August 22, 2014

Friday Round Up - 22nd August, 2014

This week on Friday Round Up the world’s first PhotoBook Museum, "the road" in Australian photography, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2014 collection now online, this year's Arkley Award winner, Photography Today review and more.

Picture(s) of the Week:
After seeing this photograph of Vitaliy Raskalov, taken recently by his climbing partner and fellow photographer Vadim Makhorov in Hong Kong, we wanted to show another "daredevil" - pioneering photographer Margaret Bourke-White who was photographed back in 1934 atop the Chrysler building in New York with a much bigger piece of kit!

Ballarat International Foto Biennale 

If you’re in Melbourne come along on Sunday 31st August 12-4pm at Eleven40 Gallery to support the fundraising efforts of Ballarat International Foto Biennale and to add one of these fantastic pictures to your collection for only $125.00. If you can’t make it you can still buy a photograph online and support this event. Visit the website here for all the details. 

Hari Ho wins Arkley Prize

Established in 2010 in memory of Australian artist Howard Arkely this award is given annually to an emerging, or unrepresented artist exhibiting in Melbourne’s NotFair art fair. The 2014 Arkley, which carries a prize of $10,000 was awarded to Hari Ho, who exhibited works from his Monument and Ruins series, which Photojournalism Now featured recently. Congratulations to Hari who is pictured second from left. 

(C) Hari Ho 
PhotoBookMuseum - Germany

Photos from the opening of the PhotoBookMuseum project this week at Carlswerk.

The first museum in the world dedicated to the photobook is scheduled to open its permanent home in Cologne, Germany in 2016. This week the PhotoBookMuseum joined with Photoszene Festival to launch a program of more than 24 exhibitions, workshops, lectures, book signings and other activities, which will run until 3rd October at Carlswerk, Cologne-Mülheim.

Founded by Markus Schaden (pictured below), the PhotoBookMuseum is an exciting initiative designed to celebrate and promote the photobook as an “independent artistic medium”. With the explosion of photobooks, made possible largely by digital technology, there have reportedly been more photobooks published in the last decade than in the history of photography. 

(C) Damian Zimmermann

The PhotoBookMuseum at Carlswerk
Schanzenstraße 6-20
51063 Cologne-Mülheim

Book Review:
Photography Today

In the week that photography celebrates its 175th anniversary it seems appropriate to post a review on a new book from Phaidon, “Photography Today,” which looks at the genre from the 1960s to now.

Putting together a book of this nature is an ambitious project. There will always be contention around who is included and excluded, but there are obvious omissions in this book that are concerning...(to read the full review and see more pictures please click on the Book Reviews tab at the top of this blog).

Free Talk:
The Road and Australian Photography
(C) John Gollings

As part of the current exhibition at the Monash Gallery of Art - The Road - on Saturday 23rd August (tomorrow) Monash Gallery of Art will host a panel discussion on the significance of "the road" to Australian photography in the 1970s and 1980s. Gael Newton, Senior Curator of Photography at the National Gallery of Australia, will chair the discussion with exhibiting photographers Virginia Coventry, John Gollings and Ian North.

Monash Gallery of Art
860 Ferntree Gully Road
Wheelers Hill

Your Daily Photograph
Final Week
Alison Stieven-Taylor’s curation for "Your Daily Photograph," an initiative of the Duncan Miller Gallery in Los Angeles,  ends on 31st August. If you haven't signed up yet, there's still time and it's free. Click here. 

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