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
fortyfivedownstairs
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne


Awards:
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 :-)