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Michaela Skovranova and Danie Sprague | New Dialogues

Talking Environment

By & September 8, 2022September 16th, 2022APA Event 2022
Cover image by Michaela Skovranova

Tuesday, November 22 at Photography Studies College
37 Thistlethwaite St, South Melbourne VIC 3205
6.00pm – 7.30pm

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 National Geographic photographer Michaela Skovranova and picture editor of The Age,  Danie Sprague. Both APA 2022 committee members, Michaela and Danie will be discussing their impressions of the photographs they saw this year, the relationship between artist and editor as well as a broader conversation around the future of editorial photography in Australia.

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.

Michaela Skovranova

Michaela Skovranova is an Australia-based artist working in the field of photography and film.

Michaela’s work has focused on capturing intimate environmental and human stories – from documenting coral reefs and Great Barrier Reef restoration for National Geographic, The Great Australian Bight for Greenpeace and the aftermath of Australian Bushfires for TIME Magazine.

She completed the first-ever Facebook underwater live video in Australia on World Ocean’s Day 2018, as part of National Geographic Australia’ Planet or Plastic’ campaign focusing on the impact plastic has on the marine ecosystem.

Her short films pick up the natural, ambient-lit storytelling where the images leave off with her latest short film “End of the World” which speaks to the devastating impacts of climate change in Antarctica premiering at TEDx Sydney 2020.

She has been featured in a National Geographic documentary Protecting Paradise (2019), a global National Geographic campaign “Uncover Antarctica” (2020) and featured in CuriosityStream’s new original series “Nature Through Her Eyes” (2021).

Michaela is a National Geographic expert and an OM System Ambassador. She runs regular photography and video workshops across Australia and overseas. Her projects involve working as a freelance photographer, filmmaker, speaker and talent.

Danie Sprague

Danie Sprague, Photographic Editor at The Age and The Sunday Age, Melbourne, Australia. (formerly Fairfax Media now NINE Media)

Over the past 17 years of my career here, I have witnessed the evolution of newsrooms which have changed significantly, moving into digital and online publishing with continued dedication to our print media daily editions of our national mastheads. Managing a team of some of Australia’s most talented, award winning photographers, my daily challenge is to promote our photographic content to inspire, inform, enlighten, enrage and be relevant and reflective of a culture and larger society while reporting and visually presenting the daily news cycle and meeting the changing demands of our readership. Former partner and publisher of bespoke print publication, The Dura – a unique periodical in large format A3 black and white, celebrating photography and imagery alongside long form features of both a historical and contemporary nature. I have a love and appreciation of photography and print publishing.

Bookings for this event are essential. Register here now to secure your spot, we hope to see you there!

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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