October 28, 2016

Friday Round Up - 28 October 2016

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up - Sydney's Blackeye Gallery pops up in Melbourne with works by Sandro Miller, Frank Ockenfels, Robyn Beeche and others, the recipient of the 2016 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography and some interesting weekend reading/viewing.

Exhibition: Melbourne

Blackeye Pop Up Gallery - fortyfivedownstairs

(C) Robyn Beeche 

(C) Robyn Beeche 

(C) Robyn Beeche 

Melbourne photography lovers have the chance to see some fantastic works on show for a limited time at fortyfivedownstairs. Blackeye Gallery's pop up show features works from international photography luminaries including Chicago's Sandro Miller with his phenomenal series Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters and American portraitist and artist Frank Ockenfels from his exhibition Frank Ockenfels 3. The show also includes work shot in the 1980s in London by Robyn Beeche as well as Blackeye Gallery co-owner Tom Evangelidis' series Façade and others.

(C) Sandro Miller

(C) Sandro Miller

(C) Sandro Miller

(C) Sandro Miller

(C) Frank Ockenfels 

(C) Frank Ockenfels 

(C) Frank Ockenfels 

(C) Tom Evangelidis

(C) Tom Evangelidis

Until 5 November
45 Flinders Lane

W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography

Justyna Mielnikiewicz is the recipient of this year’s W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for her project “A Diverging Frontier”, which looks at the role of ethnicity in the political development of countries that were formerly part of the USSR.

In her proposal Justyna said: “My project explores borders as ever-changing spheres of influence that overlap physical borders marked on the map. It documents life on the frontier of Europe, and delves into the symbolic meanings and reconstructed historical narratives of these borderlands, which contribute to the formation of national identity and shaping the images of the neighboring countries.” 

It's a fascinating project and it will be interesting to see where Justyna takes it. 

All images (C) Justyna Mielnikiewicz

Weekend Reading/Viewing:
Watch: Check out this Great Big Story - Capturing Life Through the Lens of a Refugee

Read: 'Women push boundaries and bend rules more than men': Extraordinary pictures by female war photographers on the world's deadliest front lines

Plus my latest feature - Ingetje Tadros "Single Vision"-  is the cover story in current edition of Pro Photo. Go out and buy a copy! Please :-)

October 21, 2016

Friday Round Up - 21 October, 2016

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up the finalists in the Nikon-Walkley Awards for Excellence in Photojournalism, Melbourne's Strange Neighbour hosts its last exhibition and never before seen photographs from E.O. Hoppé on show in California.

2016 Nikon-Walkley Awards for Excellence in Photojournalism

Photo of the Year: The Man on the operating table. Picture: Andrew Quilty

This year I was honoured to be a judge for the photojournalism awards. The Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism are Australia’s most prestigious journalism awards.

On 13th October the finalists for Nikon-Walkley Awards for Excellence in Photojournalism were announced along with the 2016 Nikon-Walkley Photo of the Year, which was won by Andrew Quilty for “The Man on The Operating Table” pictured above.

The image was shot by Quilty inside the Médecins Sans Frontières Kunduz Trauma Center in Afghanistan, following the October 3, 2015, attack by an American AC-130 gunship on the hospital in which 42 were killed, including MSF staff, patients and patient carers.

This arresting image was a clear standout for the judges.

Other winners announced so far are:

Nikon-Walkley Portrait Prize
Winner: Brian Cassey, News Corp Australia, “Beaten Refugee”

Nikon-Walkley Community/Regional Prize
Winner: Marc McCormack, The Cairns Post, “Body of Work”
This is one of the images in the winning body of work. 

The finalists’ photographs will be toured around the nation in a series of free public exhibitions and are currently on display at the State Library of New South Wales and the ABC in Brisbane.
Finalists are selected by eminent journalists and photographers and overall winners judged by the Walkley Advisory Board. The winners will be announced at a gala event in Brisbane on 2nd December.

You can see all the finalists here.

Farewell Exhibition:
Permanence - Strange Neighbour

The Grotesque

Melbourne's Strange Neighbour gallery is closing, which is another blow to the city's dwindling number of photography-dedicated galleries. The final show is currently on featuring work by the gallery's creator and curator, Linsey Gosper. 

If you have time, pop in to see PERMANENCE, a solo exhibition of hand printed silver gelatin photographs that were taken in Europe and explore the mythological symbolic sculptures and architecture that have protected European cities and remained for centuries.

Death Always Comes



The Guardians

Until 12 November
Strange Neighbour
395 Gore Street

Pasadena, California

E.O. Hoppé's Amerika: The First Great American Road Trip

Rooftops and smoking chimneys, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1926

Curatorial Assistance presents an amazing collection of photographs in the exhibition E.O. Hoppé's Amerika: The First Great American Road Trip, which showcases masterworks that have recently been uncovered from the E.O. Hoppé Estate Collection archive.

E.O. Hoppé was a German-born British Photo-Modernist who is considered one of the most important art and documentary photographers of the modern era along with Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen and Walker Evans. Renowned as a portrait photographer, Hoppé also worked in the genres of landscape and travel.

In the 1926 he set off across America documenting his extraordinary transcontinental journey. The result is a collection of images that capture the many faces of America: urban New York, Pittsburgh’s “steel city”, Detroit's burgeoning industrial factories, Florida’s palms, the pueblos of Arizona and New Mexico, Yosemite’s majesty and Hollywood’s allure, are just some of the subjects that caught Hoppé’s eye.

Tahiti Beach, Coral Gables, Florida 1926

Towards the Evolution of the Modern Motor”, Ford Factory, Detroit, Michigan 1926

Pack yards, Chicago 1926 

Gas Station, “The Girl Behind the Pump” 1926

Signal Hill, Los Angeles 1926

Museum services company Curatorial Assistance, which manages the E.O. Hoppé archive, spent over a decade of organizing, cataloguing, conservation and digitizing Hoppé’s works. Now the public has a chance to see some of his amazing photographs.

“Hoppé’s insightful portrait of the United States is a revelation of diversity that ruminates on the country’s past, present, and future,” says Graham Howe of Curatorial Assistance. “This visionary work was the first to survey America at a unique time in its history, anticipating the road trips of other photographers such as Edward Weston and Walker Evans in the late 1930s, and Robert Frank in the mid-1950s.” 

Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado 1926

Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California 1926

The exhibition will feature a selection of vintage prints, modern prints from original negatives, and related ephemera, providing a rare glimpse into Hoppé’s archive.

Dick Matherck, rancher, Colorado 1926

Portrait of a man, Nassau 1926

21 October Until 31 December
Union Gallery at Curatorial Assistance
113 East Union Street,
Pasadena CA

October 14, 2016

Friday Round Up - 14 October, 2016

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up legendary photojournalist Tim Page shares with us a selection of photographs he took during UNTAC, the United Nations peacekeeping operation that followed the signing of the Peace Accords and played a pivotal role in establishing the future of Cambodia.

South of Barai on Route 6 near Kampong Thom - a girl delivers an AK47
to her government militia father '92, Cambodia

October 23, 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Paris Peace Accords. 

RESILIENCE, a joint project of the Constable Gallery at Large (Siem Reap), the Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies and Cambodia Peace Museum, features the work of Tim Page, George Nickels and John Rodsted in an exhibition that depicts the many ways the rebuilding of Cambodia took shape.

“The Peace Accords marked a significant moment for Cambodia, a moment in which different groups were united in their vision of peace for Cambodia. Following the agreements, efforts were put into motion to bring home Cambodians who had fled the war, and to begin rebuilding the country – not only the physical rebuilding but also the spirit of Cambodia.”

Tim Page is a guest speaker at the opening event where he will share his first-hand accounts of his experience.

He shares this selection of images taken in 1992 and 1993 as part of the Tim Page Unseen series exclusive to Photojournalism Now. 

The media scrum around the newly arrived French U.N. commander Phillipe Morrillon 
at Pochentong airport, November ’93, Cambodia

The first trainload of refugees from Thailand arrives in Phnom Penh prior to 
the UN run elections in May '93, Cambodia

Government troops N.W. of Kompong Thom advance to repel one of the 
last Khmer Rouge attacks in May '93, Cambodia

At the MSF run hospital in Kampong Thom, a mine victim receives treatment, '92, Cambodia 

A mine victim recovering in the military hospital in Siem Reap '93, Cambodia 

A monk stands in front of a portrait of his master who was murdered by the 
Khmer Rouge in the Wat on the Mekong at Kroch Chhmar upstream 
from Kampong Cham, '91, Cambodia

A monk with his ballot slip in the run up to the UNTAC held elections of May '93. Wat Tan, Phnom Penh

Forty kms west of Siem Reap in the town of Pouk, the local Royalist 
headman lies dead after being gunned down by Hun Sen soldiers. 
They claimed it was suicide...'93, Cambodia

The Illyushin jet that brought King Sihanouk back from Pyongyang 
at Pochentong airport in '92, Cambodia

Joyful supporters welcome King Sihanouk on his return from exile in 
North Korea, Phnom Penh '92, Cambodia 

A Royalist Party rally in Phnom Penh in the run up to the May '93 UN sponsored elections

A former war zone, south of Skoun near Kampong Cham is prepared for settlement, 
the car belongs to a local army Commander, 93, Cambodia

(C) All images Tim Page