April 15, 2016

Friday Round Up - 15 April, 2016

This week on Friday Round Up - Winners of Chris Hondros Award, inaugural Magnum Photography Awards, Grief and Glory at Magnet Melbourne and Donna Ferrato's unfailing commitment to expose domestic violence.

Chris Hondros Award
(C) Bryan Denton

Award-winning freelance photographer Bryan Denton is the recipient of this year’s Chris Hondros Fund Award, which was established in honour of Getty Images photojournalist Chris Hondros who was killed in 2011 while on assignment in Libya. 

Denton is a regular contributor to the New York Times and has worked throughout the Middle East, Africa, South East Asia and Afghanistan. Iranian photographer Kiana Hayeri is the recipient of the award in the Emerging Photographer category. Both will use their awards to pursue longterm projects. 

(C) Kiana Hayeri

Magnum Photography Awards

Magnum co-founder Henri Cartier-Bresson

In 2017 Magnum Photos celebrates its 70th anniversary. In the lead to a year which will feature numerous events and exhibitions, the inaugural Magnum Photography Awards has been launched and is now accepting entries. Magnum has joined with LensCulture to present these awards. There will be 12 Winners and 20 Finalists from Documentary, Street, Portrait, Fine Art, Photojournalism and Open categories. In addition, the jury will select 7 photographers as "Jurors’ Picks” and award 5 "Student Spotlight” awards to young, up-and-coming talents. Enter here.

Exhibition: Melbourne

Grief and Glory - Victoria’s Unseen Anzac Photographic Treasures

Until 2 May
Magnet Galleries
Level 2
640 Bourke Street

Photographer & Activist:
Donna Ferrato - I Am Unbeatable

(C) Donna Ferrato

In 1982 American photographer Donna Ferrato took a photo assignment that changed her life. Shooting for Playboy Japan, Ferrato photographed the open marriage of a couple living in New Jersey. What she discovered wasn’t a happy-go-lucky lifestyle, but one of hidden domestic violence. 

More than 30 years later she is still fighting for the rights of women who are victims of domestic violence. Her series I Am Unbeatable celebrates those women who have left their abusers, but that’s only part of the story. Watch this incredible video on The Atlantic to learn more about her unrelenting commitment.

(C) Donna Ferrato

(C) Donna Ferrato

(C) Donna Ferrato

(C) Donna Ferrato

(C) Donna Ferrato

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