Congratulations to MAPgroup photographer Nicole Marie who has won the Canon Light Awards. Nicole competed against nearly 1000 photographers and took up the daunting challenge of shooting briefs without prior knowledge or planning. Her evocative photographs can be viewed here: https://www.canon.com.au/lightawards/grand-final
Congratulations to MAPgroup photographer Cathy Ronalds for being a finalist in the portrait category of the Australian Photography Awards for her image, The Chicken Whisperer.
Congratulations to MAPgroup photographer Margie McClelland whose photo was recently short listed in the documentary section of the 2017 Australian Photographic Awards.
Congratulations to MAPgroup photographer Nicole Marie for being the Victorian finalist in the Environmental Portraiture section of the Canon Light Awards. Nicole's portrait will compete in the National Award section in November. We wish her luck.
The work of several MAPgroup photographers is featured in Behind the Wheel, a new book by The Worldwide Publishing Empire. Behind the Wheel takes you on a road journey like no other, with over 200 brilliant images in one glorious book. The photographs are complemented by four essays on life on the Australian road by four highly respected writers. All the iconic Australian roadside scenery is assembled in this one captivating book that winds through Australia’s cities and suburbs, rural towns and remote outback with photographs that are beautiful, bold, breathtaking, and sometimes bizarre. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
Behind the Wheel is available in good bookstores or direct from the publisher for $39.95.
We're excited to announce that the exhibition of the second installment of our project, Beyond Borders, has been extended due to a positive response. Beyond Borders is at Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka in Ballarat until 28 November, open daily, 10am - 5pm.
Also, a reminder that the original installment of Beyond Borders is currently showing at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum until 8 October: http://ach.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Whats_On/Beyond_Borders
Two exhibitions - and two lots of personal and eye opening stories that provide insight into the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers.
We are excited to announce the second installment of our ongoing project, Beyond Borders, which documents the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers, through photographs and multimedia. We continue to explore these issues because they are still so timely - but all the stories are brand new.
Beyond Borders will again be exhibited at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka as part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, with the opening on Saturday 19 August, 2-5pm. All welcome- we hope to see you there.
For more information: https://ballaratfoto.org/events/mapgroup/
Congratulations to MAPgroup photographers Tobias Titz and Helga Leunig who are finalists in the Martin Kantor Portrait Prize. Best of luck to both of them.
Make sure you check out the exhibition if you go to the Ballarat International Foto Biennale: https://ballaratfoto.org/events/martin-kantor-portrait-prize/
Back and Forth, Come and Go is an exhibition by MAPgroup photographer Nicole Marie, created in the year following her sea change relocation to Geelong. A new space was born out of her daily rail commute between Geelong and Melbourne.
The series provides glimpses into a liminal space where we are not one place or another; we are halfway between, with no need to be anywhere else. It is a captured meditation on how people choose to navigate a gateway between places, where time transitions and slows.
Venue: Little Creatures Canteen Gallery
221 Swanston Street, Geelong, Victoria
Exhibition duration: 24 July – 20 August 2017
We are excited to welcome several new members to MAPgroup. With diverse and extensive experience between them, we look forward to their contributions on future projects. Examples of their work, clockwise from below:
Tom Goldner: www.tomgoldner.com.au
Jodie Hutchinson: www.jhphotography.net.au
Francesco Vicenzi: www.francescovicenzi.com.au
Marcus Thomson: www.marcusthomson.com.au
Victoria Anderson: www.instagram.com/ticky2002