REVIEW // PARIS PHOTO

Yavuz Erkan reviews Paris Photo 2014. It has been a month since an excess of images bombarded my eyes, yet only a few still remain in my memory. As a recent art college graduate my trained eyes necessitated in seeing, but I was blinded by my own desire to apprehend everything. The exigency of compressing the fair at Grand Palais into a single day was obviously a mistake but with [...]

EXHIBITION REVIEW // OGRÓD

Ariel Cameron reviews Ogród, an exhibition of works by Renata Buziak, currently held at Hayward Fine Art in Algester, Brisbane. Ogród (meaning ‘garden’ in Polish) is Renata Buziak’s current exhibition, a collection of works that offer a unique and mesmerising view of nature. Comprised of still works and video projections spanning many years, audiences are able to gain an appreciation for the unique creative process Buziak has developed in her practice. [...]

LA FOCUS // HENRI VAN NOORDENBURG

QCP is taking the works of twelve Australian photo-media artists to Photo LA (15 – 18 January 2015) and Photo Contemporary (1 – 3 May 2015). This series of focus interviews gives an insight into the selected artists. How did you first become interested in art and photography? I think I have always been interested in art, in The Netherlands where I grew up I was surrounded by it. I [...]

INTERVIEW // COMMON GROUND JOURNAL

It’s been a busy year for Katelyn-Jane Dunn. She was involved in multiple group exhibitions, workshops and artist talks, held two solo shows, and undertook curatorship and gallery managerial positions all whilst completing the final year of her BA in Photography at the Queensland College of Art. In addition to this, Katelyn launched Common Ground, a quarterly photo-media publication that aims to provide a platform for women-identifying and non-binary artists [...]

LA FOCUS // LYNETTE LETIC

QCP is taking the works of twelve Australian photo-media artists to Photo LA (15 – 18 January 2015) and Photo Contemporary (1 – 3 May 2015). This series of focus interviews gives an insight into the selected artists. How did you first become interested in art and photography? I think the interest stemmed from my upbringing. My mother was always a keen photographer, and took my family to many art [...]

INTERVIEW // KATHERINE GRIFFITHS

Katherine Griffiths is an emerging artist based in Canberra. Motivated by dreams, the surreal and the uncanny, personal experiences and observations of today’s society, Katherine plays with both still and moving image to construct  narratives that delve into topics of identity, self-concept and emotional understanding. Often taking on a performative role in her work, she combines dramatic lighting and staging to create highly dynamic and engaging self-portraits. In 2010, Katherine [...]

LA FOCUS // KIM DEMUTH

QCP is taking the works of twelve Australian photo-media artists to Photo LA (15 – 18 January 2015) and Photo Contemporary (1 – 3 May 2015). This series of focus interviews gives an insight into the selected artists. How did you first become interested in art and photography? I know I was quite young, but I can’t remember exactly where or when I first opened a book and saw Goya’s [...]

INTERVIEW // HEIDI ROMANO

Heidi Romano is a very talented and very busy lady. She is a curator, fine art photographer, founder and curator of Unless you will – a bi-monthly online journal for photography – as well as the founder of the upcoming Photobook Melbourne in 2015. Lynette chats to Heidi about Unless you will, Photobook Melbourne and books. To date, you have published 30 issues of Unless you will over the last few [...]

INTERVIEW // CHRIS DAVIES

Based in Los Angeles, CA, USA, the American Aperture Awards (AX3) competition is a relative newcomer to the growing number of international photography competitions. Launched by Fabrik Media in 2013, the competition attracted 1,100 entries from 63 countries, with 48 finalists chosen by a stellar judging panel consisting of Graham Howe (Curator, Photo-Historian and CEO of Curatorial Assistance); Will Michels (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston); Maurice Ortega (founding member and [...]

INTERVIEW // IOANA CIRLIG AND MARIN RAICA

Ioana Cîrlig and Marin Raica are the very best kind of storytellers. The pair met in Bucharest as photojournalists for newspapers after studying film and photography respectively, but left to pursue their own projects. Cue Post Industrial Stories. A collaborative documentary project, Ioana and Marin spend months at a time living in areas of monoindustrial Romania recording the effects of communism and industrialistion on the communities and local landscape. The [...]