September 11, 2015

Friday Round Up - 11 September, 2015

This week on Friday Round Up Melbourne celebrates the opening of a new gallery space - Magnet Galleries - with an exhibition by renowned Australian photojournalist Michael Coyne; two other award-winning Australian photojournalists, Stephen Dupont and Jack Picone head to Cuba for their next workshop; Getty Images announces the winners of the inaugural Getty Images Instagram Grant and Patricia Casey's new work goes on show in Sydney. 

This Week:
I had the great pleasure to interview American entertainment photographer Frank Ockenfels for an upcoming feature article. Frank's all about pushing the boundaries and as far as he's concerned, there are no rules! Here's a peek at some of his photographs. More information on the feature and his Sydney exhibition coming soon.


 Shirley Manson, Garbage

 David Bowie

Adrian Brody

New Photography Gallery: Melbourne
It's exciting to announce the opening of a new gallery dedicated to photography in Melbourne. Magnet Galleries, the brainchild of photographer Michael Silver and curator Suzanne Silver opens this Sunday 6th September in the heart of the city. The Silvers successfully ran PhotoNet Gallery before outgrowing the space and relocating to Bourke Street. Billed as ‘a new social enterprise living centre of photography’ Magnet Galleries Melbourne is intended as a hub of photography where exhibitions, workshops and gatherings will be held throughout the year. 

2/640 Bourke Street
Melbourne City

Exhibition: Melbourne
Michael Coyne - The Weather is Different a Few Miles Away
Yi People, China 





13 September to 3 October
Magnet Galleries Melbourne

Workshop: Reportage
Havana, Cuba with Stephen Dupont and Jack Picone 

L-R:Jack Picone and Stephen Dupont

In this intimate, intensive workshop, participants have the unique opportunity to work with world-renowned photojournalists Stephen Dupont and Jack Picone and guest writer Jacques Menasche to hone their photographic storytelling skills. 


(C) Stephen Dupont


(C) Jack Picone


(C) Jack Picone

(C) Stephen Dupont

This dawn-to-dusk 6-day workshop involves challenging fieldwork, formal and informal critiques, editing sessions, evening projections and open discussion. In a stunning Cuban setting, participants fully engage with the local culture and environment, and learn how to create photographic reportage to the highest standard.

Places are limited. Register here

Awards:
Getty Images Instagram Grant


Getty Images, in collaboration with Instagram, announces the winners of the inaugural Getty Images Instagram Grant, a program founded to reward photographers documenting stories from underrepresented communities around the world using Instagram.

More than 1200 entries were received from 109 countries. The three recipients were chosen based on their respective bodies of work on Instagram. Their work was judged by an esteemed panel of photographic experts, including National Geographic Photography Fellow David Guttenfelder, Director of Photography & Visual Enterprise for TIME Kira Pollack, documentary photographer Maggie Steber, documentary photographer Malin Fezehai, and co-founder of @EverydayIran and documentary photographer Ramin Talaie who focused on the quality of imagery, photographic technique, as well as storytelling ability. Each recipient will receive a grant of US $10,000 and mentorship from one of Getty Images' award-winning photojournalists.

And the winners are:

Ismail Ferdous (@afterranaplaza), a Bangladeshi documentary photographer using Instagram to cover social humanitarian issues, receives a grant for his project titled After Rana Plaza, which centers around the surviving relatives of those killed in the 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory.


(C) Ismail Ferdous 


(C) Ismail Ferdous 


(C) Ismail Ferdous 

Adriana Zehbrauskas (@adrianazehbrauskas), a Brazilian-born photographer currently residing in Mexico City, has been awarded for her Instagram portfolio of work which covers topics such as climate change and the documentation of the everyday lives of Latin Americans. Adriana intends to use the grant to fund her project “Next of Kin: Family Matters”, shooting portraits of the families of 43 missing students who went missing from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers School last year. Adriana is also a contributor to the Instagram collective @everydayclimatechange.


(C) Adriana Zehbrauskas


(C) Adriana Zehbrauskas


(C) Adriana Zehbrauskas

Dmitry Markov (@dcim.ru), resides in Pskov, Russia, and volunteers for multiple children’s charities. By sharing his work on Instagram, Dmitry hopes to spotlight the plight of orphaned children and encourage society to “look at the problems of such children in a humane way.”


(C) Dmitry Markov


(C) Dmitry Markov


(C) Dmitry Markov

Exhibition: Sydney
Patricia Casey - Murmur 


In this series Patricia has intricately woven landscape and portrait photography with detailed embroidery to create images that are not only physically multi-layered, but also allegorically. Within each frame Casey invokes a world where memory, nature and fantasy reside in a harmonious coming together that invites the viewer to drift into the realm of imagination.

The images in “Murmur” are printed on fabric and then embroidered making each a unique piece of art. “There are a lot of meditative qualities with working with your hands. When you work with photography your hand is quite removed from your art practice, particularly with the switch to digital. I wanted the self to be more inserted into the work and stitching does that. It slows you down,” she says. 







Patricia will also be exhibiting at PhotoVisa 2015 in Krasnodar, Russia later in the year as part of a curated show by Alasdair Foster.

13 - 27 September
Janet Clayton Gallery
406 Oxford Street
Paddington