On Reading: Photobooks
Group Exhibition
24 July - 7 August

Exhibition Reception Friday 29 July 6pm


Gust Front | A Slideshow
 by Nick Moir

 Friday 29 July 6:30pm

($10 at the door)
On Reading: Photobooks
Group Exhibition
24 July - 7 August

Exhibition Reception Friday 29 July 6pm
Michael Coyne reading Sebastio Salgado.

As part of the Brisbane Photobook Club’s celebrations for World Photobook Day (WPBD) 2015, Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper coordinated an exhibition at Maud Gallery in Brisbane that featured 67 Australian, New Zealand and international photographers' self-portraits, made whilst reading their favourite photobooks. The photographers were also asked to write about their favourite book, which accompanied their self-portrait.

Due to the interest in the original concept the project has been extended and re-titled  On Reading: Photobooks. The extended phase of this project is inspired by the book On Reading, in which André Kertész brought together a large number of photographs that he had made over many years of people reading books in all kinds of places. In February this year a selection of contributions to the project were presented at Photobook New Zealand and now a special curated set will be shown at The Photography Room in Canberra from 24 July - 7 August.

Photographers included in the show are: Ying Ang, Daniel Boetker-Smith, Martin Parr, Larissa Leclair, Harvey Benge, Louis Porter, Stephen Dupont, Gael Newton, Jack Piccone, Juno Gemes, Kelly Hussey-Smith, Sam Harris, Marshall Webber, Michael Coyne, Libby Jeffries, Alison Stieven-Taylor, Garry Trinh, Matt Johnston and more.

Gust Front | A Slideshow
Nick Moir

Friday 29 July 2016

6.30pm - 7.30pm
Dusty Gust Front, Texas (2016). © Nick Moir/Oculi

Join us at The Photography Room for a one night slideshow presentation by Australian photographer and member of the Oculi Collective, Nick Moir. Nick will present a slide show of his most recent photographs, made on a ten-day storm chasing expedition in Tornado Alley, taking in the American states of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Nick will provide commentary about his work and practice, taking questions from the audience throughout the evening. This presentation is the first public screening of Nick's new work, a world premiere, if you will.

Nick was first employed as a photographer at The Sydney Morning Herald in 1993, covering daily news, politics and crime. In the late 90's Nick started specialising in severe weather and bushfire photography and has continued covering major weather events in Australia and overseas since then.

Nick was awarded Australian Press Photographer of the Year in 2002 and won a World Press Photo Award in 2003. Nick was invited to the Walkley Advisory Board as a photojournalism specialist in 2013, and continues to cover stories pertaining to weather and the environment. 

Nick co-founded Oculi photo collective in 1999 and lives in Sydney with his wife and four children.

This is an opportunity to see one of Australia's finest documentary photographers show and talk about his work. An event not to be missed.

$10 at the door.

A selection of Eden Road wines and will be served.

Gust Front, Kansas (2016) Â© Nick Moir/Oculi

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