July 17, 2015

This week on Friday Round Up Foam Magazine announces 2015 Talents, Katie Orlinsky's Alaska, James Hosking's Beautiful by Night, Alexia Sinclair's masterclass series, Colour My World panel discussion at the National Gallery, Rosemary Laing at AGNSW and a Q&A with LA Times photojournalist Michael Robinson Chavez.

FOAM Talents 2015
Annually Foam Magazine seeks to identify talented photo media artists under the age of 35. Watch the video to see this year's selected photographers.

Katie Orlinsky - Alaska

I’ve written about American photographer Katie Orlinsky a few times as her work continues to engage me. In a recent series she shot in Alaska the impact of climate change on the environment is dramatic - she was on assignment to photograph the seal hunting season, but the seals had already migrated because the water had become too warm and the ice had melted weeks earlier than usual. In these diptychs that feature on National Geographic's Proof blog you can see how the environment has changed in the space of 6 weeks. 

Read the story and see more images on National Geographic Proof

Photo Essay: 
James Hosking - Beautiful by Night


Beautiful by Night is both a documentary film and a series of stills that capture three of San Francisco’s veteran drag queens as they make ready for their performances including intimate at home moments rarely seen. It's a poignant story, told with compassion and honesty. Worth taking a look at the documentary here


Frank/Olivia - I’m a man in a dress and I’m not afraid to show that

Masterclass - Alexia Sinclair 
Discover how Alexia Sinclair digitally mastered the final artwork for Into the Gloaming. Alexia has produced an online masterclass comprising 7 downloadable videos giving you a chance to learn from one of the most exciting, and exacting, photo media artists in the world.

(C) Alexia Sinclair

Panel Discussion
Colour My World

(C) Robyn Stacey

The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra is hosting a panel discussion with Micky Allan, Janina Green, Ruth Maddison and Robyn Stacey as part of the Colour My World exhibition. Moderated by the show’s curators Shaune Lakin and Anne O’Hehir this is a great opportunity to talk with these artists on the ways that ‘art photography’, feminism and photography’s materiality converged during the 1970s and ‘80s.

25th July, 10.30-11.30am FREE

Exhibition: Sydney
Rosemary Laing - transportation

Continuing this year’s focus on photography at the Art Gallery of NSW is Rosemary Laing’s exhibition ‘transportation’ featuring works from her brownwork (above) and greenwork (below) series. 

All images (C) Rosemary Laing

Until 20 September
Photography Gallery
Art Gallery Road
The Domain Sydney 

Q&A with Michael Robinson Chavez
Michael Robinson Chavez is a photojournalist with the Los Angeles Times. He was recently awarded the Robert F Kennedy Award for Journalism for his series on the California drought. He was in Australia for Head On Photo Festival in May with his exhibition The Driest Seasons: California’s Dust Bowl. He spoke with Alison Stieven-Taylor about the evolution of this story into a five-part series, which ran on the front page of the LA Times...(click on the Q&A tab at the top of the blog to read the interview and see more pictures). 

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