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September at CCP

Exhibition 16 September – 23 October 2011
Opening Thursday 15 September 6–8pm

Kohei Yoshiyuki

Galleries 1, 2, 3, 4 and Night Projection Window

In camera and in public

Denis Beaubois, Luc Delahaye, Cherine Fahd, Percy Grainger, Bill Henson, Sonia Leber and David Chesworth, Walid Raad, Kohei Yoshiyuki and ASIO surveillance photographs and film selected by Haydn Keenan

Curated by Naomi Cass

Taking a look at society through the lens of the state, the photographer on the street, the artist and the eye of the voyeur, In camera and in public examines the abandonment of the contract between photographer and subject.

Ranging from candid street photography through to surveillance photography, In camera and in public explores the camera and its relationship to the subject unaware of being photographed. From images taken in public spaces, including a series of striking faces taken on the Paris metro, the exhibition proceeds to the grainy anxiety of de-classified ASIO photos from 1949 to 1980. At the heart of CCP galleries are Percy Grainger’s extraordinary naked self-portraits from his so-called ‘lust branch’ collection, hand printed by Grainger between 1933 and 1942. Here the camera is turned on himself, in camera.

In camera and in public will be opened by The Honourable Justice Betty King, Supreme Court of Victoria, who will also launch Artlink’s Art & Surveillance issue guest edited by Natalie King and Virginia Fraser.

Warning: Full-frontal nudity, adult concepts. Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent of legal guardian.

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Principal Partner
Melbourne Festival 2011

Kohei Yoshiyuki: The Park is presented in association with the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane



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Also at CCP


Artlink: Art & Surveillance
Launch 15 September,

On the occasion of the opening of the In camera and in public exhibition, Artlink will launch their latest issue, Art & Surveillance, guest co-edited by Natalie King and Virgina Fraser, at CCP. Special discounts and offers on the night. Read more ›

Cherine Fahd

Free Artists and Curator Floor Talk
Saturday 17 September, 12pm

Join curator Naomi Cass in conversation with In camera and in public artists Dennis Beaubois and Cherine Fahd. Fairtrade coffee will be available during the talks by gold coin donation. Supported by Jasper Coffee.

Denis Beaubois

Photography as Crime
Free Symposium
Saturday 15 October, 5pm

In conjunction with the In camera and in public exhibition, Monash University Art and Design and CCP will host a free symposium on photography, privacy and public space. Read more ›

Patricia Piccinini

On Show until 4 September

In 2011 CCP is celebrating 25 years as Melbourne's premier venue for the exhibition of contemporary photo-media art, providing a platform for emerging and established artists. To mark this anniversary, CCP's Limited Edition Print fundraiser is a special exhibition of new photographic work from internationally acclaimed Australian artist, Patricia Piccinini. Read more ›

Photo: Paul Knight

Kodak Careers in Photography Seminar
Friday 30 September 2011, 1–4.30pm

Interested in becoming a professional photographer? Join this group of exemplary practitioners, Valerie Sparks, Ben Glezer, Paul Gurney and Meredith O’Shea as they speak about their work in various photographic fields including fine art, photojournalism, wedding and commercial photography, and learn about opportunities for employment and careers in photography. Read more ›

Les Walkling

Photography Courses
with Les Walkling

Upcoming photography courses with Les Walkling include: The Digital Lightroom, Beyond Basic Photoshop™, Advanced Camera Craft. Read more ›


CCP Members share an active interest in contemporary photo-based art and enjoy a direct involvement in CCP exhibitions and activities. Their support enables the Centre to develop its aims and expand its services and programs. CCP membership includes a number of valuable benefits:

  • › Regular information and invitations to CCP exhibitions and events
  • › 15% discount on books and selected merchandise at CCP Shop
  • › Discounts for CCP workshops and lectures
  • › Discounts on entry exhibitions such as Kodak Salon and CCP Documentary Photography Award
  • › Discounts to local and related businesses upon presentation of a current CCP membership card

Annual membership fee: Concession $33; Full $55

Read more about becoming a CCP Member online

Centre for Contemporary Photography

404 George Street, Fitzroy, Vic 3065, Australia
t + 61 3 9417 1549 e w

Gallery Hours Wednesday to Friday 11am–6pm, Saturday and Sunday 12–5pm
Night Projection Window 7 nights after dark

Images (top to bottom, left to right): Kohei Yoshiyuki, Untitled 1971, gelatin silver print © Kohei Yoshiyuki, courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York; Artlink: Art & Surveillance issue(detail); Cherine Fahd, Untitled 2005–2008 (detail), from the series The Sleepers, lightjet print; Denis Beaubois, In the Event of Amnesia 1998 (detail), digital video still; Les Walkling, Days becoming 2010 (detail), pigment print; CCP Gallery 3 (detail), photo Paul Knight.

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Centre for Contemporary Photography is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Centre for Contemporary Photography is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments. CCP is a member of CAOs, Contemporary Arts Organisations of Australia.