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BBC California Docks in Fremantle Harbour with half the seafarers Covid 19 infected. July 20, 2021

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The cargo ship BBC California has berthed in Fremantle Harbour after crew members appear to have contracted the Delta variant of Covid 19

after  berthing at three ports in Indonesia. Premier Mark McGowan warned that the crew appeared to be”heavily infected.”

Liberty Blue Ship management, which is responsible for the BBC California, appeared to contradict Premier McGowan’s statement, saying that all eight of the

infected crew were in ‘relatively good condition.”

“Liberty Blue Ship management will continue to cooperate with the local authorities taking extra precautions to avoid any impact of COVID-19 on the

community in WA and to protect the health of its seafarers on board BBC California, ” a spokesman said.

A spokesman for the seafarer’s branch of the international Transport Workers Federation Federation said the union was closely monitoring the situation

but “commended” the McGowan Government for its handling of the BBC California so far.

Sarah Matheson: The Uncommon Cold A Dogs Perspective; a publication currently at Shopfront Gallery 149 Beaufort Street Northbridge June 21, 2021

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Artist Alexa Meade subverting reality. August 17, 2016

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Alexa Meade (born 1986)is an American installation artist best known for her portraits painted directly onto the human body and inanimate objects in a way that collapses depth and makes her models appear two-dimensional when photographed. What remains is “a photo of a painting of a person, and the real person hidden somewhere underneath.” She takes a classical concept — trompe l’oeil, the art of making a two-dimensional representational painting look like a real three-dimensional space — and turns it on its head by doing the opposite, making real life appear to be a painting that can move and  breathe and pose within a landscape that is physically real or painted by the artist.

Georgina Goodwin Honourable Mention in the International Photography Awards in the Deeper Perspective Category for her entry “Cancer in Africa” October 26, 2015

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International Photography Awards Announces Category Winners of the 2015 Competition:

The International Photography Awards 2015 received 17835 of submissions from over 153 countries, and is pleased to declare that Georgina Goodwin was awarded an Honourable Mention in the Deeper Perspective category for her winning entry “Cancer In Africa”.

Light Rocket Photo Competition February 21, 2015

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Reminder – The FCCT- LightRocket photo contest is open for submissions. US$ 10,500 worth of prizes are up for grabs .
Sign up for a free LightRocket account to take part. www.lightrocket.com

'Reminder - The FCCT- LightRocket photo contest is open for submissions. US$ 10,500 worth of prizes are up for grabs .<br />
Sign up for a free LightRocket account to take part. www.lightrocket.com'

The World’s Most Expensive Photo December 13, 2014

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The airways and Internet tubes have been filled with news that Peter Lik has sold a black and white photo of Antelope Canyon for a record setting $6.5 million, raising eyebrows amongst many photographers. This tops the previous record holder, Andreas Gursky, by nearly $2.2m.

Andreas Gursky’s Rhine II sold for $4.2m – the most expensive (verified) photo ever.Andreas Gursky’s Rhine II sold for $4.2m – the most expensive (verified) photo ever.

 

As with his 2010 piece, One, the purported sale was to a private collector, and therefore there was no way to verify the claim. Rumors have swirled for years that Lik’s investors “buy” his works at absurd prices as a marketing stunt to generate interest in his work. Lik has multiple galleries in the US and in his home country of Australia, and aggressive sales tactics are a hallmark of the galleries’ style.

Price, of course, is arbitrary, and one could make the argument that the eye-rolling is rooted in jealousy. But I think that this is naive and dismisses the collective taste, experience and knowledge of most photographers. Let’s be honest, this is not a remarkable image in any sense of the word. Nor is it a remarkable unremarkable image like Gursky’s Rhein II.

Sara Friedlander, Vice President, Head of Evening Sales at Christie’s explained that the price of a photo in the art world is based on an amalgamation of uniqueness, provenance and scale. You can dispute the validity of the art world’s own self-righteousness and tendency to boost the price of its favorites, but you can’t dispute Friedlander’s criteria.

Don McCullin: The Impossible Peace: State Library of NSW September 27, 2014

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Floor talk by Curator of the exhibition and co-founder of Contact Press Images, Robert Pledge.

Saturday September 27

14.00 – 15.00

Metcalfe Auditorium, Macquarie Street Building

State Library of NSW

Don McCullin – The Impossible Peace: From War Photographs to Landscapes, 1958 – 2011</p>
<p>Reportage is proud to present the incredible retrospective of  acclaimed photographer Don McCullin, A Contact Press Images Touring Exhibition produced in association with the State Library of New South Wales, set to open to the public tomorrow September 27, 2014.</p>
<p>Don’t forget to attend the floor talk by Curator of the exhibition and co-founder of Contact Press Images, Robert Pledge.</p>
<p>Saturday September 27</p>
<p>14.00 – 15.00</p>
<p>Metcalfe Auditorium, Macquarie Street Building</p>
<p>State Library of NSW</p>
<p>A very special keynote lecture where Pledge will discuss Don McCullin’s fascinating body of work and his internationally recognised exhibition.</p>
<p>$15/ $10 (Friends/ Concession)</p>
<p>Tickets are available via the events page:</p>
<p>Don McCullin Exhibition Floor Talk Event with Curator Robert Pledge</p>
<p>https://www.facebook.com/events/1500323320210577/</p>
<p>Homeless Irishman, East End, London, Great Britain, 1969 copyright Don McCullin/ Contact Press Images

Don McCullin – The Impossible Peace: From War Photographs to Landscapes, 1958 – 2011

Reportage is proud to present the incredible retrospective of acclaimed photographer Don McCullin, A Contact Press Images Touring Exhibition produced in association with the State Library of New South Wales, set to open to the public tomorrow September 27, 2014.

Don’t forget to attend the floor talk by Curator of the exhibition and co-founder of Contact Press Images, Robert Pledge.

Saturday September 27

14.00 – 15.00

Metcalfe Auditorium, Macquarie Street Building

State Library of NSW

A very special keynote lecture where Pledge will discuss Don McCullin’s fascinating body of work and his internationally recognised exhibition.

$15/ $10 (Friends/ Concession)

Tickets are available via the events page:

Don McCullin Exhibition Floor Talk Event with Curator Robert Pledge
https://www.facebook.com/events/1500323320210577/

Separatists discussing the Malaysian plane crash after being hit by separatist rocket fire July 18, 2014

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SPASIBO David Monteleone June 15, 2014

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Curated by: Manik Katyal

Chechnya - 

 ”Chechnya has won, Russia has won”. Perhaps the losers are the many Chechens who chose to go into exile as a matter of honour. Those who stayed have returned to a normal life and can satisfy their basic needs after several decades of hardship. Such a “normal” life, however, requires them to make major compromises and often hold their tongues.

Today Chechnya is an autonomous republic in the Russian Federation, subdued and pacified by force after centuries of rebellion against Moscow. Putin protégé president Ramzan Kadyrov holds absolute power and has almost limitless support from Moscow.

Davide Monteleone is well acquainted with the complex, tormented life of ordinary Chechens. He has crisscrossed the country, stopping in cities and villages, mountains and forests. This book contains neither majestic city or countryscapes nor blood- spattered depictions of violence. Monteleone rather shows us the otherwise invisible: the stifling atmosphere, the pregnant helplessness and fear, the young women resigned to their fate, and the elderly, whose traditional authority has diminished in the face of Kadyrov’s brutes.

But Monteleone’s photographs also depict hope. Chechens are a mountain people who have endured wars and other atrocities for centuries, including the collective deportation to the arid Kazakh steppes and to Siberia under Stalin in 1944. They know how to resist, and they know when to wait. Strong by nature, they are able to laugh even amidst adversity, and they sustain a birthrate that repopulates the land and replaces the dead. They know perfectly well that this dictatorial regime will fall sooner or later, as it has in other Muslim countries.«Galia Ackerman

“Thank you Ramzan, thank you Russia” for everything. “Spasibo”

 

Documentary about Chechnya today, winner of the 4th Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award

 

Edited by Nathalie Gallon, Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award
Texts by Gala Ackermann, Masha Gessen

Hardcover, 24 x 28 cm

164 pages and 16 pages booklet 86 duotone ills.
English / French

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
ISBN 978-3-86828-466-9

- See more at: http://www.emahomagazine.com/2014/06/davide-monteleone-spasibo/#sthash.OU6pTl4m.dpuf

Just Bad Rhetoric: Alexander J Motyl: WORLD AFFAIRS JOURNAL June 4, 2014

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The blog that  Alexander J Motyl writes for the World Affairs Journal is not always balanced. But at times it is savagely accurate. The quote below is a precious moment from a blog that expresses a number of equally precious statements. There is no attempt to cushion his words of criticism of the  hypocritical game that Vladimir Putin is playing in Ukraine.

“Just what makes you think that a career in the KGB qualifies you to speak authoritatively about anything—and, especially, about constitutions, democracy, and legitimacy? Indeed, former members of criminal organizations might be better advised to keep mum about the very things they spent their entire careers trying to destroy.”

Here is another one: “ stop lecturing Ukraine about constitutions, democracy, legitimacy, and stability. Indeed, stop lecturing us about anything. Except, perhaps, on the mechanics of mendacity, death, destruction, and destabilization.

For the full article check out the link below;

http://worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/alexander-j-motyl/enough-false-rhetoric-putin?utm_source=World+Affairs+Newsletter&utm_campaign=6e63fc9ca6-June_3_2014_Blogs_Kessler_Chag_Motyl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f83b38c5c7-6e63fc9ca6-230305189

The ironies  inherent in the article are as amusing as the photo above.