July 24, 2015

Friday Round Up - 24 July, 2015

This week on Friday Round Up - Cuba, exhibitions in Melbourne and Sydney, and call for entries - KAUNAS PHOTO festival portfolio reviews and GUATE PHOTO 15 exhibitions. And a great article by Magnum Photo's Larry Towell.

Photo Essay:
Greg Kahn - Cuba






American documentary fine art photographer Greg Kahn gives us a view of today’s Cuba where the gulf between the have’s and have nots widens as the country is pushed into the ‘modern’ world leaving many behind. 










(C) All images Greg Kahn


Exhibitions: Melbourne

Impressions of Melbourne

Charles Kerry 1884

This exhibition is in response to the photographs by Eugène Atget (1857–1927) which feature in NGA’s touring exhibition, Impressions of Paris where Atget is the only photographer. His works appear with those of Degas, Daumier and Lautrec.

Impressions of Melbourne canvases early images of the city taken in the late 1800s by the likes of Charles Kerry through to more contemporary artists. Works are drawn from MGA’s collection. One of my favourite photographers, Mark Strizic, features along with other notable Australian photographers including Max Dupain. 

Mark Strizic Collins Street 1967

Mark Strizic Princes Bridge 1956

Both shows are on until 20 September
Monash Gallery of Art
860 Ferntree Gully Road
Wheelers Hill

Exhibitions: Sydney

Extracts
Mclean Stephenson








(C) All images Mclean Stephenson

This exhibition features an eclectic mix of work from Sydney photographer Mclean Stephenson. Shot over six years on a variety of film formats, his intention with this series is to show the imperfection of the medium as well as the freedom that comes with being open to possibilities and taking a chance.

28 July to 16 August
Blackeye Gallery
3/138 Darlinghurst Road
Darlinghurst 


2020 (I)
Merilyn Fairskye
 



At a time when there is renewed debate over nuclear energy, this series by Sydney visual artist and filmmaker Merilyn Fairskye takes a future view of the impact of nuclear energy on humans and the environment. Shot around the Dungeness Power Station B, Kent UK and Degelen Mountain, Soviet underground nuclear test site, The Polygon, Kazakhstan, Fairskye’s images convey a bleak outlook to a potentially real scenario. 






(C) All images Merilyn Fairskye

Until 29 August
Stills Gallery
36 Gosbell Street
Paddington

Call for Entries:

KAUNAS PHOTO 2015 Portfolio Reviews

Registration Open



Established in 2004 KAUNAS PHOTO festival is held annually in Kaunas, the second largest city in Lithuania. This year portfolio reviews will be held during the festival on 4 September. There are no geographic boundaries to entry and photographers from around the world are invited to register. KAUNAS PHOTO festival portfolio reviews also feature awards including a cash prize, and artistic residencies. It’s a great opportunity to have your work viewed by curators from across Europe. Visit the site for more information. 


GUATE PHOTO 15 
Exhibition Open Call

This is the third outing for this festival, which is held in Guatemala and Antigua Guatemala. GUATE PHOTO is calling for submissions from photographers to participate in the main exhibition program during this year’s festival, which opens on 12 November and runs till the end of the month. A total of 15 artists and 30 photo books will be chosen. Apply here. Program details are yet to be announced, but the festival confirms its lead exhibition is by Martin Parr. 

Article:
Larry Towell's advise to young photojournalists 

In an article on Vice.com Magnum Photo's Larry Towell shares his thoughts. It's definitely worth a read. 

USA. NYC. 9/11/2001. A dazed man picks up a paper that was blown out of the 
towers after the attack of the World Trade Center, and begins to read it. 
Photo by Larry Towell / Magnum Photos.

EL SALVADOR. San Salvador. 1991. A daughter comforts her mother who 
passed out while grieving at the grave of her son who was killed by government 
death squads. Some 70,000 persons died in the 12-year civil war. 
Photo by Larry Towell / Magnum Photos.