National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011

Light Journeys artists Vikky Wilkes, Marzena Wasikowska and co-curator Lee Grant are all finalists in the National Photographic Portrait Prize currently on show at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. The exhibition runs through till the 26th April.

Clare and Bella by Lee Grant

Enrico Taglietti by Vikky Wilkes

Jess, Danny and Mia by Marzena Wasikowska

Polixeni Papapetrou Retrospective at the ACP in Sydney

Light Journeys artist Polixeni Papapetrou is holding a retrospective of her work at the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney. Tales of Elsewhere runs through to the 12th March.

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Firecracker launches to showcase women photographers in Europe

Curated by Fiona Rogers, Firecracker‘s first feature begins with UK based documentary photographer Tessa Bunney.

This Too Shall Pass – Tamara Dean at Charles Hewitt Gallery

Tamara will be exhibiting new work in her second solo show at the Charles Hewitt Gallery in Sydney. The exhibition opens on the 22nd July and runs through until the 9th August 2010:


“Jedda” from the series This Too Shall Pass (courtesy Tamara Dean)

The 2010 Inge Morath and Magnum Foundation Award goes to….

A BIG congratulations to Claire Martin, whose series Slab City was recently featured on Light Journeys. Claire has won the Inge Morath and Magnum Foundation grant for female photographers under the age of 30.

The annual Inge Morath Award is given to a woman photographer under thirty years of age, to assist in the completion of a long term documentary project. The winner and finalists are selected by the photographer members of Magnum Photos, and a representative of the Morath Foundation, at the Magnum annual meeting. It is the only award that carries the imprimatur of Magnum Photos, bringing great prestige to those selected as winners and finalists.

We look forward to seeing new work by Claire in the future.

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Get Stuck on Seeing


We have a new postcard at Light Journeys – a little reminder for people to ‘get stuck on seeing’ great photographs made by Australian women.   For anyone who can’t make out the detail – the LJ love heart and all the colourful blobs around it are pieces of gum stuck to the ‘Wall of Gum‘ in Seattle, USA.

Anne Zahalka – The Way Things Appear

Anne is showing new work at Arc One Gallery in Melbourne.


Hijacked 2: Australia and Germany

Light Journeys artists, Georgia Metaxas, Tamara Dean and Lee Grant will all be featured in the next volume of Hijacked (Australia and Germany) by Big City Press.

Come to the opening at the ACP in Sydney on Thursday June 10th and/or buy the book!


Lauren Hewitt at the QCP

Lauren is exhibiting in a group show at the Queensland Centre for Photography in Brisbane:

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