Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 22nd September, 2017

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – the Indian Photography Festival opens in Hyderabad and locally Press Dynasty opens at Magnet Galleries Melbourne.

Indian Photography Festival – Hyderabad

(C) Kate Geraghty

The third edition of the Indian Photography Festival (IPF) opened yesterday. I had the pleasure of playing a small role in the curation of IPF by participating in the selection of the open call entries. I enjoyed the opportunity to view work by many photographers I didn’t know, surely one of the greatest attractions of festivals like this.

This year the program boasts more than 520 photographers from 40 countries showcasing a diverse range of work. It’s great to see Australian photojournalist Kate Geraghty’s work on the drug war in the Philippines (above) as one of the major exhibitions. Other photographers participating in various capacities (workshops, artist talks and presentations) include Natan Dvir, Andrea Bruce, Reza Deghati, Stuart Franklin, Sudharak Olwe, Q Sakamaki, Cecilia Paredes, Prashant Godbole, Manoj Jadhav and Gurinder Osan.

Plus there is a host of lesser known photographers from which selected works are featured here:

Helena Schätzle – Dharavi, Mumbai

Telaj Mewar
Indian Brick Workers

Camillo Pasquarelli – The Endless Winter of Kashmir
Student award of excellence, 2017 Alexia Foundation

Sabine Hartert – Absences
The IPF runs until 8 October. To find out more visit the festival website
Exhibition: Melbourne
Bruce & Cliff Postle – Press Dynasty

I don’t know how many father and son press photographers there have been, but in Australia the Postle name has been synonymous with newspapers since the 1920s when Cliff Postle was shooting for the Brisbane Courier-Mail. His son Bruce followed in his father’s footsteps, first with the Courier-Mail before making the move to Melbourne and carving a name for himself at The Age. 

This retrospective at Melbourne’s Magnet Galleries brings together a selection of images never exhibited together, presenting a fascinating walk down memory lane for many, as well as insights into our recent history.

Until 14 October
Magnet Galleries Melbourne
Level 2
640 Bourke Street

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