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Updated 26 October 2019
COMPETITIONS Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition Entries open on 21 October 2019 and close on 12 December. This is one of the most prestigious competitions in the world and is run by the National History Museum (UK). There are 16 categories in the adult competition including “Creative Visions” and “Black and White”. https://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/wpy/competition.html Winners of the 2019 competition have been announced and the details are on the website. Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Entries for the 2020 competition open on 6 November and close on 24 January. https://naturephotographeroftheyear.com.au/ Winners of the 2019 awards have been announced and can be seen here: https://naturephotographeroftheyear.com.au/gallery/2019/
BOOKS Abstract Mindedness by Doug Chinnery After going through a traumatic period in his life, British photographer Doug Chinnery spent 12 months making images as a way of coping and healing. The result is a beautifully produced book, pairing Doug’s poetic verses with stunning abstract images. Doug is donating 100% of profits from the book to the Young Minds mental health charity, which is devoted to helping young people who struggle with mental health issues. https://www.kozubooks.com/books-new/abstract-mindedness-by-doug-chinnery See Doug’s other work here: http://www.dougchinnery.com Abandoned Australia by Shane Thoms. Digging beneath the sun-baked soil, Abandoned Australia uncovers the modern ruins scattered over this arid continent and reveals a series of beautifully broken abodes hiding in the crevices of the Great Southern Land. https://www.dymocks.com.au/book/abandoned-australia-by-shane-thoms-9782361953478 The light fades but the gods remain by Bill Henson The light fades but the gods remainwas a major exhibition at the MGA showcasing two key series by Bill Henson, one of Australia’s most eminent artists, exploring the suburb of Glen Waverley where he grew up. The exhibition was accompanied by a comprehensive publication, The light fades but the gods remain, co-published with Thames & Hudson Australia.
Hardback and clothbound with a jacket featuring one of Bill Henson’s iconic photographs, this publication is more work of art than exhibition catalogue. Including over 150 pages of Henson’s most personal works and texts relating to the two series, The light fades but the gods remain is a visual celebration and tribute to one of Australia’s most eminent artists. https://www.booktopia.com.au/light-fades-but-the-gods-remain-the-bill-henson/book/9781760760434.html Olive Cotton: A Life in Photography by Helen Ennis Available in hard cover and ebook. https://www.booktopia.com.au/olive-cotton-helen-ennis/book/9781460758342.html
Middlehurst/Middle Earth by Peter Eastway Sydney based printer, Momento Pro, has attained the ultimate graphic arts industry honour by winning the 2019 Premier Print Awards James H. Mayes Jr. Memorial ‘Best of Show’ prize, for a collector’s edition art book, Middlehurst | Middle Earth, by Australian landscape photographer Peter Eastway. Now in their 71st year, the Premier Print Awards is the largest and most prestigious print competition on the global scene and the Academy Awards of the print world. The limited edition book (45 copies only) can be purchased by special order through the Better Photography website for $2995. You can see a video of the book being opened, or visit the website to enjoy a flip-book. https://www.betterphotography.com WATCH Snap Happy – the photography show Premieres Ch10, Sunday 3rd November at 12.30pm. Featuring some well known photographers including Peter Eastway, Ken Duncan, Darran Leal and Tony Hewitt. There’s a competition as well – closes December 15th. http://www.snaphappytv.com EXHIBITIONS Slo PHO: the re-discovery of slow photography 6 – 17 November Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm Opening:3pm – 5pm, Sunday, 10 November Art Space on The Concourse, 409 Victoria Ave Chatswood Slow PHO is a counter point to the postmodern, instant gratification of super sharp digital image making. The exhibition showcases a range of images, produced using nineteenth and early twentieth century photographic printing techniques. Artists: Lyn Arnold, John Bardell, Susan Buchanan & Carolyn Pettigrew www.nebuliarts.com http://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/community/arts--culture/visual-arts/art-space-on-the-concourse/2019-exhibition-calendar/slow-pho/ Ray Martin in collaboration with Ken Duncan
Iconic Australian photographer, Ken Duncan, and legend of Australian journalism, Ray Martin, have been friends for a long time and collaborating for a while now. Their latest photographic exhibition will feature new images from both Ken and Ray. Their work will be on display in Ken Duncan’s Central Coast Gallery from November 1 to 10 and entry is free.
Meet Ray and Ken in the Gallery on 2nd, 3rd, 9th& 10thNovember.
414 The Entrance Road, Erina Heights 2260. https://kenduncan.com/ray-martins-other-world-in-collaboration-with-ken-duncan/
The Fine Art of Inkjet Printing
Sydney Morning Session:
Date: Sunday 24th November 2019
Start: 9.30am sharp start, registration 9.15am Finish: 11.45 to 12.00pm
Venue: Kayell Australia ( Sydney Showroom )
Address: 30 Whiting Street Artarmon NSW 2064
Cost: $195.00 https://www.kayellaustralia.com.au/page/31/fine-art-printing-workshop-short-format-
Note: Kayell is a retailer of everything photographic and we have always found them very helpful.
They have a large range of photographic paper, and printed samples are on display making it easy to choose a paper for your particular project. They also run workshops, and you can register for their newsletter at https://www.kayellaustralia.com.au
Maitland International Salon of Photography
Entries for the 2020 Maitland International close 16th January 2020.
There are 6 sections that can be entered in the salon, Monochrome Prints, Colour Prints, Nature Prints (Mono and colour), Monochrome Digital, Colour Digital and Nature digital (monochrome and colour). https://maitlandsalon.myphotoclub.com.au/
Newcastle National Exhibition of Photography
The exhibition is now open for entries until 25th November. Newcastle International is one of the few ‘print only’ exhibitions that is still running. The sections available for entry are Monochrome, Colour, which includes the following sub-sections, Open, Nature and Travel. For definitions and more information go to https://newcastlenational.myphotoclub.com.au/
Christian Fletcher seminar
Sunday 10 November 2019, 1-5pm
Sun Studios, 42 Maddox St, Alexandria.
Based in Dunsborough, WA, his work has inspired both professional and amateur landscape photographers for nearly three decades. https://www.christianfletcher.com.au/
In collaboration with Focus, Photographers and Sun Studios, there will be a special seminar with Christian on Sunday 10th November. It is a rare opportunity to meet and learn from one of the most brilliant Australian photographers in a generation.
The cost of the seminar includes a free 1-year subscription to Christian’s training website, valued at $99. http://christianfletchertraining.com/ With 50 video tutorials, it will allow you to continue to learn after the seminar is over.
Reserve your spot and book now using the link below : https://christianfletcher.eventzilla.net/