The Australian Centre for Photography presents a five-day photography festival at its Sydney premises in late January, 2012.
The festival kicks off on Saturday, 21 January with a free display of new work by Creative Learning students who have completed courses during Term 4, 2011. The show will provide the first presentation of students’ compositions. On the same day, the Centre will open a new Creative Learning Course titled ‘Silent and Still Exhibition’. The exhibition showcases black and white darkroom prints made by Michael Waite from vintage negatives that date from early to mid 20th century and various parts of the world. Their objective is to give a sense of people as being defined by their culture and era. It is also free of charge.
On Sunday, 22 January, the Centre will hold an Open Day between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Visitors will have the chance to meet the tutors and have a look around the creative learning and gallery spaces at the ACP. Other events on this day include a seminar on portraiture by Kelly-Anne Denton between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The fee for this seminar is $20 ($10 for ACP members).
Photographer, Garth Knight, will also hold a seminar on 22 January at 3:00 p.m., in which he will share career anecdotes about the photographic journey he has embarked on. A Q & A session will be included and tea and coffee with the artist will be served in the lounge at the end of the seminar. The fee for this seminar is $10 ($5 for ACP members). A free screening of PINA, the visually stunning dance documentary by Buena Vista Social Club director Wim Wenders celebrating legendary choreographer Pina Bausch, will be held at 5:30 p.m. on the same day.
Monday, 23 January provides a floor talk with ACP tutor Michael Waite, who will guide visitors through his exhibition in the new Creative Learning Gallery. A free screening of Waste Land, an award-winning documentary by Vik Muniz covering his amazing photographic collaborations with those living on the fringes of society in Rio de Janeiro, will take place at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 24 January is ACP Industry Day, which showcases some of the best photography merchandise. Find out about how the products are used and chat to industry professionals from a range of companies. Products on show include a wide range of lighting and digital equipment, including colour calibration, graphics tablets, media storage, film and digital cameras, printers, camera bags and more. Entry is free and sessions will be held between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Day five (25 January) is Portfolio Day, which provides aspiring photographers with the opportunity to have their work reviewed by the best photography industry professionals. Places are strictly limited and bookings are required. To be considered for Portfolio review, please submit a digital copy of your portfolio and a bio about yourself to email@example.com.
Full details of all events are available at http://www.acp.org.au/cl/celebration-of-photography