CANBERRA PHOTOCONNECT

PHOTOGRAPHY, COMMUNITY, ART

Who we are:

Canberra PhotoConnect aims to foster connections between photographers and artists in other genres and between related organisations. Membership is open to photographers and non-photographers. Canberra PhotoConnect supports members wherever they are on their artistic journey.

We host discussion groups and workshops, support member-based projects and encourage community involvement.


Objectives of Canberra PhotoConnect:

(a) to promote, support and enrich the practice of photography and its links to the arts and society;

(b) to assist, encourage and inspire members, whatever their existing skills and interests, in the development and expression of their artistic vision through shared learning and collaboration;

(c) to encourage the use of photography, together with other visual and expressive arts as appropriate, to create social value and meaning for members and the wider community.

canberraphotoconnect@gmail.com



What we do:


Images and Ideas: Share via ZOOM, first Sat of each month,

Upcoming meetings June 5th, July 3rd

2.30 pm to 4.30 pm.

     Please click here to join our mailing list to receive links to our events.

     Newsletters with meeting links are sent monthly.

     Reminder are sent out the day before each event.


Print Group/Book Group, second Fri morning of each month, Print Group and Book Group alternating.

Next meetings PRINTS June  11th, BOOKS July 9th 

     In person gathering at Telstra Tower at 10.30am - 12.30 pm. (COVID permitting)

     Numbers limited to 16 (Covid-safe). See eUpdate for details

     

Creative Workshop with Chris Holly

Upcoming meetings June 12th, July 10th 

     Meets via ZOOM on the second Saturday of each month, 2.30 -4.30 pm but the May meeting was deferred because of theexhibition at M16.


Hedda Discussion Group for women photographers.

Next meetings FACE -to_FACE (COVID - permitting) June 18th, July 16th

        10.30am - 12.30pm each third Friday.

     Please click here to sign up for links for Hedda Group meetings only (this is a separate mailing list). 


Dinner Connections: Informal Chat at the Hellenic Club, Woden.

Every 4th Tuesday, 6.30 pm. Dinner and an informal look at art and photography.Hosted by Matt James

Please email canberraphotoconnect(at)gmail.com if you would like to attend so that Matt can arrange for you to be signed in on arrival and will be in the Foyer from 6.15 to 6.30 pm

Next meetings June 22nd (How can landscape photography help nature conservation) and July 27th,  


Post processing group

     Two monthly meetings via Zoom, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7.30 pm

      Informal sharing and discussions on the second Wednesday of each month.

      More formal presentations and discussions on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

Topics covered include: global and local adjustments, layers, masks, tonal and colour adjustments. The focus will be on Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom and Photoshop, although discussion of other software is inevitable.


Presentation by invited creative artist

     Each month we invite a creative artist to talk about their work.   

     Third Sat of each month 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm via ZOOM.      

     Again, please join our mailing list to receive zoom links.


July Presentation by Bobby Graham

"Photobooks, self-publishing and digital art"

Sat July 17th 2.30 pm via ZOOM.


Bobby Graham worked for many years at the National Library of Australia and has run a small publishing business.

https://www.bgpublishers.com.au/

She talks about her experiences with publishing and provides some insights about how to deposit a book with the National Library and how to reach a wider audience with your work.

She is also a digital artist

https://www.antipodigital.com.au/

who likes to embellish her photographs and drawings using her ipad and turn these art works into textiles.


Photobooks, self-publishing and digital art by Bobby Graham Sat 17th July 2.30 pm via ZOOM

Antipodigital

August Presentation by Sari Sutton

On Saturday August 21st at 2.30 pm Sari Sutton will talk about her recent PhotoAccess exhibition "Avalanche" and the processes that go in to selecting and mounting work for a coherent show.

Avalanche by Sari Sutton: 21st August via Zoom 2.30 pm

SariSutton_Avalanche

A Selection of Member Achievements


Our inaugural exhibition "CONNECTIONS" was held at M16 ArtSpace 

An exhibition of photographs by members of Canberra PhotoConnect was held at

M16 ArtSpace, 21 Blaxland Cres, Griffith, from Friday 21 May to Sun 6 June.

Gallery hours: Weds to Sunday 12 - 5 pm.


Reviews

Read a review of the exhibition and listen to Barbie Robinson of Living Arts Canberra talking to Helen McFadden about the "Connections" exhibition

https://www.livingartscanberra.com.au/canberra-photoconnect-connections/


Brian Rope of the Canberra Critics Circle has also written a review of the exhibition that may be read here.

"Connections" Exhibition. Click image to see gallery of exhibited work

Photobooks and Storytelling (Click Image)

A slide show of Member's recent work

Untitled photo

Member Highlights


APS Photobook of the Year, 2020 (Sponsored by the APS Print Group and MomentoPro)

Two Canberra PhotoConnect members have been recognised in the 2020 APS Photobook of the Year Award. Brian Rope won second place in the portfolio category with "Liked"

Watch a video of the book https://youtu.be/cnU2bqeRyQ4


Helen McFadden won second place in the storytelling category with "If I had my life over I'd pick more daisies."

Watch a video of the book https://youtu.be/z4K0xCqoxkc


Click here to see the official announcement and details of all the winners.


Click here to see these and other wonderful photobooks by Canberra PhotoConnect members  or click on the images below to see the winning books in full.


Liked by Brian Rope

If I had my life over I'd pick more daisies by Helen McFadden


Mullins Australian Conceptual Photography Competition 2020

Warmest congratulations to CPC member Judy Parker who has just won the Mullins Australian Conceptual Photography 2020 Competition. For more information about this competition and to see the finalist's work and a virtual exhibition, go to the Australian Photographic Society website.

To see more conceptual photography click on Judy's winning image below.



Dumpster Sketchbook: Waterside by Judy Parker