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Category archives: INTERVIEW

INTERVIEW // AMAURY GUILLAIS AND RALPH WILSON OF LIFE FRAMER

Life Framer is a unique global award dedicated to sourcing and showcasing photography from amateur, emerging and established photographers. It aims to bring exposure to talented photographers from all over the world. With the all-compassing and all-defining theme of ‘Life’ as the central theme, the competition is broken down into twelve sub-themes, each running for a month. Winners and runners-up are exhibited in three galleries in America and Europe, and [...]

INTERVIEW // LAURA SEEDS

Laura Seeds is a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Photography at the Queensland College of Art, and recipient of the QCP Graduate Award, for innovation and experimentation in the photographic art practice. Lynette Letic chats to her about her practice and plans for the year ahead. Congratulations on winning the QCP award! What have you been up to since the grad show? Thank you! Most of the last six months [...]

LA FOCUS // CHRIS BOWES

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? My interest in photography began while I was studying Maths and Finance at university. Back then I had aspirations of being an [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

INTERVIEW // CAMILLA BIRKELAND

Lynette Letic interviews Camilla Birkeland, photographic artist and QCP’s newly appointed Director in regards to her work and the year ahead for QCP. What is your background in photography and what led you to pursue a career in the arts? My mother (Ingela Birkeland) is a textile artist and my older sister (Annika Borg) is an installation/conceptual artist, so I grew up surrounded by art, books and going to exhibitions. [...]

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