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2016 CCP Portfolio Reviews

CCP is excited to host this one-day opportunity of professional portfolio reviews with respected photographic and art world experts. These experts include specially selected curators, directors, gallery owners, publishers, arts writers, artists and professionals.

This is a wonderful opportunity for photographers, from entry level through to established, to gain valuable feedback and constructive critique on their portfolio of work.

We are offering twenty-minute face-to-face reviews with three reviewers of your choice from our selection of industry experts, who will provide you with indispensable insight and advice.

It will be a great occasion to expand your network and receive refreshing feedback on your work.

When: Saturday 3 December 2016

Where: The Lawrill Studio, Parkville
Time: 10am—3pm
Price: $160 non-members, $130 CCP members
Bookings close: Wednesday 30 November
Bookings essential—limited places

Book here >

Once you have booked please email your choice of five preferred reviewers to rsvp@ccp.org.au

We will do our best to match you with at least 3 of these reviewers. We will be in contact the week before reviews to give you details of your schedule.

The Reviewers

Daniel Boetker-Smith
Daniel is the Course Director of Photography Studies College Melbourne, and Director of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive an open-access photobook library which organises photobook events internationally. He is an expert on photographic publishing, photobooks and zines, with particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region. He regularly curates photobook exhibitions and events internationally, and is a writer and critic for a number of Australian and international art and photography publications.

Specialises in photobooks, photobook publishing, art, documentary, photojournalism

Sally Brownbill
Sally Brownbill stands at the forefront of the Australian photographic and creative industry. A trained commercial photographer, she is now one of Australia’s most highly respected creative intermediaries. A much sought-after judge, lecturer and keynote speaker, Sally has developed a professional reputation in Australia and overseas as the authoritative voice on folio construction, career advice and editing images for exhibition and web. Sally comes in with a fresh set of eyes and ears and looks at the work from a totally different perspective to the creator. She helps to make sense of the images and has a very real talent for being able to create a folio that not only impresses but one that the creator can feel proud of and most importantly show their personality in. She understands that editing your own images is a tough thing to do. For more than 15 years, she has been running individual sessions with photographers and other creatives to guide them though image selection, career questions along with being a great source of inspiration and helping them to reignite and realise their passion.

Specialises in commercial photography, documentary photography, architectural photography, photobooks, street photography, fashion photography, industrial photography and portraiture.

Naomi Cass
Curator and writer, Naomi Cass is Director of Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (CCP). In 2005 she oversaw relocation of CCP to purpose designed premises. Naomi’s most recent CCP exhibitions include the major photographic survey of Simryn Gill for the 2009 Melbourne International Arts Festival. In 2011 she curated In camera and in public, drawing on historical and contemporary photography, video and installation to explore the issue of transgression and intrigue in photography. In 2013 she co-curated the major survey True Self: David Rosetzky Selected Works with Kyla McFarlane. In 2014 Naomi and Kyla curated The Sievers Project, which presented the work of mid-twentieth century Australian photographer, Wolfgang Sievers as inspiration for commissions of early career photographers and installation artists.

Specialises in documentary photography, photo-based art, street photography, portraiture, fashion and landscape.

Helen Frajman
Helen Frajman is an independent editor and curator of photography and since 1993, the Director and Publisher at M.33, Melbourne. She represents a number of photographic artists and offers a consultancy service to artists and collections. In 2015, she co-curated (with Linsey Gosper), Peter Milne’s Juvenilia at Strange Neighbour. Helen has published some 25 books of contemporary Australian photography through her imprint M.33 – most recently in 2016, ‘Some want quietly’ by Drew Pettifer and ‘Personal Hygiene’ by Peter Milne. She is currently working on publications with – among others – Jane Burton, Cherine Fahd, Janina Green, David Rosetzky and Darren Sylvester.

Expertise/interest are : Photobooks, contemporary photography, documentary, street photography.

Linsey Gosper
Linsey Gosper is a Melbourne based artist, educator and curator. She is the Director of Strange Neighbour in Fitzroy where she curates and teaches darkroom photography. She is also the gallery manager at the centre for contemporary photography. Recently curated exhibitions include SEX and Juvenilia. Gosper is a sessional academic at Monash University where she teaches photography. Previously Gosper worked as the manager of Colour Factory Gallery, and has worked on projects with intuitions such as the Queensland Centre for Photography at Photo LA, and with M.33 for the exhibition Juvenilia.

Specialises in photo-based art, darkroom photography, conceptual photography, documentary photography, portraiture and landscape.

Adam Harding
In 2009 Adam Harding was appointed Director of the Horsham Regional Art Gallery, after a short period as Curator. It has been a refocusing of collecting activities on contemporary photographic practice that has been the driving force in HRAG’s engagement in the larger industry context. Recent acquisitions include Polly Borland, Jane Brown, Tracey Moffatt and Trent Parke. Adam is currently the working toward a once in a generation redevelopment of the Gallery’s Wilson Street building. This project will transform the exhibition galleries; provide a professional collection store and a dedicated education space. In 2012 Adam was appointed to the board of NETS Victoria as a regional representative.

Specialises in photo-based art.

Melissa Keys
Melissa Keys is an independent curator and writer. She has curated a wide range of projects and programs in museums, galleries and art spaces locally, nationally and internationally including solo, survey and thematic exhibitions. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Keys holds an MA in Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne and a BFA in Photography from the Victorian College of the Arts. She was previously Associate Curator at the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC and Curator at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. Prior to these roles Keys held positions at Monash University Museum of Art and Heide Museum of Modern Art. In 2009, she was an Asialink Curator in Residence at KHOJ, International Artists Association in New Delhi, India, and in 2012 she undertook a curatorial residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York. Melissa Keys currently lives and works in Melbourne and is the Senior Exhibitions Manager at National Exhibitions Touring Support.

Specialises in photo-based art.

Jesse Marlow
Jesse Marlow is a Melbourne-based artist. Over the past 17 years he has worked for a range of local and international magazines, newspapers and commercial clients. Marlow has produced a number of photo books, including Don’t Just Tell Them, Show Them (2014); Wounded (2005); and Centre Bounce: Football from Australia’s Heart (2003). In addition, he was one of 45 street photographers from around the world profiled in the Thames & Hudson book Street Photography Now (2010) and the recently published World Atlas of Street Photography (Thames & Hudson). Marlow won the Monash Gallery of Art Bowness Prize in 2012 and was the inaugural winner of both the International Street Photography Prize in 2011 and the Australian Hasselblad X-Pan Masters competition in 2002. Marlow is a member of the international street photographers collective in-public.com and his works are held in public and private collections across Australia and abroad. Marlow is represented by M.33 in Melbourne and SEA – Jacky Winter Group.

Specialises in Street, Documentary and Editorial/Press.

John Gollings
John Gollings holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from RMIT University and an Honorary Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Architects. He is Adjunct Professor, School of Media and Communications, RMIT University. He works in the Asia-Pacific region as an architectural photographer, much of the work involving long-term cultural projects especially in India, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Libya and New Guinea. He specializes in the documentation of cities, old and new, often from the air. He has had a particular interest in the cyclic fires and floods that characterise the Australian landscape and he documents these with aerial photography. He was co-creative director of the Venice Architectural Biennale in 2010. He has twice received the Australian Institute of Architects Presidents Prize and in 2013 he was awarded the inaugural William J. Mitchell International Committee Prize by the Australian Institute of Architects. In 2016 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for ‘significant service to photography through the documentation of iconic architectural landmarks in Australia and the Asia Pacific region’ Specialises in Architecture.

Karra Rees
Karra Rees is the Public Arts Officer at Yarra City Council. Previously she was Managing Curator at Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.