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Category archives: QCP

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. [...]

QCP CLOSES BRISBANE AND LOOKS TO LA

The Queensland Centre of Photography announces the closure of its Brisbane exhibition venue and its intention to open a new space in Los Angeles USA. A general meeting of the QCP on 17 April decided unanimously to close its Brisbane exhibition venue, following the withdrawal of core funding announced last October by the state government. Since being notified of the government’s decision, QCP board and staff unsuccessfully sought new partners [...]

INTERVIEW // ARIEL CAMERON

Lynette Letic interviews Ariel Cameron, emerging photographic artist and QCP volunteer in regards to her studies in photography, her involvement with the QCP and her plans for the year ahead. Ariel was also the recipient of the 2013 QCP Graduate Award. What is your background in photography and how did you become interested in the medium? I was always obsessed with photography from a young age so it seemed like [...]

INTERVIEW // CHRIS BOWES

Lynette Letic interviews Chris Bowes, emerging photographic artist studying at the Queensland Centre for Photography, and QCP volunteer. What is your background in photography and how did you become interested in the medium? I became interested in photography when I started mucking around with it during my first degree. I had dreams of an investment banker back then, however the more I progressed the more I realised the lifestyle wasn’t [...]

INTERVIEW // MAURICE ORTEGA

Lynette Letic interviews director of Queensland Centre for Photography, Maurice Ortega, in regards to his background in photography, photo l.a, and the upcoming Queensland Festival of Photography 5. How did you find your passion in the field of photography? My first memories of it were of my grandfather with his Yashica and a Minox C, the slide shows of his trips and the Super 8 projector with Mickey Mouse and [...]

INTERVIEW // BELINDA KOCHANOWSKA

What is your background in photography and how did you become interested in the medium? From a young age I have always loved looking at and creating art. I have always been a very visual person. My fascination with photography was born out of my interest in fashion. In particular, Vogue magazine in any language – I was always drawn to the fashion editorial pages. I was also very interested in [...]

INTERVIEW // ASHLEIGH LAU

Lynette Letic interviews QCP volunteer, Asheligh Lau. What is your background in photography and how did you become interested in the medium? For the last few years I have been obsessed with photography and taking lots of pictures. Although it is hard to pinpoint why exactly I became interested in the medium, I know that after I bought my first DSLR in 2011 there was no turning back. From then [...]

INTERVIEW // EVA TUREK-JEWKES

Lynette Letic interviews QCP volunteer and emerging photographic artist, Eva Turek-Jewkes. What is your background in photography and how did you become interested in the medium? I received an SLR camera for my 21st and in 21st speak, ‘thought it was the best present ever’, despite not knowing anything about how to use one.  Unfortunately, my aspirations took a back seat for a while when I dropped it in the [...]

INTERVIEW // KATELYN-JANE DUNN

Lynette Letic interviews Katelyn-Jane Dunn, QCP volunteer and visual artist. What is your background in photography and how did you become interested in the medium? At sixteen, a friend put her 35mm camera in my hands while we were sitting at the beach and told me to “just shoot”. I was instantly drawn to the medium, and decided to move from Mackay to Brisbane to study at the Queensland College [...]

INTERVIEW // LYNETTE LETIC

Camilla Birkeland interviews Lynette Letic, QCP volunteer and visual artist. What is your background in photography and how did you become interested in the medium? I acquired an interest in photography in my final years of high school, where I first began to work with digital photography. I then moved into the darkrooms where I became familiar with black and white processing and printing which was exciting. After finishing high [...]

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