Exhibitions

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Eugene Atget at the AGNSW

Capturing the heart of a city In a magazine that usually focuses on South Asia, why review an exhibition of Eugène Atget’s photographs of Paris, showing at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, in Sydney? First, this is an outstanding exhibition, by a man who virtually invented a new category of photography. But there’s … Continue reading

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Photo exhibition: Glimpses of Tibet, 1914-2010

8-12 March: Photo exhibition Glimpses of Tibet, 1914-2010. Photographs by Dundul Namgyal Tsarong, Alexandra David-Neel, Lobsang Samten Taklha, and recent visitors to Tibet. The exhibition covers three periods: 1914-57, the delegation to Tibet in 1979 led by Lobsang Samten Taklha, the elder brother of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and Tibet from 2000 to 2010. … Continue reading

Exhibition – ma yellow diamond

Malé, the capital of the Maldives, is very different from the tourist brochure image of the Indian Ocean archipelago. The densely populated city has an intensely human landscape, with walls painted in stripes and patches of bright colour, and words and signs scratched seemingly at random into the surfaces. The colours may be applied in … Continue reading

Make landscapes not war

Angus McDonald catches two exhibitions by Don McCullin in one afternoon, and emerges both exhausted and uplifted. It might be an accident that the Tate Britain gallery and the Imperial War Museum are running Don McCullin exhibitions simultaneously, but it’s a happy accident, including the fact that there is overlapping material. What is revealed is … Continue reading

I Am Anna

Dharamshala photographer Tsering Topgyal started an internship earlier this year with the Associated Press Delhi bureau. One of his early assignments was to photograph anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare, who gained huge popular support when he went on hunger strike to demand the government pass a tough anti-graft law. Tsering spoke candidly about being a novice … Continue reading

Interview with fine art photographer David Roberts

A SENSE OF PRESENCE David Roberts uses a view camera with a 1.6 metre bellows and a 21¼-inch lens to make richly detailed, hand-crafted images. In 2007 he was granted the rare privilege of a portrait session with the Dalai Lama during one of His Holiness’ regular visits to Australia. The photographs, enlarged to greater … Continue reading

The World Press Photo 2011 reviewed

IT’S A BEAUTIFUL WORLD  by Angus McDonald In an age of digital media, the World Press Photo competition might seem like an anachronism. Yet it gets 100,000 entries and two million visitors. Moonpeak went along for a look.  The first room of the exhibit is the comfort zone, with padded benches and pictures of wildlife and sport. A … Continue reading

Peter Bialobrzeski talks about the World Press Photo

A JUROR’S TALE Peter Bialobrzeski has sat on the jury of the World Press Photo three times and twice won prizes in the competition. He is Professor of Photography at the University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany, and has done a number of projects in India, as well as taking workshops. He spoke to … Continue reading

Nihang Warriors exhibition

  Nihang Warriors, an exhibition by Aman Sharma, went on show from 12 July to 11 August at Moonpeak Espresso. Nihang Singhs belong to a martial tradition begun by the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh, 300 years ago. During times of persecution in the past, the Nihangs defended Sikh shrines and the … Continue reading

Butoh dance festival – photo exhibition

As part of the recent second Butoh Dance Festival in McLeodganj, Moonpeak Espresso hosted an exhibition of pictures from the Subbody Butoh School. Butoh is a dance form which emerged in Japan in the mid-20th century, emphasising spontaneous over conscious movement. The genre, which rejects both Japanese and Western classical forms, deploys playful and grotesque … Continue reading