Tanks Arts Centre is proud to host the national launch of °South’s latest exhibition, PEACE.
Featuring work by Sean Flynn, Tim Page, Stephen Dupont, David Dare Parker, Jack Picone, Ben Bohane, Michael Coyne and Ashley Gilbertson, PEACE showcases a collection of images that provide a personal reflection of peace, captured amongst the environment of war. °South is a collective of dedicated and award-winning Australian documentary photographers who have covered conflicts from Vietnam in ‘65 to present day Afghanistan. PEACE challenged these photographers to probe their archives, finding new meaning in old images. There are no rainbows: these are images from the heart. Launch by Mayor of Cairns, Bob Manning.
LAUNCH & PUBLIC FORUM: FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER FROM 6PM – $10.00
EXHIBITION IS OPEN: 9AM-4.30PM WEEKDAYS + 11AM-3PM WEEKENDS (until 2 December and then closed weekends thereafter).
VENUE: TANK 4
FotoFreo 2012 Photographic Project: Magnum photographer Martin Parr was brought to Western Australia by FotoFreo Festival Director Bob Hewitt to photograph three major port cities, Fremantle, Broome and Port Hedland. I went along to document the Broome and Port Hedland legs of the project.
“Verve: endurance, fire, force, gumption, gusto, intensity, moxie, passion, spunk, stamina, strength, toughness, vigor”.
“Photographer and photo editor Geoffrey Hiller has created Verve Photo to feature photographs and interviews by the finest contemporary image makers today. Verve Photo is a reminder of the power of the still image. Verve Photo will also point you to new photo agencies, publications, and inspiring multimedia projects”.
I have been trying to track down people I had photographed during East Timor’s fight for independence in 1999. The project’s aim is to find the survivors and continue to tell their stories, a task made even more difficult by the fact I had made the decision not to record names at that time, not wanting my notes to fall into the wrong hands and place people at risk. It was a dangerous time for everyone. The other day, two close friends, UNMIT photographers Martine Perret and Dino Soares, graciously managed to track down a family I had photographed in Dili back then. The photograph shows the family having just returned to the burnt out remains of their home. It was tense, as rampaging Militia, alongside Indonesian soldiers, were continuing to torch nearby buildings. I was immediately struck by that look of concern on the father’s face. I took a photograph and moved on. On March 22nd, 2011, it was an absolute pleasure to be formally introduced to Marsal Guterres and his family, wife Tereza Da Silva Almeida Dos Santos, daughter Martina Margarida Guterres, 13 years old, and son, Jacinto Guterres Da Silva, 11.