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– posted by Kerry

Through the eyes of Japanese Photographers

Ten renowned photographers illustrate the intricacies of the people, the customs and the lifestyle of the Tohoku region with images captured from the 1940's to the present.

Exhibition Dates: 8 – 21 June
Japan Foundation Gallery
Level 1, Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square Sydney
Open Monday to Saturday 11am – 4pm
Phone 02 8239 0055

IMAGE: Teisuke Chiba Driving off Sparrows, Kitsunezaka, Taiyu Village, C.1943 457.


Photographer Louise Cooper.

– posted by Sally

I have met Louise on several occasions she is just a dynamo. The work she did for the HeadOn festival was amazing and it was a delight to go out with her as much as I did in Sydney.
Here is some of her work to inspire you!


Edmund Pearce Gallery

– posted by Kerry

Gallery One: Annalisa Feleppa / Notions of Femininity

Opening - Thursday May 17 / 6-8 PM

Exhibitions / May 16 – June 02

Annalisa’s work explores the visual notions of the feminine, from the domestic to the nostalgic. By using familiar elements such as roses, crockery, interiors and fabric she creates images that speak of the lineage of women and the ideas that surround them.


Zoe Wetherall- Australia’s Top Emerging Photographer by Capture Magazine.

– posted by Kerry

Zoe has won the Landscape category in the 2012 Top Emerging Photographers, Capture Magazine!

Congratulations Zoe!! Well deserved.



Congratulations Marianne Lopez PSC Graduation 2012 Sally Brownbill Award.

– posted by Kerry

PSC Graduation Awards

Kimberley Munro Excellence in the Commercial Major

Cameron Church Excellence in the Photojournalism Major

Michael Nimorakiotakis Excellence in the Art Major

Kimberley Munro Creativity and Great Potential in Photography

Deborah Mullins Excellence in Research

AIPP Award

Liane Hurvitz Excellence in Commercial Photography

ACMP Award

Chloe Carbines Excellence throughout the course

Kayell Award

Alfred Caruana Commitment & determination to achieve throughout the course

Sun Studios Award

John Wilson Demonstrating creativity, perseverance and excellence during the course

Irwin & McLaren Award

Cameron Church Excellence in Documentary Photography

Next Byte Awards

Bradley Price Excellence award for narrative in art

Courtney Millett Excellence award for narrative in art

Borge’s Imaging Photoflex Award

Ruth Perry Originality, consistent application and high achievement Command Award

Jessica Meyerink A well considered, sustained body of work that is exhibited internationally

Heartfelt Award

Sarah Lynch Using photography skills to make a difference

Herald Sun Award

Matthew Burgess Overall excellence in photojournalism

Peter Petty Memorial Award

Michael Nimorakiotakis Technical and aesthetic excellence in landscape photography

Book Awards – excellence throughout the course

Thomas Mitchell Brooke, Sandra Maree Davis, Esther Xu Li Ling, Colleen Stillman-Cheng, Robyn Charnley, Melissa Jayne Hobbs, Richard Markowski, Liza Clements, Warren Knower, Howard William Maylor.


AddOn part of HeadOn

– posted by Kerry


Ludlites ♥ Nature.

– posted by Kerry

A group photography exhibition dedicated to the wonders of nature, shot entirely on film using lo-fi cameras with gorgeously imperfect plastic lenses.

Photographers: Patrick Boland, Heleana Genaus, Tim Gibbs, Steven Godbee, Tim Hixson, Andrew Hoyne, Anika Luzemann, Anthony McGovern, Ali Nasseri, Ian Tatton.

Exhibition open Friday to Sunday only. Until Sunday 3rd June 2012. Opening hours: 9am - 4pm.

The Superintendent’s Residence, Paddington Gates, Centennial Park Sydney NSW 2021.

Part of the Head On Photo Fest 2012



– posted by Kerry

Messages for Our Children
3/11 a New Beginning

Part of Head On Festival

Following the horrific events on the eastern seaboard of Japan on March 11 2011, Recovery Assistance Media Team (a Japanese NGO), provided cameras to children from stricken areas to collect images to document their feelings and perspectives. Rather than focusing on the disaster, this collection is centred on Japan's recovery. Each photo tells of a small but significant 'behind-the-scenes' moment that demonstrates the strong Japanese community bond.

Opening Wednesday 9 May, 6:30pm
Exhibition Dates: 10 May – 2 June
Artist Talk: The Japan that we never knew by Founder of RAMT, Ryuji Enokida, Saturday 12 May, 2pm (Bookings esssential)

Japan Foundation Gallery
Level 1, Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square Sydney
Open Monday to Saturday 11am – 4pm
Phone 02 8239 0055


Kamaishi East Jr. High

Cheese! Kamaishi City, Iwate


Photographer Pablo Bartholomew.

– posted by Sally

I met Pablo in Sydney on the night of the reviewers dinner and together with Valery Klamm we were collected from our hotel.
A warm, friendly man, I instantly felt at home with him. We spent several hours of the following days at dinners, meetings and exhibitions.

For the past decade Pablo Bartholomew has been working with his father’s and his archives to produce a series of exhibitions and books of their work. Of these the earliest of Pablo Bartholomew’s work, OUTSIDE IN - 70s & 80s - A Tale of 3 Cities - a collection of 70 black-and-white photographs representing his personal documentary photography, these images remain as apropos today as they were then. There was an acute absence of documentation of changing urban India in these two decades, particularly Delhi, Bombay and Calcutta, the three cities referenced in the title. This body of photographs serves as a chronicle of the cities’ shifting nature, character and function. As testimony to the enduring value of his images, these records of urban life have immediacy, an ability to make the “past” contemporary to the viewer. Primarily, however, these photographs are witness to the flux in the social and cultural landscape at that point; through the uniquely personal filter of images of the artist’s self-portraits, friends, family and social milieu. In this exhibition, Pablo Bartholomew’s is the floating, nomadic world of his teens, of psychedelic lifestyles and of his presence within what he refers to as “the first free-thinking generation after Independence” – a world he had personal exposure to as the son of Richard Bartholomew, preeminent art critic, curator, poet and photographer. These prints are notes from his diary enacting personal dialogs, which inadvertently connect to a universal, cross-generational ethos. Outside-In was first shown at Les Rencontres D’Arles, a Festival of photography in France in 2007 after which, in 2008, it traveled to the National Museum, New Delhi and the National Gallery of Modern of Art, Mumbai, Bodhi Art, New York, and in 2008 to Bodhi Berlin, 2009 and the Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata, 2010, Fishbar, London 2011.


Photographer Valery Klamm.

– posted by Sally

Whilst at the HeadOn Festival I met Valery Klamm. He is an unassuming man with a gentle manner. His work encompasses a part of the world that I have not ventured to yet.
He and I spent a few dinners and exhibitions together amongst fellow photographers.
For me, being part of the HeadON festival was all about meeting photographers like Valery- It was an honour!



doc project from Novosibirsk / photo blog community capturing rural Russia

Valeriy Klamm, BOM’ coordinator:

In early 2000th I organized international team photo expeditions throughout Siberia / Northern Asia – Altay Mountains, Great Rivers. We tried to see and show – what’s going on in the depth of the country when happens nothing, apart of capitals and news...

Than in late 2009 I launched collaborative web-based project – Birthmark On the Map, blog that started as a Novosibirsk regional initiative devoted to local communities and now counts more than fourty contributors from the whole Russia – amateurs and prize-winning professianals with their imagery of “life out of big cities”, and even Australian Sam Harris is on board ☺

In the Russian language the word rodinka means both “a birthmark”, a small dark dot on the skin, and “a small Motherland”, that place on the map which ties living ones with a feeling of home.
In focuse of our project – “simple stories of simple heroes in simple circumstances”. Reality of province: villages, small towns. Everyday life in its beauty and majesty... May be there are a key words to describe essence of BOM project – understanding, sincerity, cordiality. Courage to live and smile. Seeing a joy in simplicity.

On the grass-root’ level (storytelling of provincial life) lays common things that make feel kindred. Journalism of “problems with no solutions”, bloody capturing – well, it was a mission, may be it still is - partially… But business also. Assignments, editors’ clichés, following expectations… And audience close to get deadly tired and reject it.
On the other hand – photography that’s scared to be closer to people and running away to the empty and cold landscapes...

People are looking for internal bearings/ piers. It might be called the hope.
BOM community is trying to dive into the depth and find such a special treasure.
We want to be as close to the folk soul as you are in, to see the endless or the eternal - away of dinamic big cities. To catch the essential in attempt to save and keep it existing…

And if you are at the sort of crossroad of people’ needs where melting TOP and BOTTOM, does’nt exist vanity, occurs deep understanding, warm smile and courage to live – there is a big chance that will be lots of people who’s ready to share what are you doing.
...You’ll find your life worthy and will never be alone...  ☺

BIRTHMARK ON THE MAP archive to browse:
(**captions&texts in Russian only so far**)
Contact: Valeriy Klamm, project coordinator, email:,
mobile in Australia 0498260387, mobile in Russia +79139102721, skype: klami4
THE SIBERIANS (photo book by Valeriy Klamm based on BOM)

read more …


ACMP Trampoline in Sydney with Sally.

– posted by Sally

Last Tuesday night as part of the HeadOn Festival I talked to a group of emerging photographers at a great venue the CATC design school in the Rocks.
I met Kristen Clarke who is the program manager for Photo Imaging.
A big thank you to her and Lisa Cross for arranging the night.
We had great discussions and question time and I charged them up about the industry and shared some beautiful folios that I had worked on.
It was a great night. I always love talking to a crowd of interesting shooters!


Mardiana Sani- Australia’s Top Emerging Photographer by Capture Magazine.

– posted by Kerry

Mardiana Sani is a Malaysian-born photographer based in Melbourne.

Having graduated from the RMIT BA Photography 2011,
she was titled Capture Magazine's Australia's Top Emerging Photographer 2012
and awarded with the ACMP Student Photographer of The Year 2011 prize for her work in portraiture.

Taking primary inspiration from the emotional conscience,
Mardiana's images incite the viewer to feel their content, before turning thought to them.

Maturing in style, Mardiana embraces creative and technical challenges persistently.
The result of this passion has seen her work published in various commercial media.

More personal works explore imperative representations of beauty,
predisposed by an unconventional upbringing in the boom of Western globalization in South East Asia.

Mardiana is currently a resident photographer at Blue Tree Studios, Port Melbourne.


Congratulations Sebastien Millier HeadOn 2012 finalist

– posted by Sally

A portrait from the Reconstruction series has been selected for the Head On Photo Festival 2012 in Sydney, Australia.
It will be shown throughout the four weeks of the festival ( 4 May - 3 June 2012) in various exhibition venues around Sydney, including the Bondi Pavillion.


Mark Bassett, Louise Cooper and Gary Pullar - Themes and Variations- HeadOn Festival 2012

– posted by Kerry

Jennifer McNamara, Director Art Est. Gallery invites you, your family and friends to the opening of an exhibition as part of the
Head On Photo Festival 2012

Mark Bassett, Louise Cooper and Gary Pullar - Themes and Variations

Opening with the artists, 6-8pm, Thursday 10 May 2012

Exhibition dates: 3-15 May 2012

Art Est. brings together the work of three photo artists: Mark Bassett, Louise Cooper and Gary Pullar.
Each artist explores their subject matter in widely differing ways.
One focuses on settings in Parisian streets, one in barber's shops, and one domestic locales and common objects.
Each will speak to their audience in differing tones, reflecting the complexity
and variety of the human visual experience.


SALLY BROWNBILL how to build a fabulous folio CATC SYDNEY THIS TUESDAY 8th MAY

– posted by Kerry

ACMP Trampoline Sydney: Sally Brownbill
May. 08, 2012 Add to calendar
$10.00 ACMP members
$15.00 Non member
Tickets can no longer be purchased online for this event.


When: Tuesday 8th May form 6:30pm
Where: CATC Design School, 5/1 Hickson Road, The Rocks
Cost: $10 for ACMP members and $15 for non-members. This includes beer and pizza.


Sally will be talking about the photography industry and how to stand out in this competitive world as well as the importance of portfolios and websites and how to edit your images.

Sally Brownbill is a creative/marketing consultant based in Melbourne. In fact, at present she is the only creative/marketing consultant outside the wedding/portrait market, in Australia. An RMIT photography graduate, Brownbill had worked as an assistant, photographer and as a photographer's rep before starting her business as a creative consultant. She works with photographers all over the country and internationals arriving here as well.

Brownbill says."I still have the occasional lecturing gig with a variety of colleges, along with working on the B2B side for photographers - designing their folios and helping them with their marketing strategies.
Each photographer I work with needs are individual.
My advice now goes beyond only working with folios. These days I am editing websites and images for exhibitions as well."

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