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2009 CCP Lecture Series

Centre for Contemporary Photography presents an annual series of free public lectures.
No bookings. Seats strictly limited. Gold coin donations gratefully accepted.

DOCUMENTARY POSITIONS
2009 CCP/RMIT University Lecture Series

Supported by Cultures of Photography, a research hub within the School of Media and Communications at RMIT University

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1. JACQUI VICARIO
Reportage: A Celebration of Photojournalism

2. DAVID LLOYD AND KELLY HUSSEY-SMITH
Picturing Human Rights

3. CHRISTOPHER STEWART
From Periphery to Centre: The Struggle Between Concept and Content in Documentary Photography

4. MARK POWER
Artist talk

5. GERRY SIMPSON
Just Images: The Iconography of War Crimes

 

1. SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION
Jacqui Vicario
Wednesday 19 August 6.00pm
Reportage: A Celebration of Photojournalism

Join Reportage Festival Director Jacqui Vicario for a cinematic screening of Reportage 2008, followed by a discussion.

Established in 1999, Reportage is Australia’s premiere showcase of national and international documentary photography in an ‘images on screen’ format. It has grown to show cutting-edge photo documentaries from around the world incorporating projections on screen, exhibitions, talks and seminars. In 2008 it launched a $10,000 grant for the creation of new photographic documentaries.

Stephen Dupont was the guest curator of this screening of Reportage which will show the work of 21 selected photographers including Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist John Moore who photographed the assassination of Benazir Bhutto along with Seamus Murphy’s poetic photo essay of America and James Whitlow Delano’s extraordinary portrait of Japan.

www.reportage.com.au


2. LECTURE
David Lloyd and Kelly Hussey-Smith
Wednesday 16 September 6.00pm
Picturing Human Rights

David Lloyd and Kelly Hussey-Smith will discuss the latest edition of The Australian PhotoJournalist: Picturing Human Rights. Compiled in response to the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the editorial board sought to evaluate the success of the declaration and to expose the stories of those who have fallen through the cracks of this most noble vision. The Australian PhotoJournalist (APJ) is a crusading journal provoking debate, challenging entrenched orthodoxies and seeking to position journalism and documentary practice within its more noble traditions. Importantly the APJ seeks to give voice to those marginalised, forgotten or ignored.

David Lloyd is the Deputy Director of the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. He is Executive Editor of The Australian PhotoJournalist and a documentary practitioner. Kelly Hussey-Smith was the Issue Editor of Picturing Human Rights, and is a recent graduate of the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, majoring in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography.

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3. LECTURE
Christopher Stewart
Wednesday 23 September 6.00pm
From Periphery to Centre: The Struggle Between Concept and Content in Documentary Photography

Christopher Stewart will discuss how the tensions between content and concept and the transition in relation to dissemination and destination for documentary photography have continued to play out in recent photographic culture. He will include examples from his own practice.

Christopher Stewart is Associate Professor in Photography at RMIT University. He is the Director of the Cultures of Photography research hub in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University. He is represented by Gimpel Fils in London where he exhibited Super Border, a solo exhibition, in 2009. His work is included in the Thames and Hudson publication The Photograph as Contemporary Art and he is currently showing in the group exhibition Darkside at the Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland.

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4. ARTIST TALK
Mark Power
Wednesday 14 October 6.00pm

Mark Power will discuss his work and share his experience of being a member of the world’s most renowned photographic agency—Magnum Photos. As a photographer who produces both high-level commissioned and independently produced projects, he will also give an insight into the art and commerce of contemporary photography.

Mark Power is Vice President of Magnum Photos, London Office (UK and Commonwealth). He joined Magnum Photos in 2002 and became a full member in 2007. He has published five major projects in monograph form, including The Shipping Forecast and 26 Different Endings and has exhibited his work globally in numerous solo and group exhibitions. In 2002 he was commissioned by Airbus to cover every step of the construction of the A380 super jumbo and continues to undertake photographic commissions through Magnum Photos.

 

5. LECTURE
Gerry Simpson
Wednesday 28 October 6.00pm
Just Images: The Iconography of War Crimes

Susan Sontag remarked that “war and photography are inseparable”. So too now—and at least since 1945—are war and law. In this presentation, Simpson considers some of the iconic photography of war crimes trials from images of twenty-one stupefied Nazis at Nuremberg through the office functionary, Adolf Eichmann in his glass booth to Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein and their almost nostalgic gestures of defiance in the face of law and camera.

Gerry Simpson is a Visiting Professor of Public International Law at the London School of Economics and holds a Chair of Law at the University of Melbourne Law School where he is Director of the Global Justice Studio. His latest book is Law, War and Crime (2007) and he is currently writing on the idea of international law as a literary enterprise.  

Bookings not necessary. Gold coin donations gratefully accepted.

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PANEL DISCUSSION
EDITIONING: PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO
Wednesday 18 March 2009 6.15pm

Panel Discussion
Chair: Naomi Cass, CCP Director
Speakers:
Elena Galimberti
Paul McNamara (NZ)
Susan van Wyk

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PDF DOWNLOAD Daniel Palmer, 'The Order of Things: The Edition and the Series in Contemporary Photomedia', Photofile, Issue 67 ('Pop'), December 2002, 18-22. PDF, 519KB
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“On the vexed issue of editions, while everyone seems to agree that work should be signed, dated and numbered by the artist, there is a clear divergence of opinion between those who see editioning as contrary to the nature of the medium, and those who see it as inevitable in the passage of photography into the fine art market.” Dr Daniel Palmer, Australian Art Collector, Issue 21, July-September 2002, 86-8

What are the considerations for artists when editioning paper or screen-based work? What underpins market confidence in editioning practices? This panel of experts from the commercial, education and public gallery sectors will explore the issues surrounding the editioning of photography and video art. Speakers will address principles, practices and problems within the arenas of analogue and digital media drawing upon local and international experience.

Elena Galimberti is a PhD candidate and research assistant in the Theory Department of the Faculty of Art & Design at Monash University. Her research includes conservation, video installations, and the Australian Video Art Archive (AVAA), which she built in collaboration with Matthew Perkins and Dr Anne Marsh (www.videoartchive.org.au).

Paul McNamara (NZ) opened McNamara Gallery seven years ago as an art gallery dedicated to exhibiting and promoting photo-media by New Zealand, selected Pacific Rim and international artists. Previously Paul was a medical practitioner and art collector. He is a member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) and conducts original research, produces small publications, and stages out-reach exhibitions in a number of public galleries.

Susan van Wyk has been a curator in the Department of Photography at the National Gallery of Victoria since 1989. She has curated numerous exhibitions of Australian and international photography, including the recent Rennie Ellis retrospective. She is the author of The Paris End: Photography Fashion and Glamour, and co-author of Second Sight: Australian Photography in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria. She has also written numerous exhibition catalogues, and contributed to Australian and international journals and publications.

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