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Category archives: EVENTS

REVIEW // WORLD PHOTOBOOK DAY

On World Photobook Day (October 14th), QCP members were treated to a private viewing of Doug Spowart and Vicky Cooper’s extensive photobook collection. The selection of titles available to look through were diverse, from simple zines to books, both complex in concept and design, to world renowned and rare books such as Eugene Smiths ‘The Big Book’ and John Cage and William Gedney’s collaboration ‘Iris Garden’. The event offered a [...]

WORLD PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY DAY

World Pinhole Day- Sunday 28th April Held on each year on the last Sunday in April, World Pinhole Photography Day is an international event that aims to promote and celebrate the art of pinhole photography. On this day, people from around the world are encouraged to take a moment to step away from the technological world we are so immersed in, and participate in the simple act of making a [...]

EVERYONE IS A PHOTOGRAPHER // DOUG SPOWART

QFP4 Regional Tour Panel Discussion. FRIDAY 27 APRIL TOOWOOMBA REGIONAL ART GALLERY 1.30 – 3.00 pm: Panel discussion: Contemporary Photography Panel: Marian Drew, Ray Cook, Henri van Noordenburg, Doug Spowart and Maurice Ortega Photography is going through major changes due to digital technologies and the explosion of images used through the Internet. This panel questions new and emerging practices in photography and presents visual examples of these developments.

EVENT // CUBA ON THE CUSP OF CHANGE

Sunshine Coast photographer Jacques Maudy says Cuba is on the cusp of extraordinary change. He states that the communist government wants to move a quarter of the country’s population into private enterprise over the course of the next 12 months. Maudy travelled to Cuba to document the people and its places first-hand in a stunning range of photographs. These will be showcased at the Queensland Centre for Photography from May [...]

NOTES // WINNER OF QFP4 PORTRAIT PRIZE

Announcement of the winners of the first QFP4 Portrait Prize. Sunday 1 April, the 4th Queensland Festival of Photography (QFP4) was officially launched at Queensland Centre for Photography in Brisbane. In addition to the opening of the exhibition South of the Border, the top 50 finalist portraits in the QFP4 Portrait Prize was displayed in the QCP Window galleries. Victoria Garnons-Williams announced the five winners of the prize: 1st Prize [...]

NOTES // BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER FROM QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA

Phil Lawrence awarded first prize in 6th Annual Black and White Spider Awards, London. Amateur photographer Philip Lawrence of Australia was presented with the 6th Annual Black and White Spider Awards First Place, in the category of Photojournalism at a prestigious Nomination and Winners PhotoShow watched by 40,000 online viewers who logged on live from 154 countries to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for black and [...]

NOTES // TWINSCAPES PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY

John Waldron introduces TwinScapes Pinhole Photography a photographic exhibition by Hideharu Matsuhisa at the Caloundra Regional Gallery. From prehistoric times the human species has celebrated technology. Over time we have converted natural resources from simple to complex tools that have served to help us control and adapt to various natural and synthetic environments. Philosophical debates as to whether technology improves the human condition or worsens it, whether its pervasiveness in [...]

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