Cover image by Ayman Kaake
Presented by Photo Collective in collaboration with Nikon Australia, Canson Infinity, Kayell Australia and Photoplay Photography, New Dialogues in Photography is an exciting seminar series delving deep into the ways that Australian photographic artists are innovating in the spaces of collaboration and visual storytelling.
We are excited to present this chapter which will facilitate a dialogue between Australian photographic artists and 2022 APA committee members Buzz Gardiner and Ayman Kaake. Buzz and Ayman will be drawing upon their collective experience as visual artists and photographers to discuss how advancing technologies are changing their own personal practice, with an emphasis on experimental and conceptual work.
Held in front of a live audience in Naarm/Melbourne, the event will also be streamed online using the Nikon Z system. Registration is essential for this free event, so be sure to register now so as not to miss out.
Image by Buzz Gardiner
Buzz Gardiner is an Australian-Solomon Island Photographer with a focus on the Arts. Born and raised in Vanuatu – Buzz moved to the Gold Coast 16yrs ago, where he has lived on and off ever since. Buzzs’ images explore the experience of Melanesians in the Diaspora and seek to dismantle the perception of Melanesia fostered by decades of foreign ‘representation’ in the visual space. By presenting a more contemporary Islander, the barrier of culture shock is removed, allowing the viewer to see those pictured as individuals, rather than visual aphorisms.
Born in Tripoli, Lebanon, Ayman Kaake travelled to Australia in 2011 in pursuit of studying visual arts. In 2015, his passion for cinema and photography eventually developed into a body of visual works. Ayman explores diasporic melancholy and the agony of exile through contemplative portraiture and sculptural, styled poses. His many accomplishments include being a 2022 finalist at the National Photographic Portrait Prize and Bowness Prize, the winner of Midsumma and Australia Post Award, the winner of the Small Work Art Prize at Brunswick Street Gallery, the recipient of Room to Create resident at Collingwood Yards 2020.
Bookings for this event are essential. Register here now to secure your spot, we hope to see you there!