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"In June and July 2010 I was asked by the UN in Mozambique to document the work of a radio station in remote areas of the country which was using local DJs to educate its audience regarding HIV. Whenever I could during this time, I escaped the expat scene to discover the country and its people for myself.
The UN project finished, I arrived back in the Capital Maputo and gave myself six weeks to capture my own personal journey in Mozambique. However I knew finding, and gaining access to the photographs I was after, would be tricky, as I didn’t know anyone and did not speak the local language, Portuguese.
I tracked down the only photography studio in the country and met Mario, a local photographer. He not only assisted me on shoots, but also got me into places most travellers never have access to; enabled me to meet and photograph people and living conditions outsiders never see. By the time I left the country, Mario and I had become good friends.
Mozambique is a natural wonder, but it’s the people whom I was lucky enough to meet who are the subjects of this exhibition. They’re tough, cool and tenacious, and have an amazing capacity for getting the most out of life, even under the most difficult conditions.
These images cover a diverse range people in Mozambique—artists and musicians creating works as vibrant as the country itself; city slum dwellers eking out a living on a putrid garbage dump; farmers and families struggling to survive in the unforgiving countryside, and women practicing traditional water rituals, washing away spirits and praying for husbands."
12th June to 22nd June, 2013
X88 Gallery, 88 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale, NSW
Opening Night 12 June, 6-8pm
"The latest of my personal series revolves around the characteristically interesting people of Coburg.
Faces of diversity, full of stories just waiting for to be told."
Opening SATURDAY 18th May, 5 – 7 pm
88 Abercrombie street Chippendale NSW
Friday 17th May until Saturday 25th May.
This exhibition presents photographic work from Kerry Pryor’s time in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she documented the children sponsored by Beyond the Orphanage and their supporters.
BTO supports children to live with extended family members and guardians who would not otherwise have the financial possibility of being able to support and care for these vulnerable kids.
Kerry’s responsibilities included photographing each child at their school and at home with their families and guardians. Lots of cups of coffee were drunk as the issues between children and guardians were discussed.
This exhibition gives an insight into the lives of these sponsored children at home and at school, their extended families and their homes. The importance of continued sponsorship is highlighted in this exhibition and all profits from sales will be donated to Beyond the Orphanage to help with their invaluable ongoing backing.
Get along to see this exhibition as part of the Head On Photo festival
ESSENTIAL SKILLS MASTER CLASS by Mark Galer
Mon 3rd June 2013
Adobe Ambassador and International Photoshop Guru Mark Galer presents a 'Lightroom Info Extravaganza', designed to help you maximize your visual creativity and increase your workflow efficiency.
Time 9.30am ‐ 5.00pm
Location Pixel Perfect Prolab,
90 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale, NSW 2008
Nicholas has worked with Sally on a number of photographer’s portfolios to digitally prep and retouch their images to bring out the best in their portfolio.
While studying photography at PSC, Nicholas worked at a professional photo lab running the scanners. Some might say this is a pretty mundane job however he appreciated that it gave him a unique education about digital photography. In short, Nicholas learnt about the digital image from the print, not the camera. His role was to scan the film and adjust the images with the right colour, contrast and tone for each photographer to their specific requirements, and most importantly to get it done quickly.
Today Nicholas uses this knowledge with many other accumulated skills he has learnt along the way to prepare and enhance photographer’s portfolios and help them tell their story. Whether highlighting the colour tones in a landscape, or manipulating the play of light and shadow to help shape the character in the portrait, he brings a full bag of tricks to each portfolio to bring out the best in each image.
Portrait image by Ash Vesali
Swimmer by Joseph Feil
Created by Tom Goldner and hosted by Global Gallery Paddington ‘Volta’ is featured as part of the 2013 Head On Photo Festival. Together with not-for-profit organisation YGAP (Y Generation Against Poverty) Tom aims to raise awareness about, and put an end to, modern day slavery in Ghana.
Goldner’s haunting black and white images empathetically communicate the emotional lives of Ghanaian children: revealing their joy and innocence along with the traumatic effects slavery has had on their lives and their community.
Images and other products will be available for sale throughout the exhibition; proceeds go to YGAP's Ghana project. Come out and support great art for a great cause!
Gallery: Global Gallery (Room 3)
Address: 5 Comber St, Paddington, NSW
Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 11am – 6pm, Sunday 12pm – 4pm
Exhibition Dates: 15 May – 26 May
Entry: Free – Open to general public
Recent Work from Nicky Dracoulis
"These photos were taken as part of Multicultural Arts Victoria's Visible Music Mentoring program, aimed at providing a platform for artists from emerging & refugee backgrounds to gain access into the music industry."
Artists in the images:
Glenn Campbell travelled to Turkey earlier this year to work on this video project, here is a bit of a teaser of what's in the works.
May 09 – June 01
Opening May 9th at Edmund Pearce Gallery
Level 2, Nicholas Building
37 Swanston Street (corner Flinders Lane)
Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 11-5
Jay Jays '90's Reborn' Campaign
"We had fun getting back to the 90’s with the new Jay Jay’s ‘90’s Reborn’ campaign. Got to love that phone!"
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"Over the past few years l have been commissioned by RMIT
to photograph student portraits for their ongoing advertising campaigns.
ln this time l have photographed more than a 1000 students.
The resulting images celebrate a myriad of personalities and the beautiful diversity that is RMIT."
ANIMUS - Opening Wed 8th May 7pm
Exhibition Dates 9th - 30th May
The Latin word for Intellect is Animus, Animus is defined as: character, intellect, memory, consciousness, often mind.
Liam's stunning images from the natural world will leave you questioning our own state of being, intellect and sensory perception. An intrepid sleuth, Liam endures whatever extremes he must to capture the story he is bound to tell us in his photographs. Compelled by creative and environmental concerns you’ll often find him bathed in sweat and mosquitoes in the jungles of Borneo or in the depths of our most unexplored oceans.
The compelling imagery that Liam captures and the complex techniques he uses to create his unique Palladium prints, transport us into a seemingly unique state of consciousness within the natural world. The age old and masterful Palladium printing process used by Liam reveals prints of an extraordinary richness and depth which are immediately tantalizing to behold.
1140 Malvern Road, Malvern, VIC