Cover image by Tom Goldner
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 Photo Collective Co-Directors Tom Goldner and Harriet Tarbuck. Tom and Harriet will be discussing x
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 Harriet Tarbuck
Tom Goldner (b.1984) is an Australian artist, curator and teacher of photography residing on Wurundjeri country in Sherbrooke, Victoria.
His career spans art, commercial projects, education, fundraising, gallery management and community engagement initiatives.
Goldner’s creative practice is positioned within the expanded documentary genre of photography. His projects utilise a multifaceted, collaborative and experimental approach to storytelling which negotiates the intersections between social and environmental constructs. His projects have been exhibited regularly in Australia, published internationally and held in both private and public collections.
In 2014 Goldner founded The Fox Darkroom & Gallery (c.2020). During its operation, Fox was an important outpost for the public to engage in the photographic art through exhibitions, talks and workshops. Through Fox Gallery, Goldner curated numerous exhibitions, book launches and specialty workshops with highly regarded Australian and international photographic artists.
Together with business partner Harriet Tarbuck, Goldner currently holds the position of co-creative director at Photo Collective – an organisation dedicated to finding meaning and sharing knowledge through photography. Photo Collective operates Australian Photography Awards, Stories, and the Australian Photobook Awards. In addition to awards recognition, Photo Collective produces a biannual magazine, photobook publications, commissions articles and highlights photographers, projects and opportunities throughout Australia.
In 2021 Goldner completed an MA of Arts Photography at Photography Studies College, Melbourne where he currently lectures.
Harriet is a working photographer specialising in the areas of portraiture and documentary. She focuses on capturing daily life which has an emphasis on the celebration of women. Living and working across Australia, the UK and Asia, Harriet’s passion for photography is created through her want and need to connect with people and hear their stories. Across her work, Harriet aims to show that through our own unique experiences there are genuine threads that connect us all.
Since completing her photographic studies at Leeds College of Art and Design in the UK, Harriet has spent twelve years fostering community engagement through photography, while living in Melbourne. Harriet is a Co-Creative Director behind Photo Collective who run Australian Photography Awards, Stories and the former Fox Darkroom and Gallery. Through these initiatives Harriet has worked to create inclusive and diverse communities through award recognition, education programs and community events.
Bookings for this event are essential. Register here now to secure your spot, we hope to see you there!