March 13, 2015

Friday Round Up - 13th March, 2015

This week on Friday Round Up Trent Parke's new show The Black Rose opens in Adelaide, two new workshops - Maggie Steber and James Whitlow Delano in Vietnam and Gerd Ludwig in Los Angeles. Plus Bradley Scott's LOLA launches in Sydney.

Exhibition:

Adelaide
Trent Parke – The Black Rose

In his new exhibition “The Black Rose” Australian photographic artist Trent Parke (above) showcases several hundred photographs and moving image works that explore universal themes of birth, death, pain, loss and memory from a uniquely personal perspective.

“My photography has always been about asking questions. I am on an endless quest to find out why,” says Parke, who is the only Australian member of Magnum Photos. 









The Black Rose is Parke’s most ambitious project to date and has taken him seven years to complete. It represents Parke’s attempt to reclaim his own memories and delve into the bigger issues affecting us all.

“By stripping himself bare to reveal his own imperfections, Parke pursues the bigger meaning of life and in doing so he challenges us, to reflect on our own lives,” says Nick Mitzevich, Director, Art Gallery of South Australia.

14 March to 10 May, 2015
Art Gallery of South Australia


Workshops:
Los Angeles

Gerd Ludwig 
Learn the art of storytelling with a master. National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig is running a 5 1/2 day workshop in Los Angeles and Salton Sea May 28 - June 2. This is a workshop for those who are committed to taking their photography to the next level and focuses on aesthetic, technical and logistical aspects. Its goal is to assist photographers in developing a personal vision and eye. It’s a brilliant opportunity to learn from one of the most experienced and insightful long-form visual storytellers. This will be an awesome experience.

Vietnam: 
Over 16 days 11-26 June, Maggie Steber and James Whitlow Delano will lead a workshop that begins in Hanoi and ends with a three-day cruise along Halong Bay.This workshop is designed to encourage participants to discover the art of creating images beyond the travel photograph. Focusing on documentary style principles, this workshop will offer personalised instruction on how to create a project and bring it to fruition while exploring the cultural diversity of Vietnam. This is a brilliant opportunity to learn from two of the best in the business.


Maggie Steber is renowned for her humanitarian, cultural, and social work and has photographed in 64 countries over a career that spans more than 30 years. Her work has appeared in National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, and Geo Magazine amongst other titles and she is the recipient of numerous awards. 


James Whitlow Delano has been based in Asia for 20 years. His most recent book Black Tsunami, published by FotoEvidence, documents the horror of the Japanese tsunami in 2011 (you can read the review on this blog under Book Reviews). He is a multi- award winner and his work has appeared in publications around the world including The New York Times, Vanity Fair, National Geographic and Newsweek. He is also a Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting photographer and the co-founder of #everydayclimatechange. 
 

Book & Exhibition:
Bradley Scott – LOLA


LOLA is an exploration of Bradley Scott’s youth and generation and no moment is too outrageous, sacred, absurd or banal. This work won’t appeal to everyone, but it is one of the most honest attempts to capture life as the photographer experiences it.


All images (C) Bradley Scott

Until 22 March
Blackeye Gallery
3/138 Darlinghurst Road
Darlinghurst