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World Press Photo Exhibition 2017

The annual World Press Photo exhibition profiles the world’s top press photographers who captured an event or issue of great journalistic importance in the last year. In its 60th year, the contest saw 80,408 images submitted by 5,034 photographers from 125 countries.   //   The prestigious World Press Photo of the Year award was given to Turkish photographer Burhan Ozbilici. Ozbilici’s picture shows how Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, a 22-year-old off-duty police ...

Under the sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker at Monash Gallery of Art

Through a diverse range of immersive and thought-provoking works, the exhibition explores views of our culture, our identity and our nationhood. Reflecting Australia’s multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-faith nature, this audacious exhibition enables a creative and often very personal exploration of the question ‘is there something new under the sun?’ The 15 artists not only interrogate the social and political implications embedded within this image but also challenge the ...

Atong Atem Exhibition at Sydney Customs House

Atong Atem's works pay homage to West African studio photography in the 1960s popularised by those such as Mallik Sidibé and Seydou Keïta, whose works subverted the ethnographic gaze traditionally seen in colonial Africa. Following this tradition, Atong Atem turns the lens back on herself and her community, reclaiming the very tool that was used to deny black identity.   //   Critical, sentimental, and visually striking, Atem’s studio series use an array of cultural ...

World Press Photo 16 at Brisbane Powerhouse

The annual photo contest awards photographers for the best images contributing to the past year of visual journalism. It is the world’s leading contest for professional press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers, setting the standard in the industry. Pokemon Go // In it’s 59th year, the contest drew entries from around the globe: 5,775 photographers from 128 countries submitted 82,951 images. The jury of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest selected ...

Cindy Sherman Exhibition at GoMA

Sherman expands on contemporary society's fascination with aspiration, narcissism and the cult of celebrity, and explores the resulting emotional fragility. Focusing on large-scale photographs made since 2000, this exhibition charts the artist's return as the central model in her artworks, for which she is also costume designer, make-up artist and photographer.   //   The exhibition includes two series made with high fashion houses Balenciaga and Chanel, and an entirely new ...

Journeys North Exhibition at QAG

The project was particularly supportive of Queensland photography as all of the photographers involved had been long term residents of Queensland or had strong associations with the state. The photographers involved – Graham Burstow, Lin Martin, Robert Mercer, Glen O'Malley, Charles Page and Max Pam – each travelled to different regions of Queensland where, over a period of about eighteen months, they documented through their work, the lifestyles, attitudes and values of Queensland ...

Robyn Stacey: Cloud Land at MoB

Stacey uses one of the oldest photographic techniques invented more than 1,000 years ago, the camera obscura. She gives this technology a bold and surprising reinvention as her work turns entire rooms into the surface of a photograph, casting the view from the outside in. Her dreamlike works capture a moment in time, exploring both the history of the location and the personal stories of the subjects featured within these unique landscapes— offering an intimate and provocative look at ...

The view from here: The photographic world of Alfred Elliott Exhibition

Museum of Brisbane uncovers the most comprehensive photo record of early Brisbane, exploring one man's fascinating views of a bygone era. Museum of Brisbane's latest exhibition will offer an amazing visual portrait of a lost city - Brisbane at the turn of the 20th century - through a rare collection of photographs, all shot by a single resident, Alfred Elliott. Opening on 13 February, The view from here: The photographic world of Alfred Elliott 1890 - 1940 will showcase his life's work, ...