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Category archives: ESSAY

ESSAY // FRED HUNT PUBLICATION LAUNCH

Dr Anne Kirker officially opened the Fred Hunt Publication Launch on Thursday 3rd April 2013: The monographs from QCP have become legendary. Uniformly handsome with scholarly essays and well illustrated they have increasingly become more polished in their production. The one on Fred Hunt that we are celebrating this evening comes after Marian Drew, Ray Cook, Joachim Froese, Martin Smith and Peter Milne. These are all established Queensland practitioners. Fred [...]

ESSAY // QCP EXHIBITION: JUNE 2013

Dr Laini Burton officially opened the QCP exhibitions on Saturday 8th June 2013: If we think about the early 21st century as a time that continues to champion freedom of expression, it is curious that the body increasingly becomes a site (sight) of regulation, of constant surveillance (by self and others), of discipline and maintenance (through dieting, sports culture or fitness regimes), and of augmentation (cosmetic, medical, and technological). All [...]

ESSAY // BONE TREE CRITIQUE: LARRY FINK AND ZEV JONAS

An essay by Bill Lowenburg. At first glance, the photographs of Australian-born Zev Jonas seem to have little in common with the work of his friend and mentor, the distinguished American photographer Larry Fink. Jonas works in primarily color, Fink in black and white. Jonas utilizes available light, and while Fink does too, his best-known work has been produced with off-camera flash. As a result of his landmark 1980 book, [...]

ESSAY // RED LIGHT | DARK ROOM

Gemma-Rose Turnbull on her current project, documenting the lives of street sex workers at St Kilda Gatehouse. In early 2010 Gemma-Rose Turnbull started a year-long residency with St Kilda Gatehouse a refuge for street sex workers, teaching, photographing and interviewing the women who use their service. Red Light | Dark Room; Sex, Lives and Stereotypes is her attempt to document their day-to-day lives, and break down the inevitable stereotypes those [...]

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