Monthly Archives: April 2011
A nice spread in todays Australian Financial Review Magazine in the lead-up to my exhibition and book launch of ‘The Mexicans’. For a quick preview of the show click here.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Another story on the war in Afghanistan from the perspective of the invading US Forces. It’s a familiar and almost the only point of view from which the world has witnessed the controversial and confusing conflict. Restrepo, however, was created by two film makers, one of whom was the 2007 World Press Photo Award winner Tim Hetherington whom I met briefly that year in Amsterdam. He was a true gentleman – humble and friendly – and so I was compelled to see his take on a US battalion deep in the wilds of Afghanistan where he spent a year filming and shooting stills – one of which won him The World Press photo Award.
Tragically, last week, while covering the continuing conflict in Libya, Hetherington was killed by a rocket propelled grenade in the city of Misrata along with his colleague Chris Hondros. Two other photographers were also wounded. Restrepo is one of the many legacies he leaves behind.
My condolences to his family a friends.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The latest issue of EMPTY Magazine has hit the shelves and Editor, Andrew Johnstone was kind enough to give me a few spreads…
… from The Burning Man Festival in the Nevada Desert in The USA…
and a series from my ongoing work around the areas devastated by the Black Saturday Bushfires in Victoria in February 2009.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I was proud as punch to be present at the announcement of The 2011 Archibald Prize at The AGNSW today when cousin Ben was named the winner with his portrait of Matriarchal Australian artist, Margaret Olley. Yee Haa!
Friday, April 15, 2011
Hi all. Just a quick reminder that Issue 20 of EMPTY Mag will be launched with an exhibition tonight at Ambush Gallery in Waterloo, Sydney. Check the poster for details and I’ll hope to see you there /// aq
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
My three day road trip on the great Ocean Road between Melbourne and Adelaide has been published in the travel section of THE NEW YORK TIMES.
Monday, April 11, 2011
My first commissioned piece of writing and accompanying photographs are the cover story for the most recent edition of The Big Issue – on the streets Monday 12th April. The story is a personal account of what I saw following the three major natural disasters in Australia in the past 2 years – The Victorian Bush fires, The Queensland Floods and Cyclone Yasi. My sincere thanks to Alan Atwood (Editor of The Big Issue) for commissioning my first story combining words and pictures.
Sunday, April 10, 2011