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Close Reading Club – August 2019

Current CCP-curated exhibition Why Take Pictures? asks what motivates a photographer to capture images and approach life through the lens. Artists Alan Constable, Lyndal Irons, Glenn Sloggett, Michelle Tran, and David Wadelton present a broad cross-section of different approaches to making photographs. Through the presentation of these modes alongside each other, Why Take Pictures? considers the divergent motivations and compulsions as to why we take images in the first place.

During Why Take Pictures?, CCP is posing this question to its Members. You might consider your own relationship to photography, the motivations of your peers, or the practices of artists that you admire.

The Close Reading Club (CRC) gives Members the opportunity to present and participate in a dialogue around photography in a friendly, supportive and enquiring environment. Members are invited to select a photograph in response to Why Take Pictures?, be it their own, another photographer’s, or featured in CCP’s current exhibitions, to discuss with the group. We extend this invitation to be inclusive of all Members, with no experience or expertise necessary.

CCP hopes this will provide Members a place to share and discover spectacular, surprising, impactful and complex images and interpretations alongside like-minded colleagues. The CRC is a space for conversation and discourse in a comfortable, intimate setting.

RSVP: Places are limited. To book your place as an audience member, please write to or following the button below. If you wish to share an image, please email Hugh stating your interest by Saturday 10 August. 

We welcome Members to attend as the audience and feel free to bring a friend!

11 am–12 pm, Sunday 11 August 2019

Centre for Contemporary Photography
404 George Street, Fitzroy

Members free, friends gold coin donation

Tea and coffee provided.

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