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

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