Friday 28 October 2011, 6—8pm
at Centre for Contemporary Photography.
Gold-coin donation, no bookings required.
The 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.
One of the 12 finalists will be awarded the $4,000 Copyright Agency Limited Cultural Fund Prize, to be announced on opening night by Zoë Rodriguez, Cultural Fund Manager and Government & Stakeholders Coordinator.
Dr Isobel Crombie
Senior Curator, Photography, National Gallery of Victoria
Director, Centre for Contemporary Photography
For more information, download the full program here
This touring exhibition is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria's Touring Victoria Program.
Centre for Contemporary Photography
404 George St, Fitzroy Victoria 3065, Australia
+61 39417 1549
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