April 10, 2015

Friday Round Up - 10 April, 2015

This week on Friday Round Up new exhibitions in Melbourne and Sydney, plus the 2015 Getty Grants for Editorial Photography round is now open.

Photos of the Week:

Lynsey Addario -  India's Insurgency

Coal worker Ajay Marijan carries a load from an open-pit mine to a waiting 
truck in Bokapahari, Jharkhand state (C) Lynsey Addario
At an ad hoc restaurant, men prepare breakfast for workers clocking in for the 
morning shift at the coal-based Jindal Tamnar thermal power plant, in the 
Raigarh district, Chhattisgarh (C) Lynsey Addario



Polaroid Resurrection
by FilmNeverDie
(C) Luigi Sposa Berbera

This group show at Melbourne’s Photonet is part of the global ExPolaroid Exhibition Festival being held in 40 cites around the world. ExPolaroid began in France and is held annually in April. This year there are 57 events. Melbourne’s FilmNeverDie is run by a group of film enthusiasts who sell a range of photographic film types and hosts forums for those who are keen to know more about the medium. Polaroid Resurrection is the first exhibition by FilmNeverDie. 

(C) Amanda Mason

(C) Francis Danesi

(C) Gary Wong

(C) Pei Wen

(C) Rachael Baez

Photonet Gallery
15a Railway Place
Until 22 April

Rob Love - Timeless

Melbourne based Rob Love uses extended shutter speeds to capture these painterly images of water. Made in camera without the aid of computer manipulation, Love’s images are both abstract and documentary in their capacity to at once demonstrate the power of nature and its ethereal beauty. Love produces single prints rather than limited editions and his work is held in collections in Australia and the USA.

(C) All images Rob Love

Colour Factory
409-429 Gore Street
Until 2 May
Artist Talk; Saturday 18 April, 2pm


Jane Brown - Black Ships 

(C) Jane Brown, Reception Centre, Kyoto, 2015, Silver gelatin FB print 
hand print,17 x 21cm courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney 

Australian photographic artist Jane Brown’s latest series, Black Ships, is named after the term used by the Japanese in reference to Western water crafts approaching Japan’s shores and dates back to the 16th Century when Portugese fleets painted the hulls of their ships with pitch. Black Ships became symbolic of the opening of borders.

Black Ships is Brown's first exhibition at Stills Gallery and draws on this symbolism through the use of various visual tropes – “pathways and bridges to reflect the idea of a journey, bandaging and wrapping symbolic of past wounds, walls and fences figurative of boundaries and cultural isolation, nature and decay referencing the Japanese concept of mono no aware (mortality and a pathos for the transience of things)”.

“Ultimately, Black Ships is a travelogue that looks to the strange machinations of history, and at the same time, a reflection on contemporary Japan...More broadly it is an articulation of curiosity, seeking out points of difference from home – the peculiar, the beautiful and the unfamiliar.” 

(C) Jane Brown, Wisteria, Miyajima, 2015. Silver gelatin FB print 
hand printed, 17 x 21cm courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney 

(C) Jane Brown, Silver Pavilion, Kyoto, 2015. Silver gelatin FB print 
hand printed, 17 x 21cm courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney 

(C) Jane Brown, Hiroshima, 2015, silver gelatin FB print
hand print, 17 x 21cm courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney

Stills Gallery
36 Gosbell Street
Until 2 May

Getty Grants for Editorial Photography

(C) William Daniels

In 2015 there are five Getty Grants for Editorial Photography on offer valued at $10,000 each. The Grants are designed to celebrate and support independent photojournalism. Applications are open until 13 May and winners will be announced in September, 2015.

Judges for this year are photojournalist Lynsey Addario, Jon Jones Director of Photography Sunday Times Magazine, Matthias Krug, International Director of Photography Der Spiegel, Romain Lacroix, Director of Photography Paris Match and Jean Francois Leroy, Director General Visa pour l’Image. 

 (C) Jordi Busqué 

(C) Giulio di Sturco

Last year’s winners were Giulio di Sturco for his body of work titled Ganges: Death of a River; Juan Arredondo for Born in Conflict; Jordi Busqué for his award-winning portfolio, The Mennonites of Bolivia; Krisanne Johnson, for South Africa's Post-Apartheid Youth and; French photojournalist, William Daniels for his CAR in Chaos body of work. 

(C) Juan Arredondo

(C)Krisanne Johnson

In Brief:

Defending Gallipoli: A Turkish Standpoint

Until 3 May
Monash Gallery of Art
860 Ferntree Gully Road
Wheelers Hill

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