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“Capturing the Spirit of Cambodia”

– posted by Sally

Tess Everett welcomes you to her exhibition, "Capturing the Spirit of Cambodia."

This photographic exhibition is based on Tess's recent trip to Cambodia which inspired her to put together this magical collection of images. 

Opening night is Thursday 2nd June 6-8:30pm. Exhibition runs from May 31st to June 18th. 

Fad Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 2pm - 1am 

14 Corrs Lane Chinatown



Last print run for Photofile.

– posted by Kerry

Greg Elms is featured in this the last printed copy of Photofile. After this issue the magazine will be online only.

Greg is represented by Mars Gallery, Port Melbourne.


Check out a few pages from Ross Calia’s folio.

– posted by Sally

I so enjoyed working with such a talented guy.

Ross is not only a beautiful photographer, but an extremely gifted musician too.

His story kept me spellbound.

Working with the 2 disciplines comes naturally to Ross and putting a folio together with him helped him hone in on the areas he feels most drawn to shooting.

We chose 2 folios this time , 1 more children focused , the other an edgier commercial approach.

Ross is a people photographer and those in front of his camera, clearly feel at ease with this gentle guy.

I've posted 3 of my favourite spreads.


Zoe Wetherall tells us what it’s like working with Sally.

– posted by Sally

I first heard about Sally a few years ago from a photographer I was assisting at the time.

I then started hearing more about her from other photographers. After all these glowing reports, we finally met last year at an ACMP event. It wasn’t long before I had set up a meeting with her to help put my folio together.

Although Sally is highly recommended amongst photographers she works with, I was also told to prepare for a ruthless selection process where I may have to discard favourite images from my folio.

I didn’t find that to be the case though. I trusted that she knew what she was doing.

She had a fresh approach in the way she paired images together, and saw things that I would never have seen with my own work.

She listened to my input and I listened to hers, and we came up with a folio we were both very happy with.

Looking back, I definitely could not have done it on my own.

I thought it was an expensive venture at first, but after seeing the results of Sally’s help both in putting my folio together and introducing me to her many industry contacts, I wondered how anyone could ever start out in the photography industry without her help.



Head on Photo Festival- DARREN HARRIS

– posted by Kerry

Darren Harris is an art photographer who lives in Brisbane with his wife Melodie and Siamese cat Tara.

Darren seeks to capture and portray aspects of psychology and Zen in his work. He uses digital cameras and subtle digital manipulations to explore and create each photograph.

He also teaches photography on a casual basis for the Brisbane North Institute of TAFE.

Darren is having his first solo exhibition at the Meyer Gallery in Darlinghurst, Sydney.

May 24 to June 11.  

‘Psychological Portraits’,

The theme of this series of photographs is concerned with psychological explorations of self. The exhibition is also part of the Head On Photo Festival.


CCP documentary award 2011 call for entries.

– posted by Kerry

Check it out photographers.... CCP documentary award 2011. Entries close 20th May so jump to it!


Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2011.

– posted by Kerry



The official newsletter of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale
April* 2011

Twitter and Facebook

If you want to keep up with BIFB'11 (and other photographic) news on a day-to-day basis do follow us on Twitter and Facebook.  We will be using the hashtag #BIFB11 for any news related to the Festival, please feel free to join us in using this tag. 

Fringe Exhibition Registrations

At this early stage we have had 32 artists register their Fringe shows and from general conversation it appears that most venues on our list to date have agreed with, or are talking with, photographers about possible BIFB’11 Fringe shows. We would encourage those artists who have come to an agreement with a venue but have yet to submit their paperwork to do so at the earliest opportunity so that those still looking for a space don’t waste their days trying to contact venues that have already organised a show. We are still adding venues so if you are keen to show at BIFB’11 and have yet to find a space, keep your eye on the venue pages on the website for newly added spaces. And of course you are always welcome to source your own space so long as the venue is willing to complete a venue application form.

Space Still Available at the Following Venues for Fringe Shows

  • The Ballarat Observatory, Magpie St (Sovereign Hill circuit)
  • Wendouree PAC (Lake Circuit)
  • Timber Benders (Creswick circuit)

Portfolio Reviews at BIFB’11

Our review panel is taking shape. The BIFB’11 Portfolio Reviews take place on Sunday August 21st and Monday 22nd at the Mercure opposite Sovereign Hill. A two day Portfolio Review gives you eight 20 minute one-to-one sessions to show your work to some of the most important people in photography today, including curators, gallerists, editors, educators, consultants and festival directors from all across Australia and around the world.

The reviewers will collectively choose the strongest folio from the reviews and that photographer will be offered the opportunity to submit a proposal to be included in the prestigious Core Program at BIFB’13. Also on offer to portfolio review candidates will be the chance to win one of three $300 vouchers to produce a book courtesy of Blurb. Click here to access the Portfolio Review Kit on our website.

Call for Entries to the BIFB11 Projections Program Still Open

The BIFB'11 Projections Program will take place in the Manuscript Gallery at the Ballarat Art Gallery. The projections space will accommodate around 30 seats and will enable the audience to take in part or all of a particular projections program.
Each discrete projections program will consist of between 7 to 12 individual audio-visual presentations of between 2.5 minutes and 5 minutes duration. Audio-visuals will be grouped into shows of similar content, i.e. photo-documentary, fine art, conceptual etc. etc. We are most interested in presentations that have either a strong narrative and/or visual flow. Projections will show every day of the festival. Spots are still available in the BIFB'11projections program. Photographers working in the audio visual format are invited todownload an information pdf from the website on the projections page.
Win a Masterclass with John Gollings
BIFB, in conjunction with Federation Square, Melbourne, and Lowepro, are proud to announce the photographic competition F Stop. F Stop will run in the lead-up to BIFB'11. The challenge for photographers is to identify the letters - or representations of the letters -  B I F & B within the confines of Federation Square and make four photographs featuring a different letter in each photograph.  Competition starts June 1st and ends July 24th. Entry form, terms and conditions of entry will be available on the BIFB website very soon. (We'll post links on Twitter and Facebook and of course in our next newsletter).

Become a Member of our Team of Volunteers and Ambassadors

BIFB'11 will be a huge logistical exercise and will require a team of 60+ volunteers in the lead up to and during the festival itself. Tasks include preparation of venues, hanging of shows, framing works, gallery sitting, construction, transport, administration and a host of other tasks that make up the successful running of an event of this size.  Apart from being part of a team that is dedicated to raise the profile and status of  photography in Australia, our team members are offered a range of both practical and social incentives to encourage participation in an event that is making its mark on the world stage.  You can download a volunteer application form from the website, or call the office to discuss how you might contribute to the ongoing success of the BIFB.

Introducing Three BIFB'11 Core Program Artists

See our full list of Core Program artists on our website.

Free Radical R 'Chee' Ball Prize for Self Portraiture

Photographers are invited to submit one photographic self portrait to the Free Radical R 'Chee' Ball prize.  All valid entries will be exhibited as part of the Special Events Program at the BIFB'11 and the winners will be announced at the BIFB volunteers vernissage at the Mining Exchange on Sunday September 18th.  Go to the Free Radical website for more information on the entry and judging process.

BIFB'11 Print Swap Call for Entry 

The Print Swap is a great way to support the festival and to get your hands on a new photographic work for your wall.  
There are some well known photographers participating and will be a wonderful selection of works.  All you need to do is donate $100 and one of your best prints to the swap by the deadline of June 15th.  Then attend the draw (details to be announced) and select your print of choice when your name is drawn.  It will be a lot of fun and an invaluable support for BIFB'11.  Details and print swap kit are available on our website. 
Head On Photography Festival in Sydney Opens May 5th
See details of the Head On Photography Festival and asssciated events at

Ballarat International Foto Biennale
BIFB'11: 20.8 > 18.9 2011

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Tobias Titz and Martumili Artists - Photographic Encounters between Germany and Australia.

– posted by Kerry

Please join us for a reading of acclaimed author Zafer Senocak discussing the "German Dream" and  the official opening of my exhibition "Martumili Artists - Photographic Encounters between Germany and Australia" on Monday, 16 May 6.30pm -8.30pm at the Goethe Institut Sydney,  90 Ocean Street,  Woollahra.

Monday, 16 May, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Goethe-Institut Australien, Sydney
Free entry 
RSVP recommended: or +61 2 83568310

Tobias Titz and Martumili Artists
Melbourne based German photographer Tobias Titz has collaborated with Martumili Artists from Western Australia to create a unique body of work – exploring aesthetic, ethical and cultural dimensions of photography.

Tobias traveled to the remote community of Parngurr in the Great Sandy Desert where Martumili Artists shared the image-making process by scratching images of their country in the wet emulsion of the Polaroid film.

The result is more than photography, it is a photographic investigation of culture and representation. The Martumili Artists are not only part of the work, they have been given a voice in relation to their representation.

The show is part of the Head On Photo Festival in Sydney.


Nigel Clements shows us a few pages from his folio.

– posted by Sally

Nigel Clements photography shows an innate instinct in observation.

He is both a humble and quiet man that is able to extract fabulous shots from any scenaro.

It was a pleasure working with Nigel and helping him rediscover his creativity.

I have seleced 3 pages that show the above mentioned qualirties in his work. He has won many awards and I look forward to viewing future images with Nigel.


URGENT message to Photographers from NEW NORTH re: LIFE Benefit.

– posted by Sally


Dear photographers,
I don't step away from telling you I'm concerned that participation in the LIFE Benefit Exhibition and Print Swap for Andrew is moving along at a snail's pace.
I'm aware that on May 22 there is to be a major fundraiser - organised by the Chapmans - at MGA, to raise money for the Austin Hospital's Liver Transplant Unit - no doubt you'll be there, as will we.
However, the LIFE Benefit is raising money for Andrew himself.  It's clear that, although he's progressing well in his recovery after his transplant, it's going to be a long road back to full power for him and it's unlikely that he'll be able to work much for the rest of this year.  In view of that, the LIFE Benefit was mooted to help him work on a future photographic project without having to wonder where the money was coming from.
We know that Andrew's reluctant to accept funds on his own behalf and so have agreed that half the money we raise should go to the Austin.
I really would like to see a great exhibition up on the walls here at NewNorth from 29 May to 18 June - of images that we can sell from to raise additional funds - culminating in an exciting Print Swap afternoon on 19 June in the Gallery.  With your participation the show will be a special opportunity for people to come and see work by some of Australia's best - all together in one place - AND be able to purchase it for a good cause!
Andrew has worked tirelessly for years to promote photography and camaraderie among photographers hereabouts;  he's a great inspiration and mentor to so many people.  We really did nearly lose him and this is our chance to rejoice in the fact that he's still with us and will be able to get back to photography - his life's work and passion.  Who else would be master-minding the publication of a new book from his hospital bed? .....not to mention sending a photographer off to WA  to complete the shooting of the project!!
Please join us in making LIFE a great and successful event!
cheers to you all,
PHOTONET  phone 9018 3082

NEW NORTH : fine art photographic printing  and Gallery       

Phone:   9018 3081

15A Railway Place, Fairfield  Victoria  3078

Michael Silver mobile : 0419 520914

Susanne Silver mobile : 0419 825625


Quill Award “Highly Commended” Jules Tahan.

– posted by Sally


Recently Jules attended the prestigious Quill Awards held at Crown in Melbourne.

Although, Jules's work does is not traditionally stem from a photojournalistic background but he has been working with the highly regarded weekly mag, The Weekly Review shooting covers and features over the past 12 months.

He is known for putting a conceptual spin on his images and this one was no exception. Jules was asked to shoot a features photo of Stephen Linnell, ex Chief of Media for Vic Police. The story was about Stephen taking a new road and leaving the past behind.

Jules explains the difficulty with the original location that was presented so went about in search for an alternative.

After a few laps around the block he found the perfect setting directly under a flight path near Tullamarine Airport.


Blue Tree Studios- Les Walkling Seminars.

– posted by Kerry

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Competition Congratulations.

– posted by Sally

Our congratulations go to Lachlan Moore and Nigel Clements.


Nigel has been shortlisted for the Olive Cotton Portrait Prize for the work above titled: In the foyer she waits.  

The Olive Cotton Award is a biennial award for excellence in photographic portraiture offering a $20,000 acquisitive major prize and the Director’s Choice purchase awards, of $4,000. The winning and purchased works join the Tweed River Art Gallery’s “Australian Portrait Collection”.

Lachlan received a highly commended at the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize 2011 for his image of Mossman Gorge that we blogged about in March this year.


Jack Sarafian’s folio.

– posted by Sally

Jack is one of lifes gentelman.

An established photographer of some 20 years, Jacks work encompasses food, lifestyle and travel.

He works with a can do attitude and loves the creation of the images as much as the end piece.

Moving and renovating his new studio in South Yarra has been a big change in the last year and these images from Jacks folio show a sence of a photographer who knows himself as well as what is in front of his camera.

These are some of my favourite pages.


Kane Hibberd- Searching With My Good Eye Open.

– posted by Kerry


Kanye Lens and Blunt Magazine present :

Searching With My Good Eye Open.

Searching With My Good Eye Open is Kane Hibberd’s first solo Photographic Music exhibition, opening May 5 at Thousand Pound bend in Melbourne.

With his focus set on producing captivating, inventive and emotive images as well as capturing those one-off rock’n’roll moments, Hibberd's work has quickly gained the attention of both the local and international music community. 2010 saw Hibberd recognised as one of the leading rock photographers in the world by British music magazine NME when he was announced as the second place-winner in the rock bible’s first annual Music Photography Awards.

Showcasing his creative portraiture, live and candid imagery from both international and Australian artists, Searching With My Good Eye Closed features Dave Grohl, Metallica, The Living End, Birds Of Tokyo, Peaches, Cut Copy, Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Tim Rodgers, Karnivool, The Temper Trap and The Bronx and more, as well as select images from his work as the official Soundwave Festival Photographer.

Searching With My Good Eye Open

Music Photography by Kane Hibberd

Thousand Pound Bend 5 – 9th May 2011

361 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne

11-6 daily

Hibberd regularly shoots commissioned work for music publications such as Rolling Stone, Blunt, The Drum Media, Inpress and Time Off - his work has often graced the covers of many of these publications. His busy schedule has led Hibberd to work with a diverse array of top international and Australian artists. He is also the official tour photographer for Soundwave Festival (2008-11), Pyramid Rock Festival (08, 09) and Laneway Festival (Melbourne leg of 2010).

View my portfolio online.

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