TIME MACHINE FINAL ISSUE May 23, 2013Posted by bohdan.warchomij in : Time Machine , comments closed
Sadly, after two years of publishing some of the best photography around the globe, the ditors of TIME MACHINE have made the tough decision to take a break for a while. FLUX is the very apt theme that they will finish on.
In this issue, Timemachine founder and editor Lee Grant says a fond farewell. The editor presents the work of photographers George Voulgaropoulos and Tamara Voninski recording their own personal journeys while Tom Williams, Jagath Deeherasekara and duo Alan Hill and Kelly-Hussey-Smith enter worlds away from the familiar, into communities in transition or in stasis. The editors are also proud to showcase the work of Tamas Deszo and Cristina De Middel whose images explore the conundrum of connection in seemingly disordered environments. Daniel Farnum‘s work, on the other hand, reveals a more introspective reflection of the shift from childhood to adulthood.
Please stay in touch via Facebook and Twitter, for there may well be a future iteration of Timemachine Magazine in some shape or form.
Warrior Dash Perth Photos Bohdan Warchomij May 19, 2013Posted by bohdan.warchomij in : Bohdan Warchomij Photographer, Warrior Dash , comments closed
There is a sudden proliferation of events like Warrior Dash and Tough Mudder on a world circuit that has hit a nerve with all kinds of people. The thousands of participants in Northam (about 80 KM from Perth in West Australia) treated it as a performance, a collaboration, and a test of their endurance and abilities. There was a communal element to efforts by the waves of warriors taking part in the Warrior Dash. Firstly they came with their friends, they formed teams and on finishing celebrated individual phyrric victories. A little like a school cross country run there was something tribal about the Vikings and villagers who ran the intimidating obstacles of the Dash. But it was incredibly good natured and a million miles from the collective stress of the city. In that these young people have a message and an agenda.
Ballarat International Photo Biennale , comments closed
ONE FOR THE BOOKS
A PRIZE FOR SELF PUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS
sponsored by Blurb
The Ballarat International Foto Biennale with major sponsor Blurb, present ‘One for the Books’ an exciting new prize celebrating the book as an innovative and contemporary format for presenting photography in a creative and narrative form.This prize is specifically for self published, print on demand books. Books previously published by a traditional publishing house are not eligible for entry
WHO CAN ENTER
The 2013 ‘One for the Books’ Prize will accept submissions for two categories; Professional and Amateur. Winners will be announced at on Monday 19th August 2013 at the Post Office Gallery, Ballarat. Entrants must be Australian residents
HOW MUCH TO ENTER
Entry is $10 per book. [discount for BIFB members] Limit of 3 books per entrant
WHAT TO ENTER
A PDF File of your complete book. To be considered for the final your file must be in a format that can be produced by Blurb, as they will print the shortlisted books from which the winners will be selected. To see detailed entry specifications click here.
WHERE TO SEND PDF and PAY ENTRY FEE
Upload your file and make your entry payment by clicking the enter button at the bottom of this page. You can only enter and pay online
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES
Monday July 1st, 11.00pm EST
THE JUDGING PROCESS
The initial judging panel will view all books online only, and select ten books from the Amateur Category and ten books from the Professional Category. These twenty books will be printed by Blurb and will be on display at the Post Office Gallery, Ballarat for the duration of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale from Saturday August 17th to Sunday September 15th 2013. The final judging panel will select the two winners from the display. The finalist exhibition will continue with two shows, one in Melbourne at Eleven40 Gallery, Malvern, and one in Sydney in the 12 months following the close of BIFB’13
Head On Sydney May 17, 2013Posted by bohdan.warchomij in : Head On Sydney , comments closed
This is the week to be in Sydney.
Benjamin Lowy, Shahidul Alam and Moshe Rosenzveig join 702 ABC Sydney Evenings presenter Dominic Knight on the Conversation Couch for a guided discussion on photojournalism and social media.
Photo © Benjamin LowyBenjamin Lowy is an award winning photographer based in New York City. Lowy has been an outspoken advocate for, and a leading practitioner in, phone photography in professional photojournalism. An iPhone image from his coverage of Hurricane Sandy was recently selected as a cover of Time magazine.
In this presentation Benjamin will explore his use of smartphones in photojournalism and participants will gain insights into this award winning photographer’s technique and fascinating biography.
He will later be joined for a panel discussion by fellow World Press Photo award-winner writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam and Head On Photo Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig. Alam has long-used social media platforms to give a voice to underprivileged and largely voiceless groups. Both are in town with exhibitions and talks as part of Head On Photo Festival 2013.
702 ABC Sydney proud supporters and Media Partners of the Head On Photo Festival, 17 May – 23 June.Black Swan Prize for Portraiture , comments closed
The Black Swan Prize for Portraiture is open for entries.
Despite most of the winning images being artworks
there is room for photography
to be used in the competition.
Ironically the image from the competition is a
painting of well known Perth photographer
The Lester Group first prize is $45000
People’s Choice is $7500
The Black Swan Prize for Heritage
Heritage Perth Prize is $20000
People’s Choice is $2000
Visit the website to enter your art work on line
Entries Close: Friday 12 July 2013 (view the website for Entry Forms and Terms and Conditions)
Finalist’s Announced: 1 August 2013
Exhibition: September 2013
Neither (2009-2012): Photographs exploring the lives of the women of Kaliningrad.
The photobook by Kate Nolan, designed in collaboration with the award-winning Dutch designer
SYB, is available now for pre-sale.
Kate Nolan’s Neither is the culmination of a four-year
exploration into the hearts of young women in Kaliningrad,
the isolated Russian enclave once known as Königsberg.
Part of the first post-Soviet generation of Kaliningrad, these
women look to define their identity within this small ‘island’
of Russia within Europe.
Wedged between Poland, Lithuania and the Baltic Sea,
Kaliningrad’s history has been fraught with great
transformations. Once a major city of Prussia, the Red
Army invaded in 1944 and the German and Lithuanian
populations fled or were killed. Those who live here tell
how Stalin proclaimed to the rural and the poor of Russia,
“Come to Königsberg – choose your home and build your city.”
During the cold war, the region was closed to foreigners,
and though it re-opened after the collapse of the Soviet
Union in 1991, Kaliningrad was severed from Russia by the
newly-independent Baltic states. Now, one must cross over
800km through Lithuania and Belarus to get to ‘Big Russia.’
It is this geographic isolation of being neither a part of
Europe nor physically connected to motherland that gives
Kaliningrad its uniqueness.
Granted only a one-month tourist visa at a time, Kate Nolan began visiting Kaliningrad in 2009 to explore and try to
understand this isolated and uncertain place. She stayed with local women, drinking tea and listening to their hopes
and expectations, tales of the past and stories of lost love and found love.
Kate explains: “The women I have been living and sharing with have generously opened up their homes and their
minds to allow me to better understand this link between place, identity and history.”
“With this project, I am seeking to give a voice to the amazing women who I spent so much time with, who brought
me into their homes, and told me of their dreams and fears.”
The self-published photobook is the final stage of this project, as Kate believes that the book form allows a greater
opportunity than the gallery space to provide the women with that voice. Working with the internationally renowned
Dutch designer Sybren Kupier, SYB, Kate has developed a book concept that interweaves the words of these women
with her arresting and powerful images.
The book opens with an in-bound booklet of eyewitness accounts from the Oral History Archive of Kant University,
Kaliningrad, of women’s experiences of first arriving in Kaliningrad in 1945 from ‘Big Russia’. Kate’s photographs of
the region and the women who now live there are then intertwined with handwritten excerpts from the personal
account of a woman’s life in contemporary Kaliningrad, printed on tabs between the images. The book closes with
another in-bound booklet of diary entries of the women depicted in the photographs. Juxtaposing these texts – both
historical and contemporary – with Kate Nolan’s images, the book seeks not to answer any questions, but rather to
give a voice to the experiences of the women of Kaliningrad.
The book is available for pre-order until May 18
+353 87 7833337
Kate Nolan is an Irish photographer based in Dublin, Ireland. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Documentary
Photography from the University of Wales, Newport, 2010. Kate combines her art practice with commissions,
workshops and is the director of Slideluck Potshow Dublin. Her long-term project Neither was recently shortlisted for
the Alliance Francaise Photography Prize and has been exhibited in London, Cardiff, Dublin, Minneapolis and
Kaliningrad, Russia. This work has been reviewed in several international magazines and a selection was chosen to
be included in the book ‘Context and Narrative in Photography’ by Maria Short. www.katenolan.co.uk
Sybren Kupier, SYB, has been working as a graphic designer in the Netherlands since his graduation from The Royal
Academy of the Arts, Den Haag in 2007. He has had clients such as Bertien van Manen, Vivianne Sassen, Valerio
Spada, Rob Hornstra and Carolyn Drake. His many awards include Selection of Best Designed Books, Amsterdam; 6
times, Honorable Mention Schönste Bücher Aller Welt (Most Beautiful Books); 3 times, and selected for Best
photobook of 2012 by Remi Coignet and Sören Schuhmacher. www.sybontwerp.nl
CLIP AWARDS Winners Announced at PCP May 12, 2013Posted by bohdan.warchomij in : CLIP AWARD, PCP, Perth Centre for Photography , comments closed
Winner Apache Clip Award Sonya Payes
Arno Blax aka Kevin Ballentine Judges
Joshua Rampling Student Awar
The End for the V May 9, 2013Posted by bohdan.warchomij in : Hasselblad, Olivier Laurent British Journal of Photography , comments closed
“Hasselblad is to cease production of its 503CW model – the last V System camera in the company’s portfolio,” reads a press release issued today. “The decision, which comes into immediate effect, brings to an end over half a century of evolution of the company’s original camera line.”
It is a sad announcement but it is not the demise of the V System. Enthusiasts are keeping the camera operational as they are with the many other fabulous models in the V System. Battery issues have not killed of the Hasselblad ELM for instance, just got the innovators amongst us finding solutions.
According to Hasselblad’s chairman and CEO, Dr Larry Hansen, the discontinuation comes as demand for the 503CW has declined over the past five years. “Everything has its place in time,” he says in a statement. “The veteran 503CW, combined with an extensive V System range of interchangeable lenses and accessories, was for 17 years the camera of choice for discerning professionals and aspirational amateur photographers. But there has been a substantial decline in demand for this camera over the past five years or so and the time has come for us to reluctantly consign the V System to history.”
Hasselblad will now be pushing its customers to switch to the H digital system of medium format cameras, as well as new products designed for “advanced enthusiasts”, such as the Lunar camera, which was unveiled at Photokina 2012
Oggle May 9, 2013Posted by bohdan.warchomij in : Olivier Laurent British Journal of Photography , comments closed
Hipstamatic is going after Instagram and EyeEm with the launch of Oggl, a new application for the iPhone that will link “likeminded creatives from around the world” writes British Journal of Photography’s Olivier Laurent.
Oggl is said to offer a brand new way to experience Hipstamatic’s filters, “and for the first time ever, directly connects the Hipstamatic community and like-minded creatives from around the world,” says the San Francisco-based start-up in a statement released last night.
“From the editorial spreads of Harper’s Bazaar to the cover of Time magazine to the pages of pages of The New York Times, Hipstamatic photographers have had their work showcased on a global stage, and are ushering in a new era in photography,” comments Lucas Buick, Hipstamatic’s CEO and co-founder. “It’s time we created a place designed just for them to connect, to be inspired, to create and to continue to define what it means to be a photographer for this generation.”
Oggl will first be available to iPhone users, who will have to subscribe for $0.99 a month or $9.99 a year. The app will allow photographers to capture scenes using Hipstamatic’s filters or apply them after the images have been taken – similarly to what Instagram and EyeEm currently offer. With the subscription, users will gain access to Hipstamatic’s entire catalogue of virtual lenses and films, with new ones added each month.
Oggl will also let users curate “a personal story” and browse different Curated Editorial Feeds as part of its goal to create a community of “like-minded” photographers.
Oggl is currently only available by invitation. For more details, visit the Oggl website.
Manthe Welcome from Miriwoong and Gija people at Argyle Underground Mine Photos Bohdan Warchomij May 2, 2013Posted by bohdan.warchomij in : Bohdan Warchomij Photographer , comments closed
The Miriwoong and Gija people at Rio Tinto’s Argyle Underground Mine Opening welcome guests and media with a traditional Manthe ceremony. The traditional ritual welcomes people to the country of the indigenous tribal owners of the land of the Argyle. It is a weekly ritual for the locals as new workers come on board the mine whose life has been extended until 2020 by shifting from open cut to underground operations. These photos were taken for the Australian Financial Review which used a photo of a rare pink diamond held by executive Alan Davies to illustrate the story. It is an opportunity for me to show the cultural success of the operation which employs some 25% indigenous people in its workforce.