Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 12th May, 2017

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – three very different exhibitions are on in Melbourne with works by Helga Leunig, a group show on street photography and Tom Goldner. Plus David Katzenstein’s fabulous Bronx Bodegas photo essay. And for those in Sydney, don’t forget that Head On Photo Festival is on until the end of the month.

Helga Leunig – 3 weeks in Cuba

Australian documentary photographer Helga Leunig brings to life the everyday in her beautiful, relaxed and joyful images of Havana, Cuba.

(C) All images Helga Leunig

Until 7 July
3 weeks in Havana
Epworth Art Gallery
1 Epworth Place
Waurn Ponds Geelong
(about an hour from Melbourne)

Group Show – Shot in the Heart of Melbourne
This annual street photography and photojournalism exhibition, which is now in its 6th year, features work by 21 diverse photographers who use the city as their canvas to “celebrate the decisive, and often indecisive, but always graceful moments that occur within our gritty, yet beautiful city”. Presented by the Australian Association of Street Photographers.

‘Degraves Street Reflection’ Mark Lourensz
‘K9 Uber’ Kathy Chapman 
‘Footscray Station Footbridge’ Joe Chow 
‘Bourke Street from Spencer Street’ Joe Chow
Until 22 May
Victorian Artists Society
430 Albert Street
East Melbourne 

Tom Goldner – Passage
Melbourne photographer, and gallery owner, Tom Goldner’s Passage features photographs taken on medium format film and meticulously printed by Goldner in the Fox Darkroom which he founded in 2014. These contrasty, black and white images of the Mont Blanc regions of Italy, France and Switzerland taken in 2015 and 2016, capture this majestic landscape, and show how analogue practices can bring something new to the contemporary landscape discourse.


(C) Tom Goldner

Until 21 May
The Fox Darkroom & Gallery
8 Elizabeth Street
(enter via laneway)

Photo Essay:
David Katzenstein – Radiant Excess: Inside Bronx Bodegas
I love this series that captures this American tradition in all its colourful eccentricity and celebrates the diversity of one of New York’s most iconic boroughs, The Bronx. To see more visit David Katzenstein’s website. 
(C) All images David Katzenstein

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