May 08, 2015

Friday Round Up - 8 May, 2015

This week Friday Round Up features the last of this year's Head On Photo Festival coverage with the opening of Timeframes, an exhibition by two German photographers - Daniel Schumann and Thomas Kellner, and group show, 4, featuring Australian photographers Paul Blackmore, Murray Fredericks, Gary Heery and New Zealander Derek Henderson. Plus in Melbourne Silk Road Stories opens and Peta Clancy shows her series Puncture.

Photos of the Week: 





Australian photojournalist Daniel Berehulak, who recently won the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage on the Ebola crisis, is in Nepal covering the tragic aftermath of the earthquake that has devastated this nation. Berehulak continues to produce outstanding work that is insightful, intelligent and compassionate. Images (C) Daniel Berehulak for the New York Times. 

Head On Photo Festival:
Last weekend I attended the opening of the Head On Photo Festival in Sydney and interviewed a host of fantastic photographers for stories that will be published internationally in various magazines. In the coming weeks I'll also post some interviews here. This week's post is the last on the actual festival and I want to highlight two shows that opened this week which are definitely worth seeing. If you missed my other picks, see my posts from 30 April and 1 May for a rundown on the International and Australian exhibitions.

Thomas Kellner & Daniel Schumann
Timeframes 


(C) Thomas Kellner


(C) Daniel Schumann

These two German photographers share their visions on the concept of time. Kellner’s work is based in deconstruction and reconstruction, where he takes multiple images of a single building and recreates the perspective presenting an image of a building, usually a well known landmark, that appears to move before our eyes. 


(C) Thomas Kellner

(C) Thomas Kellner

Schumann uses the passage of time to tell the story of those living out their final days in a hospice. The work, ‘Purple Brown Grey White Black – Living While Dying Today,’ gives a deeply personal insight into the final days of these individuals with dignity and compassion. 


(C) Daniel Schumann


(C) Daniel Schumann


(C) Daniel Schumann

Until 31 May
Conny Dietzschold Gallery
99 Crown Street
Darlinghurst
Head On Photo Festival

4
Group Show 


(C) Paul Blackmore

Photographers Paul Blackmore, Murray Fredericks, Gary Heery and Derek Henderson join in this group exhibition, which features work ranging from landscape and portraiture, to documentary and fine art. Some of photographs in this show have never been exhibited before, others are familiar, but all are representative of the great photography being created in this country. 


(C) Paul Blackmore

Blackmore, who works in both the fine art and documentary genres, presents new work shot last summer on Sydney’s beaches (above). Fredericks, known for his epic, surreal landscapes includes two photographs from his Greenland series. Heery, who has worked in the music industry for decades, includes his portrait of a young Madonna, and Henderson presents a selection of B&W and colour landscapes. It's a beautifully executed exhibition.


(C) Murray Fredericks


(C) Murray Fredericks


(C) Gary Heery

(C) Derek Henderson

(C) Derek Henderson

presented by Cohen Handler
114 Brougham Street
Potts Point
Head On Photo Festival 

Exhibitions: Melbourne

Guy Vinciguerra – Silk Road Stories 

Shot over a decade, Western Australian photographer Guy Vinciguerra presents a selection of his works from the series Silk Road Stories shot in Pakistan. 






All images (C) Guy Vinciguerra

Until 30 May
Colour Factory
409/429 Gore Street
Fitzroy

Peta Clancy - Puncture



All images (C) Peta Clancy

As part of the group show "Paper," Melbourne photographic artist Peta Clancy showcases her series Puncture, comprising four large-scale, intimate self-portraits. Clancy’s artistic practice explores themes of ‘transience, temporality, mutability and the corporeal and subjective limits of the human body’. In this series Clancy uses a fine needle to carefully apply thousands of tiny pinpricks through the surface of photographic paper. These markings rupture the surface of her self-portraits to form beautiful embroidered patterns that are visible on the surface of the paper.

Until 12 July
Linden New Art
26 Acland St
St Kilda