October 03, 2014

Friday Round Up - 3rd October, 2014

This week on Friday Round Up two new exhibitions for Melbourne, Ruth Orkin in Los Angeles and René Burri in Paris, 2014 Foam Talents, plus a panel discussion on war photography in Sydney, and Vlad Sokhin’s Crying Meri book review.

Exhibitions: Melbourne

Paul Blackmore – One







All images (C) Paul Blackmore

“One light source, one subject, one background,” that’s how Paul Blackmore explains his new series “One”. I wrote about this series earlier in the year when it was on at Blackeye Gallery Sydney. Now Melbournians can see it at Edmund Pearce Gallery opening tonight.

Until 25 October
Edmund Pearce
Level 2, Nicholas Building
37 Swanston Street
Melbourne

Chris Round - In Two Places

(C) Chris Round

English photographer Chris Round says the core of his photographic practice lies in "documenting post-natural, human influenced landscapes...these environments are dynamic and exciting because humans continually change their relationship with their surroundings serving up myriad new subject matter".

Round, who is now based in Sydney, held his first show in 2012 and has subsequently won various local and international awards. "In Two Places" he explores "the notion of place in the context of dual citizenship".

Until 1 November
Colour Factory
409-429 Gore Street
Fitzroy

Exhibitions: Los Angeles

Ruth Orkin - Retrospective
(C) American Girl in Italy (Florence), 1951 

American photojournalist Ruth Orkin is considered one of the pioneers of the genre. Born in 1922, Orkin was taken with photography from the moment she was given her first camera at the age of 10. In 1939 she cycled across the USA from Los Angeles to New York for the World Fair, taking photographs of her unique “road trip”. In the 1950s she produced a series of photographs for a LIFE feature – Don’t Be Afraid to Travel Alone – a story about women travelling on their on in post-war Europe.

But Orkin is best known for her two bodies of work which became highly acclaimed books - A World Through My Window and More Pictures from My Window – featuring images she shot from the balcony of her New York apartment opposite Central Park, images of the passing parade of life that are now historical records of an era long past. 


Refugees, Lydda Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1951


Drunken Women, NYC, 1947


The Card Players, West Village, NYC, 1947

Duncan Miller Gallery in Los Angeles presents the Ruth Orkin Retrospective until 25th October.

Duncan Miller Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Unit A7

Santa Monica

Exhibitions: Paris

René Burri - Mouvement


A member of Magnum Photos since 1959, René Burri is known for his portraits of leading figures of the 20th Century including Pablo Picasso, Winston Churchill and Che Guevara. But Burri’s oeuvre is vast. In this new exhibition 100 of Burri’s images, many unpublished, explore “movement” in both black and white and colour. Burri’s work in cinema is also featured with unseen footage from documentaries and films. 






All images (C) René Burri

Until 10 December
MEP
5/7 Rue de Fourcy
75 004 Paris
www.mep-fr.org

2014 Foam Talents

(C) Jonny Briggs

With almost 1500 submissions from 71 countries, this year’s Foam Talents jury had its work cut out in choosing the final number of artists named in the 2014 Foam Talents. For the first time 21 photographers were chosen and Photojournalism Now features six this week. To see all the winners and their portfolios visit the Foam site here.  


(C) Alice Quaresma


(C) Charles Henry Bedue


(C) Jing Huang


(C) Lucas Foglia


(C) Yoshinori Mizutani

The Foam Talents issue of Foam magazine is out now.

War Photography
Panel Discussion - Sydney
(C) Don McCullin Vietnam

As part of the activities for Don McCullin’s “The Impossible Peace” exhibition, Alison Stieven-Taylor is moderating a panel discussion on war photography with photojournalists Tim Page and Stephen Dupont in Sydney. Held at the Metcalfe Auditorium at the State Library of NSW you can find more details here

When: Thursday 9th October 6pm

Book Review:
Vlad Sokhin – Crying Meri

If you missed the publication of Alison Stieven-Taylor’s review of Vlad Sokhin's Crying Meri on L'Oeil de la Photographie, you can read it here.

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