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Drew Ambrose, Katelyn Slyer & Darrian Traynor | New Dialogues

Talking Documentary

By September 8, 2022March 7th, 2024APA Event 2022
Cover image by Katelyn Slyer

Friday, November 18, 2022 at Bodriggy Brewpub
245 Johnston Street, Abbotsford Victoria
4.00pm – 5.00pm

The Event

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 journalist and APA 2022 committee member Drew Ambrose and APA 2022 Documentary Category finalists Katelyn Slyer and Darrian Traynor. Drew will be drawing upon his vast experience in journalism to prompt and facilitate a conversation focussed on documentary photography, the changing nature of photojournalism and ethical practice in storytelling.

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.

Drew Ambrose

In a career spanning 17 years, Drew Ambrose has worked as a foreign correspondent, investigative reporter and documentary maker. Currently he is a senior on-air presenter who reports across the Asia-Pacific region for the international news network Al Jazeera English.

Aside from traditional broadcasting, Drew has been the lead online journalist for many acclaimed innovative digital projects.

Drew has made more than 85 television programmes in 36 nations over the past decade for Al Jazeera’s flagship current affairs program 101 East. Some of these documentaries have been among the highest rating shows on the news network.

His work has tackled a range of difficult topics including dolphin hunting, secret torture centres, deforestation, clergy abuse, pandemic medical waste dumping, cyber-pedophila, enforced disappearances, slavery, sex trafficking and indigenous incarceration. Throughout his career, Drew has been on the frontline of some of the region’s biggest stories including the Rohingya Refugee Crisis, Typhoon Haiyan, North Korean nuclear tensions, the 2014 Thailand Coup, Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Bombings, the Black Saturday Bushfires as well as the Yogyakarta Earthquake.

Photo Collective

Photo collective represents photographers, advocates, educators and curators working towards the collective goal of celebrating and contributing to the changing ecology of Australian photography. We achieve this through award recognition, publications, exhibitions, community engagement initiatives and educational programs.

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