award from a pool of over 90 applicants from 26 countries. The competition, which is sponsored by ELLE magazine, carries an 8,000€ prize that Dalles will use to complete her project on teen pregnancy in northern France. To see more of her work click here. 

Portrait: Viviane Dalles

Rémi Ochlik Award
Winner of this year's Prix de la Ville de Perpignan Rémi Ochlik Award is Ukrainian photographer Maxim Dondyuk. As part of the prize Dondyuk's work will be exhibited at this year's Visa pour l'Image in Perpignan in September. Earlier this year we featured Dondyuk's intense photo essay on the TB epidemic plaguing Ukraine on Friday Round Up (7 March). To view more of his work click here.

(C) Maxim Dondyuk

Exhibitions: Melbourne

Edmund Pearce - View from the Window until 19 July

(C) Justine Varga

Strange Neighbour - A Window that isn't there until 2 August 

(C) Daniella Gullotta

Centre for Contemporary Photography - The Sievers Project until 31 August 

(C) Jane Brown

Exhibitions: Sydney

Black Eye Gallery - Germinate until 13 July

(C) Eden Diebel

Art Gallery of NSW - Max Dupain Paris until 24 September

(C) Max Dupain