Taking Photojournalism to the Streets:
#dysturb in Melbourne
Photo by Philip Montgomery - Ferguson, Missouri - November 25, 2014. Riots break out on West Florissant Avenue between Ferguson Avenue and Chambers Road following the news that the St. Louis County grand jury has decided to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. © Benjamin Petit
This week #dysturb's Pierre Terdjman and Benjamin Girette flew in to Melbourne from Paris for the inaugural Photobook Melbourne Festival. The pair will spend the next nine days pasting large format black and white posters of photographs by some of the world's leading photojournalists. I caught up with them today and my interview will be published here next week.
#dysturb will be popping up in the inner city suburbs of Fitzroy, Footscray and Brunswick. Keep your eyes peeled for these fantastic images that are literally taking photojournalism to the streets. To find out more visit the website.
Louise Whelan - African/Australians
Celebrating this multiplicity is at the heart of the portraits that feature in a new exhibition by Sydney photographer Louise Whelan: African/Australians. This body of work is part of a larger project Louise has been working on for several years – to document more than 180 nationalities that live in New South Wales (NSW). Initially commissioned under the auspices of the State Library of NSW, the project has now expanded to include others states such as Queensland and Western Australia. There is also a book, New Settlers, which was released in 2013.
‘African/Australians’ is the next instalment in a project that she says continues to evolve “just as we are as a nation”. These portraits feature people from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Liberia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan and South Sudan, encapsulating the diversity of Australia’s African migrant population.
Until 22 March, 2015
31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay
World Press Photo
& Photobook Melbourne Winner
Yesterday the winners of this year's World Press Photo Awards were announced. Australian Raphaela Rosella, from Nimbin, won in the Portraits category for "Laurinda waits in her purple dress for the bus that will take her to Sunday School."
She was also the winner in the Australian Photobook of the Year Award for her unpublished work, We Met A Little Early But I get to Love You Longer, a book concerning teenage pregnancy. This Award is part of Photobook Melbourne and sponsored by Momento Pro.
Paul Zizka - Frozen Bubbles
Canadian photographer Paul Zizka has captured this natural phenomenon of methane gas bubbles in frozen lakes in Canada. Nature is truly remarkable.
(C) All images Paul Zizka. See more of his work here.
Call for Entries
Head On Photo Festival
Closing Date: 1st March, 2015
One of the world’s most prestigious photo festivals, Head On is calling for photographers to compete for prizes across five categories: Portrait, Landscape, Mobile, Moving Image and Students. Professional and emerging photographers, photo journalists and artists are encouraged to submit to the Head On Photo Awards.
Across 5 categories, 16 judges, 160 finalists and $50 000 in prizes, the Head On Awards represent a global selection of the best emerging and established photography. Our anonymous judging ensures each work is selected solely on its merit rather than the celebrity of the photographer. Visit the website here for details.