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CLIP AWARDS Perth Centre for Photography May 5, 2011

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The CLIP Award is an international prize recognising contemporary landscapes in photo-based media. The criteria for selection focuses on images that are original and stimulating whilst challenging traditional notions of landscape photography. The deadline for entries is May 8, 2011.

Emiliano Roia 2010 Clip Award Winner
Emiliano Roia 2010 Clip Award Winner

Download an entry form from the following link:

http://www.pcp.org.au/PCP_Competitions/CLIP_Awards.aspx

UNCOVER September 4, 2010

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In their quest to support all artists working with the medium of photography, Perth Centre for Photography has teamed up with Team Digital to introduce, UNCOVER. A juried projection showcase that aims to UNCOVER new photography. This initiative is set to encourage and nuture the growth of photomedia artists whilst bringing them together in an easily accessible exhibition space. In addition to this, one artist will be selected out of the finalists by the  judges and be provided with the opportunity to exhibit at PCP for the second half of the 2011 exhibition program. The invited artist will also be provided with assistance towards the realisation if required, and the presentation of their exhibition.

This opportunity is open to all photographers, people who work with photography as a medium using any photographic themes and processes.

Closing date for entries:  8am Friday, 17th September 2010
Cost to enter: $25

Entry form is also available at www.pcp.org.au.

IRIS AWARD WINNER CLAIRE MARTIN August 29, 2010

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Congratulations on winning Perth Centre for Photography’s Iris Award 2010 due to Claire Martin who began her career by pursuing a degree in Social Work.  She changed her focus to Photography when she realised that change can also be effected through this medium. Her ongoing documentation of marginalised communities within prosperous nations has recently won her the Magnum Foundation Inge Morath award for Female Photographers under 30 years of age. Since beginning her career pursuing personal projects in 2007  Claire has gained praise for her unique style with support from Getty images as an Emerging Talent in Reportage in 2009 as well as a major exhibition during Foto Freo 2010. She has recently joined the renowned Australian Documentary Photo Collective “Oculi” and her work is distributed through Agency VU in Europe and Redux in the USA. Claire lives in Perth Western Australia where she works as a freelance photographer and socially concerned documentary artist.

The commendation prize went to Narelle Conwell and the student prize went to Joseph Landro.

Claire Martin IRIS AWARD Winner 2010 "Tony"
Claire Martin IRIS AWARD Winner 2010 “Tony”

Narelle Conwell IRIS Commendation Prize Winner
Narelle Conwell IRIS Commendation Prize Winner

Solidarity Joseph Landro IRIS Award Student Winner
Solidarity Joseph Landro IRIS Award Student Winner

Perth Centre For Photography: Emily Portman; Bo Wong April 22, 2010

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EXHIBITIONS APRIL/ MAY

Emily Portmann, Play Terrain

Play Terrain, photographed out on Cockatoo Island in Sydney, explores notions of role play, environment and self portraiture. As a self-portrait artist, Portmann’s interests lie in the body exploring how we convey our emotional and psychological states of being through our subconscious body language.

‘Our bodies movements are the unconscious beings of ourselves, silent forms of language, hidden codes and signs our bodies can talk more loudly than language itself.’

Photographing herself as multiples within various scenarios and settings, the multiple figures enact out situations and scenarios, responding with each other and the environment around them. They are not true self-portraits as Portmann photographs herself as merely a vessel, removing personal identity with these figures.

Emily  Portman

Exhibition Opens: Thursday, 22 April, 6pm

Artist talk: Sunday 25th April 12pm – 1pm

Free entry

Exhibition continues: 23 April – 16 May 2010

image courtesy of Emily Portmann

Bo Wong, Mama Things

Bo Wong’s second solo exhibition continues her exploration into the fluidity of the human memory and itʼs complex relationship to the static nature of ‘things’. Mama Things observes the multifarious bind between child and mother, where everyday logistics encounter the ethereal and miraculous.

An engaging, emergent show, Mama Things equally deflects and suggests notions of photography as the informer and creator of memories, playing with the nature of the photograph as documentary evidence and truth-constructing tool.

Bo Wong

Artists Emily Portman and Bo Waters at PCP
Artists Emily Portmann and Bo Waters at PCP

Exhibition Opens: Thursday, 22 April, 6pm

Artist talk: Sunday 25th April 12pm – 1pm

Clip Awards April 19, 2010

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PERTH CENTRE FOR PHOTOGRPAHY

CLIP AWARD 2010

Closing date for entries Monday 3rd May 2010

First Prize $3000

Commendation prize $500

The Perth Centre for Photography would like to invite photo media artists from across Australia to enter the third annual Contemporary Landscapes In Photography, Award 2010.

The CLIP Award is a national prize recognising contemporary landscapes in photo-based media offering $3500 in prize money. The criteria for selection will focus on images that are original, stimulating and challenge traditional notions of landscape photography.

NOTE: Download an entry form from www.pcp.org.au

Foto Freo Festival Photos March 25, 2010

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Sohrab Hura Foto Freo launch of Life is Elsewhere PCP
Sohrab Hura Foto Freo launch of Life is Elsewhere PCP

Jean Chung Tears in the Congo Moore's Building
Jean Chung Tears in the Congo Moore’s Building

Graham Miller and Amy Stein Foto Freo launch of Stranded
Graham Miller and Amy Stein Foto Freo launch of Stranded

David Blenkinsop and Jude Savage atFoto Freo at Launch
David Blenkinsop and Jude Savage atFoto Freo at Launch

Philip Blenkinsop at Growing Pains Timor Leste
Philip Blenkinsop at Growing Pains Timor Leste

Curator Julian Tennent and Photographer Zesopol Carlito Caminha
Curator Julian Tennent and Photographer Zesopol Carlito Caminha

Bernadino Soares Growing Pains Timor Leste
Bernadino Soares Growing Pains Timor Leste

Martine Perret Growing Pains Timor Leste
Martine Perret Growing Pains Timor Leste

Storm Maritime Museum Fremantle photo Bohdan Warchomij
Storm Maritime Museum Fremantle photo Bohdan Warchomij

Photo Bohdan Warchomij
Photos Bohdan Warchomij

Foto Freo Launch March 24, 2010

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Narelle Autio's work "The Summer of Us"

Narelle Autio Maritime Museum Foto Freo :THe Summer of Us"
Narelle Autio Maritime Museum Foto Freo : The Summer of Us”

Launch at the Fremantle Arts Centre Photo Bohdan Warchomij

Foto Freo has launched in galleries throughout Fremantle, Perth and Rottnest. The work of artists such as Narelle Autio, Carrie Levy, Pat Brassington at the Maritime Museum, Philip Blenkinsop, Dean Sewell, Glenn Campbell, Martine Perret and the three visiting Timorese photographers  Zesopol Carlito Caminha, Bernardino Soares, and Antoniho Bernardino at the Moore’s Building is inspirational and humbling and a wonderful  experience for any  photographer. Jean Chung’s powerful work Tears in the Congo and Claire Martin’s Slab City and Vivien Dalles A Journey of Exile add so much to  the experience.

Amy Stein’s ‘Stranded’ and Sohrab Hura’s  ‘Life is Elsewhere’ at the Perth Centre for Photography are not to be missed. There are many jewels at the fringe of the Festival. Seng Mah’s Sons of Ganga at the Cracked Monkey in Mt Lawley gives us a mature insight into life in Varanasi, India.

Photo Seng Mah "Airborne"
Photo Seng Mah “Airborne”

Brad Rimmer Foto Freo "Silence" Launch
Brad Rimmer Foto Freo “Silence” Launch

Bob Hewitt Director Foto Freo at Launch Fremantle Arts Centre
Bob Hewitt Director Foto Freo at Launch Fremantle Arts Centre

Carrie Levy Maritime Museum Foto Freo
Carrie Levy Maritime Museum Foto Freo

Perth Centre for Photography February 10, 2010

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PCP is opening 2010 with two new exhibitions:

Christophe Canato “Ragamuffins” in Gallery One and Flavia Schuster “Stray Dogs and other Omens” in Gallery Two.

Christophe Canato

gallery one – 18 February, 6pm – 14 March, 4pm

Perth is the most isolated metropolis in the world. In the current context of globalisation, this Western Australian capital bears resemblence to our European Materialist societies. This urban environment has inspired photographer, Christophe Canato, to create a series of photographs entitled Ragamuffins.

Ragamuffins is a series of abandoned couches and armchairs throughout the streets of Perth and its surrounding suburbs. The census of objects of near human resemblance is based on the communal theme which focuseson consumer habits and human behaviours in our materialistic society.

From the frills of a flowery patterned grandmother chair to the cracks in a red-leather couch or the missing spring of a bargain recliner, the members of our community have left their mark on Christophe Canato’s photographs. These photographs also carry the stigma of our social classes, from the lowest to the highest, the industrious to the indolent, the blossoming to the withering.

Please visit http://www.christophecanato.com for more information about the artist

Flavia Schuster Stray Dogs and other Omens

gallery two – 18th Feburary, 6pm – 14th March, 4pm

Stray Dogs and Other Omens presents excerpts from Someone will say yes – a book Flavia  edited in 2009. The book is a collection of photographs taken in South America, South East Asia, India, Latin America, Australia and Europe along with a selection of emails sent from those trips to family, friends and lovers from 2001 to 2009.

“What compels me to stop in the street and photograph strangers is pure impulse: A craving for the other person to notice me as much as I noticed them, and always to see how they mutate when they realise they are in frame. I make sure that my face is never hidden behind the camera when I photograph them. I hide it while composing the shot, then raise my face and look at them for a few seconds before I click. Those seconds create an awkward tension – giving the person time to rethink his or her persona, repose the pose. It is their choice to interact with me or with my camera. What interests me is the level of intimacy that can be created in any context, public or private, be it a silent flirt that mostly lasts seconds,  or on occasion is built to friendships that last a lifetime”. Flavia Schuster

Please visit http://www.flaviaschuster.com for more information about the artist.

Andaman Devil
Andaman Devil Photo Flavia Schuster

Ragamuffin No 03
Ragamuffin No 03 Photo Christophe Canato