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Exhibition: “The Film Project”

Our first exhibition for the year, The Film Project is launching soon at The Fox Darkroom & Gallery– we hope you will join us for the opening on Thursday 9 March, 6-9.
We’re also running some associated events, where you can find out more about the process, directly from the photographers.

For this project, we returned to traditional analogue techniques to photograph the most personal of subjects- the portrait. Each photo has been hand printed by the artist, some whom had not been in a darkroom for a decade, but all embraced the tactile process of silver gelatine printing. In a world where nothing is too hard to change in Photoshop, these images strive for an authenticity that says as much about the photographer as their subjects.

Join our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1265013370256471/

Exhibition Opening
Thursday March 9, 6 – 9pm

Exhibition Dates
March 9 – April 2, 2017

Opening Hours
Thursday – Friday 11am to 6pm
Saturday – Sunday 11am to 5pm

Artist talk
Join us to hear the stories and process behind The Film Project exhibition with MAPgroup photographers Andrew Chapman & Krystal Seigerman.
Sunday 12 March, 2:30pm
Free admission
RSVP to gallery@thefoxdarkroom.com.au

Workshop: Polaroid 55 with Tobias Titz
Participants can expect an intimate presentation, the history and process behind Polaroid 665/Polaroid 55 and a hands on demonstration producing instant positive/negative prints.
Sunday 19 March, 12:30 – 4:30pm
Cost $95, limited places available
Book here: http://www.thefoxdarkroom.com.au/p…/polaroid-55-tobias-titz/

Photo © Tobias Titz

“From mos to mullets” exhibition, Mike Reed

MAPgroup photographer Mike Reed’s photographs are included in the exhibition From Mos to Mullets, currently showing at the Victorian Archives Centre. In the exhibition, historic hairstyles from Public Record Office Victoria’s state archives are displayed alongside photos from community street photographers.

Until February 2017
http://prov.vic.gov.au

© Mike Reed

© Mike Reed

“The Documentary Take” exhibition, Ponch Hawkes

Long after the instant of their taking, the silent, sublime images of documentary photographer Walker Evans (1903 —1975) continue to resonate. MAPgroup photographer Ponch Hawkes is one of several artists who have been invited to respond to Evans’ work in the exhibition Walker Evans and selected Australian art- the documentary take, held at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, as part of the Melbourne Festival. Ponch’s series, These women have just run 26 miles, is from a time in history when sporting authorities thought women were not strong enough for a 42 kilometre (26 mile) event.

Until 13 November
http://www.ccp.org.au

© Ponch Hawkes

© Ponch Hawkes

Viewfind article, Morganna Magee

A powerful story by MAPgroup photographer Morganna Magee was recently published in Viewfind. In her ongoing series, Morganna documents the strength and resilience of Katie and her son Jaylen in the face of serious illness:

http://viewfind.com

© Morganna Magee

© Morganna Magee

“Driveline” exhibition, Andrew Chapman

MAPgroup photographer Andrew Chapman’s exhibition, Driveline will be showing at the Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery in Craigieburn. Driveline is a pictorial essay shot at Ford’s Broadmeadows facility documenting the end of car manufacturing at the plant. Whether you are interested in documentary photography or cars, this is a must see show and well worth the visit.

10 December – 26 February, 2017
Opening: 2pm, 10 December (please email gallery@hume.vic.gov.au to RSVP)
https://www.hume.vic.gov.au

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Air Berlin article, Nicola Dracoulis

MAPgroup photographer Nicola Dracoulis recently shot a portrait led story for Air Berlin magazine about Cuban musicians in New York, their parents and the common Cuban story of family separation. This has been chosen as their cover story (her first magazine cover) for the September issue. 

http://inkglobal.co/airberlin

© Nicola Dracoulis

© Nicola Dracoulis

Australian Geographic article, Annette Ruzicka

MAPgroup photographer Annette Ruzicka’s work was recently published in Australian Geographic magazine. Annette documented the story of the Martu people in remote Western Australia, who are using their knowledge as traditional owners to conserve the greater bilby population. 

www.australiangeographic.com.au

© Annette Ruzicka

© Annette Ruzicka

The Other Art Fair, Helga Leunig

MAPgroup photographer Helga Leunig has been invited to show at The Other Art Fair, an international platform for emerging artists which connects buyers with artistic talent, handpicked by a committee of art industry experts.

27 –  30 October
www.theotherartfair.com

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“Our Country” exhibition, Helga Leunig

Our Country is an exhibition of photographs, prints and paintings by MAPgroup photographer Helga Leunig, Minna Leunig and Gus Leunig, inspired by the region in north-east Victoria in which they all lived. Helga will also discuss the influence of nature, peace and solitude on personal creativity in an artist’s talk

22 September – 14 November
Artist’s talk: Sunday 16 October, time TBC
www.montsalvat.com.au

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Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize semi finalists

Three MAPgroup photographers have been announced as semi-finalists in the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize. Congratulations to Rodney Dekker, Tobias Titz and Andrew Chapman whose work was chosen from nearly 3,000 entries:

http://www.moranprizes.com.au/…/2016-moran-c…/semi-finalists

“Family Perspectives” exhibition, Krystal Seigerman

Family Perspectives is a mixed-media group exhibition by MAPgroup photographer Krystal Seigerman, her mother Stella and brother Silva, showing at Red Earth Gallery at the Mooroolbark Community Centre. Krystal’s series, People I have known, is a collection of environmental portraits taken over the course of a year – one per week – that form a personal record of a transient and unsettling period.

The exhibition runs until 12 November.
www.culturetracks.info

© Krystal Seigerman

© Krystal Seigerman

 

“Giving Life” in the media, Andrew Chapman

In the series Giving Life, MAPgroup photographer Andrew Chapman documents the journey from organ and tissue donation to transplantation. This important story was recently picked up by The Guardian and the Sydney Morning Herald.

www.theguardian.com

www.smh.com.au

© Andrew Chapman

© Andrew Chapman

“Architecture of Faith” exhibition, Tobias Titz

Congratulations to MAPgroup photographer Tobias Titz, whose photographs are included in the NGV Australia exhibition Architecture of Faith. This is a unique exhibition providing an in-depth exploration of the new Australian Islamic Centre at Hobson Bay, Melbourne, designed by renowned Australian architect Glenn Murcutt.

This free exhibition is open daily from 10am – 5pm until 19 February 2017.
http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/glenn-murcutt

© Tobias Titz

© Tobias Titz

Bowness Photography Prize finalist, Helga Leunig

Congratulations to MAPgroup photographer Helga Leunig who is a finalist in the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize with her image, Site of the Bonegilla migrant camp.
http://www.mga.org.au/bowness-prize/2016-info

Artist statement:

My mother was born in Germany, and my father in Poland. As refugees in post war Europe they wanted to get as faraway from Europe as possible. My mother never made Australia her home, gradually she lost her mind. My father gave up and died of a broken heart at 59.

I’ll never know exactly what happened to them during the war because they’re both dead now, but I’m trying to understand through the fragments I collect. I know my father was captured by the Nazi’s at fifteen, and didn’t tell his family he married a German. They thought he died during the war.

The children of war-traumatized parents carry the trauma; it’s in our bones, literally in our DNA.

© Helga Leunig

© Helga Leunig

“Habitat” magazine

It’s wonderful to see our work featured in the Australian Conservation Foundation’s Habitat magazine, including a stunning cover photo by MAPgroup photographer Brent Lukey:

https://www.acfonline.org.au/news-media/habitat-magazine

Habitat Magazine, May 2016. Photo by Brent Lukey.

Habitat Magazine, May 2016. Photo by Brent Lukey.

Mindfood Magazine article, Rodney Dekker

Late in 2015, MAPgroup photographer Rodney Dekker travelled to the highlands of Papua New Guinea for Oxfam to photograph the ongoing and crippling El Nino drought. He found communities struggling to cope. Crops have failed, water reserves are dwindling and some children are malnourished. Aid groups and the government are providing drought relief and recent rains have eased the situation, but the effects still linger on. People have died from malnutrition and disease as food is still in short supply and people are drinking contaminated water. An article with images was recently published in Mindfood Magazine.

© Rodney Dekker

© Rodney Dekker

© Rodney Dekker

© Rodney Dekker

Workshop, Helga Leunig

Recently, MAPgroup photographer Helga Leunig undertook a workshop with Stephen Dupont in Havana, Cuba and found some intriguing images.

© Helga Leunig

© Helga Leunig

“Women in Focus” exhibition, Ruth Maddison

A portrait by MAPper Ruth Maddison, of the photographer Sue Ford, is currently part of the exhibition Women in Focus, at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. The exhibition, which is on until September, highlights the energy the gallery has applied to the development of a collection documenting the strength and diversity of the achievements of contemporary Australian women.

www.portrait.gov.au/content/gallery-seven-women-in-focus

© Ruth Maddison

© Ruth Maddison

Head On Portrait Prize semi-finalist, Ruth Maddison

A belated congratulations to MAPgroup photographer Ruth Maddison for being a semi-finalist in the 2016 Head On Portrait Prize, one of Australia’s most highly respected photographic portraiture awards. Ruth’s image is included in a slide-show which is being screened alongside the Head On Portrait Prize exhibition at the Museum of Sydney and is showing until 5 June.

https://headon.com.au/

© Ruth Maddison

© Ruth Maddison

MAPgroup in Capture magazine

The work of MAPgroup is featured in the current May – June edition of Capture magazine, Australia’s leading magazine for professional photographers. You can buy a hardcopy of the magazine at most newsagents or read it digitally via Zinio:

https://au.zinio.com/www/browse/product.jsp?offer=500528743&productId=501143521&pss=1&bd=1&WT.mc_id=P#/