A great and arguably under-celebrated social documentary collection in the UK is having a major retrospective in its home city of Newcastle upon Tyne, in the north-east of England. Forever Amber, celebrating the work of the Amber Film and Photography Collective, opens at the city’s Laing Art Gallery today (27 June-19 September).
Excellent review of Head On portrait prize
Review: Ars Orientalis 43 (2013)
an overview of photography events
click on the links below for items of curatorial interest
Colour my world: handcoloured Australian photography
Photography at Manning Clark House
From the media statement: Maggie Diaz arrived in Australia on a one-way ticket in 1961, (a divorce gift from her Australian husband) and soon established herself as one of Melbourne’s leading commercial photographers.
Known for her expertise in using available light, Diaz had a genius for capturing character and situation.
A must see exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, till 8 June 2015
Between – Picturing 1950–1960s Taiwan
ANU Australian Centre on China in the World till 3 April 2015
1974… 40 YEARS / 40 PHOTOGRAPHS
A Celebration by Galerie Kicken Berlin — 40 years of exhibitions and support of photography through an exhibition of 40 photographs.
Wonderful to see this gallery continuing to promiote the medium and the artists. Well done Galerie Kicken (not to get an plane ticket to get to Berlin!)
UK Bans Export of Album
The photography dealers and collectors are constantly buying and selling historic photographs across international boarders.
Steve McCurry — Sharbat Gula
There’s a 2015 report that Sharbat Gula, the subject of the original photograph, is in trouble because she remains a refugee from Afghanistan, but was carrying a Pakistan identify card.
Please click on the image to the right for the link to the story.
news from Climarte 2015 festival
There’s a way to go yet to achieve equity
The sale price of a Singapore photograph, by G R Lambert
Having retired from the National Gallery of Australia* and now working on Southeast Asian commissions as a consultant, I observed the sale of a recent ebay auction item, SINGAPORE dated 1900, Named China Man Inscribed Cabinet Photo by GR Lambert.
National Gallery of Australia/ Contemporary
This new exhibition space down by the lakeside opened in September 2014. See information below the images — these taken from the first exhibition.
Shaune Lakin, The New NGA Senior Curator of Photography
At the end of an exhibition seminar in August at the Monash Gallery of Art, as the NGA Senior Curator of Photography who was about to finish in that role, I handed on the baton and all the challenges to my replacement, the new NGA Senior Curator of Photography (from October), Shaune Lakin (previously The MGA Director).
Prize winner at Monash Gallery of Art
Petrina Hicks wins the 2014 Bowness Photography Prize
Notice: 2014 Singapore Photography Festival
Notice: NGA Visual Arts Exhibition
Opening 13 December 2014 is a retrospective of the work of James Turrell. The NGA had a major work of James Turrell, Within without, installed in 2010 as part of the new gardens off the front entrance a few years ago.
The coming retrospective will offer a five decade survey of this American artist’s works — click here.
Publication: Shades of Light online
This is accessed through my other website, photo-web. One day soon I hope to update this with some images and more links.
Please click here to visit this publication.