This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – the 14th Auckland Festival of Photography, farewell to Stills Gallery in Sydney, and last days to see #dysturb’s exhibition in Melbourne.
Auckland Festival of Photography
Next week I’ll be blogging live from the 14th annual Auckland Festival of Photography. This week a few images from two feature exhibitions, one curated by noted Bangladeshi photojournalist and activist Shahidul Alam on this year’s theme, Identity.
The other, a group show Ata Te Tangata curated by Rosanna Raymond and featuring works by indigenous Aoteroa New Zealand photographers including two of the past recipients of the Festival’s annual commission, Russ Flatt and Tanu Gago. The Festival opens Thursday 1st June. See the Festival website for all the details.
Ata Te Tangata
Until 15 June
Studio One Toi Tu
1 Ponsonby Road
Curtain Call – Stills Gallery,
After 16 years Stills Gallery in Paddington (Sydney) is to close its doors. It’s a sad day for photography, another nail in the coffin, and perhaps indicative of the maturity of the photography collector market in this country. I have enjoyed many shows at Stills, a marvellous space and one I hope may continue as an art space. Congratulations to the team at Stills for flying the flag for so long.
In the gallery’s final exhibition Curtain Call, “we are taking the opportunity to look back over the history of the gallery to present the mother of all salon hangs featuring over 70 artists from over the 26 years of exhibitions. Here is a selection of the works on show.
Michael Light, The Moon Seen From 1000 Miles, Showing Farside Highlands; Photographed by Kenneth Mattingly, Apollo 16, April 16-27, 1972, 1972/1999, digital type C print, 100 x 100cm. Courtesy of the artist and STILLS Gallery, Sydney.
Pat Brassington, Going, 2010, pigment print, 100 x 72cm. Courtesy of the artist and STILLS Gallery, Sydney.
Brenda L Croft, full/blood, pigment print, 111.2 x 90.5cm. Courtesy of the artist and STILLS Gallery, Sydney.
Justine Varga, Carry-on, type C hand print, 97 x 78cm. Courtesy of the artist and STILLS Gallery, Sydney.
Mark Kimber They never, never wake again who sleep upon your bed!, 2012, pigment print, 40 x 40cm. Courtesy of the artist and STILLS Gallery, Sydney.
Robyn Stacey, Surrender (blue), 2001, type C print, 183 x 123cm. Courtesy of the artist and STILLS Gallery, Sydney.
Until 30 June
36 Gosbell Street
This exhibition features the work of nine photojournalists, in paste-ups on the street and on the walls of Hillvale Gallery in the inner Melbourne suburb of Brunswick: Ismail Ferdous, Malin Fezehai, Barat Ali Batoor, Daro Sulakauri, Emin Ozmen, Ashley Gilbertson, Jane Hahn, Laura Boushnak and Alexandra Rose Howland. (Below: photos from the opening night)
And at McKinnon Secondary College (below)
© Benjamin Petit
342D Albert Street
Check out Dysturb’s new website for more information on what this innovative group is doing.