Still in My Mind: Gurinji Location, Experience and Visuality

Self–portrait on country (Wave Hill), 24 June 2014
inkjet print on archival paper

The exhibition Still in My Mind is now showing at the UQ Art Museum. There is also an online catalogue from the exhibition that can be viewed below.

12th August – 29th October – UQ Art Museum

“Inspired by the words of revered Indigenous leader Vincent Lingiari, ‘that land … I still got it on my mind’, this exhibition reflects on the Gurindji Walk-Off, a seminal event in Australian history that reverberates today. The Walk-Off, a nine-year act of self determination that began in 1966 and sparked the national land rights movement, was led by Lingiari and countrymen and women working at Wave Hill Station (Jinparrak) in the Northern Territory.”

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72nd College Photographer of the Year

Nora Lorek – Mid Sweden University (past winner)

The 72nd College Photographer Of the Year competition is open for submission. We encourage every student to submit.

Read more about it below or visit

Submission Deadline, Oct 1st

If you are a photographer currently studying at university and haven’t heard of College Photographer of the year then pay attention. CPOY is a prestigious free to enter photography competition open to University students who have studied at least one semester between September 2016 and December 2017.

This year will be the 72nd college photographer of the year competition. The awards include an internship in the National Geographic, Nikon equipment and much more. Past college photographers of the year have gone on to be industry leaders with remarkable careers. While winning doesn’t make you a professional, it does mean you are on track to be one. In order to enter you will need to create an account on their website for this year’s competition. Be sure to pay close attention to the rules, ethics statements, categories and submissions guidelines.

With eighteen categorises to choose from, there is little excuse to not submit work. For students looking to have a successful career in the field of photography, CPOY offers a platform to be recognised internationally. Entry deadline is 11:59 pm Central Standard Time, Sunday Oct. 1, 2017.

For more information on the competition follow the link above to the CPOY website.


Freedom Then, Freedom Now Exhibition

Anti-bikie law protest photographs, 2013 Hamish Cairns, John Oxley Library, SLQ Image no. 9352-0001-0022

The Freedom Then, Freedom Now exhibition takes on several historical moments in Queensland when our freedom was tested and fought for. The exhibition shows us where we’ve come from and what progress we’ve made. It further serves as a reminder that we will always have to fight for our freedom, and keep demanding it. Especially in this time, when the right for same-sex marriage is up for vote.

The exhibition is on viewing at the State Library, South Bank, in Brisbane.

A more detailed description below followed by a trailer, taken from the State Library website.

View the exhibition until 19 Nov 2017 – State Library, South Bank

“Freedom takes many forms. Some countries cannot guarantee freedom from hunger, while arbitrary detention, religious and racial discrimination are practised throughout the world, sometimes even mandated by governments. For example, many Aboriginal residents were forcibly removed to missions from the 1890s to 1960s. Even when they were granted permission to leave, a government agency could still decide who they could and couldn’t associate with.

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Water Stories: The global water crisis in pictures

Shrimp fishing, Lake Hong, Hubei Province, China, 2015. © Mustafah Abdulaziz / WWF-UK

15-26 September – Brisbane Southbank

Since 2011, American photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz has travelled the world for his long-term photographic project on water. His powerful images convey the effects of the global water crisis on people and the environment, and how better management and protection of water sources can strengthen communities, and underpin development.

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Alexander Walker

A female tea plucker working in one of the vast tea fields on the estate. The women are expected to pick 23kg per day and work a 6 day week. Traditionally this is a lowly paid job dominated by women.

Alexander Walker interviewed by Samantha Manchee

Alexander Walker is a London based freelance photojournalist. His work focuses on inequality amongst many different societies. His need to use photography as a tool came from a young age, growing up with parents who themselves enjoyed the photojournalist greats. Even though his career has only just begun after graduating with First Class honours degree in photojournalism from Falmouth University he has touched many communities with his photographic gaze.
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