|Janina Green, Mrs Gowron, 2009, type C photograph, 21.5 x 25 cm, edition of 3|
Eighth CCP Documentary Photography Award
Mildura Arts Centre 5:30pm, Thursday 17 October.
Kristian Häggblom, artist, Wallflower Photomedia Gallery curator and La Trobe University Mildura lecturer will discuss "neo-documentary" and how it relates to some of the projects involved in exhibition "The Eighth CCP Documentary Photography Award" from the Centre for Contemporary Photography Melbourne. This is a biennial showcase of contemporary Australian documentary photography which Häggblom won in 1998.
"The Eighth CCP Documentary Photography Award is a biennial showcase of contemporary Australian documentary photography. Since the inaugural exhibition in 1997, this event has grown in profile and significance. It represents a unique, national initiative in support of documentary photography, providing a rare opportunity to assess the themes, styles and ideas that characterise this fascinating genre."
"This year’s exhibition demonstrates the breadth of contemporary approaches to documentary practice from traditional black and white narratives through to vibrant colour recordings all of which have been achieved without digital manipulation. Themes range from the affects of war on US Marines through to dog shows, roller derby and the annual Miss South Sudan Australia pageant."