Eviction of Aboriginal protesters by Sotheby's auction house in Melbourne “Members of Tasmania's Aboriginal community tried unsuccessfully to stop the auction of three ancestral photographs at Sotheby's in Melbourne on Tuesday night.” http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-30/aboriginal-protesters-evicted-by-sutheby27s/5636678(Photographer Henry Firth | Photo Courtesy Southeby's Australia)Three photos that went under hammer were titled "The Last of the Tasmanian Natives”. They depicted Aboriginal residents of the Oyster Cove settlement near Hobart in the 1860s.Dr Julie Gough’s (http:

My photography is now in the Indigenous Australian permanent gallery of the Australian Museum (Sydney). Work is from Ampilatwatja and Manuwanku (aka Muckaty) in Central Australia. Two sections in which my work would appear are Social Justice and Culture (this section will be open to public in January '13) . It brought me peaceful joy.

Two of photographs taken by me are used in the Indigenous Australian Permanent exhibition/installation of the Australian Museum (Sydney). Works are from Ampilatwatja and Manuwangku (aka Muckaty) in Central Australia. Two sections in which work appear are Social Justice and Culture. I am glad that such an important gallery of the Museum has been refreshed after more than a decade ...

Magnum photographer - Martine Franck, who has died aged 74, was a photographer of great contrasts Text and image courtesy of Guardian.co.ukMartine Franck in 1972, photographed by her husband, Henri-Cartier Bresson. Photograph: © Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum PhotosMartine Franck, who has died aged 74, was a photographer of great contrasts. She started out by taking pictures in Asia, a continent she revisited for weeks at a time, but she also devoted herself to documenting daily life close to ...

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Forty two images by some of Australia’s best photographers are in the running for the $25 000 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize for 2012. Established in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, the prize and exhibition will showcase some of the most outstanding contemporary work produced in Australia over the past ...

What's it like to witness a mob attack, a starving child or the aftermath of a bomb, and take a photograph instead of stopping to help? As two journalists are under fire for recording rather than intervening in a sex attack in India, we ask people who know ...To read the full article http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/jul/28/gutted-photographers-who-didnt-helpIn pictures: the photographers who stood by ...

Maori friends | Te Kete Kahurangi Dance Troupe Te Kete Kahurangi Dance Troupe is one of the most active Maori cultural groups in NSW. I met them while working on another assignment. I felt truly privileged to be welcomed to photograph their rehearsals, performances (along with the recent one at the NSW Parliament) and their private spaces. I am ever so grateful to the Maori friends including Awhina ...

Sri Lanka's hidden scourge of religious child abuse - BBC Sinhala service's Saroj Pathirana reports http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-15507304Pahalagama Somaratana Thera is one of thefew Sri Lankan Buddhist monks to have been found guilty of child abuse inside or outside the country.But if Children's Affairs Minister Tissa Karaliyadda is to be believed, child abuse in religious establishments by both Buddhist and Christian clergy in Sri Lanka is rampant.Yet according to figures from Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority ...

When Worlds Collide #14: Freezing Moments and Defying Time’s Tyranny by Nalaka Gunawardene Nalaka sent me the link to his column yesterday. It is truly inspiring and amazing to anyone who loves photographs and appreciates human relationships.............................Following text and images in this blogpost are fromhttp://collidecolumn.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/when-worlds-collide-14-freezing-moments-and-defying-times-tyranny/and copyrighted to Nalaka GunawardeneWhen Worlds Collide #14: Freezing Moments and Defying Time’s Tyranny by Nalaka GunawardeneGrowing up in a very different Sri Lanka du

David Alan Harvey - Wall / floor talk - Australian Centre for Photography Photos : Magnum and National Geographic photographer David Alan Harvey's wall / floor talk at the Australian Centre for Photography in relation to his "based on true story".Following text is courtesy of the Australian Centre for Photography website5 May–17 June 2012FREE ENTRYHead On Photo Festival and the Australian Centre for Photography are partnering to present (based on a true story).David ...

Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud | Photographs by Jagath Dheerasekara | Curated by Sandy Edwards | Customs House | Head On Photo Festival | Sydney Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud is featured in the Head On Photo Festival . Head On is Australia's largest photo festival and world's second largest. The exhibition is curated by Sandy Edwards and hosted by Customs House. (Level2, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, NSW 2000)Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud project won the Amnesty International Human Rights Innovation Grant Award in ...

I was one of the first on the scene. The Afghan security forces normally shut down a suicide bombing like this pretty quickly. I was able to get to the epicentre of the explosion. It was carnage, there were bodies, flames were coming out of the buildings. I remember feeling very scared because there was still popping and hissing and ...

VideoWriter and Oscar-winning documentary maker Errol Morris talks about the nature of truth, art and propaganda in photography. Drawing examples from the photographs of Abu Ghraib and the Crimean war, cited in his book Believing is Seeing, he argues we've often underplayed the link between photgraphs and the physical worldhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/video/2011/dec/26/errol-morris-photography-video ...

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