Reportage Photo Festival

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Published:  September 29, 2010
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Reportage Photo Festival
By Claire Martin. All images copyright Reportage Photo Festival.

By Claire Martin. All images copyright Reportage Photo Festival.

From captivating images of US Soldiers stationed in Afghanistan and heartbreaking photos of a worn-out sex worker in Mumbai, to the bronzed bodies of Polish bodybuilding championships and rare images of Sydney’s illegal party scene, the world’s best documentary photographs will be showcased as part of the 10th Reportage Photo Festival, in Sydney from 5 November – 21 November 2010.

Held at the National Art School, East Sydney, the fesitval is considered as Australia’s most renowned documentary and photojournalism events, exhibiting photo essays from leading photographers based in countries as diverse as Italy, Israel, Canada, China, Pakistan, Antarctica and Bolivia.

“Reportage gives the public a window into the world around them, a chance to experience the stories of other cultures and engage with powerful photographs, many of which aren’t published in mainstream newspapers or magazines,” said Jacqui Vicario, Reportage Festival director.

“While one photographer may have risked her life to get the perfect shot that remains unpublished, another may feel exhilarated by taking a photograph that made a real difference in someone’s life. From the emotional and confronting images, to the beautiful and uplifting, Reportage provides an invaluable public platform for photographers around the world to share, inform and inspire the community, open up creatively and showcase their favourite works of the year.”

In 2010 Reportage will also celebrate a decade of documentary photography with a special anniversary exhibition, ‘Reportage: A Retrospective 1999 – 2009′, bringing together 80 images in a large outdoor exhibition of the most memorable photographs from ten years of the Reportage Festival. This free public exhibition is curated by festival founders Stephen Dupont, Michael Amendolia, Jack Picone and David Dare Parker with festival director Jacqui Vicario.

By Nick Moir. All images copyright Reportage Photo Festival.

By Nick Moir. All images copyright Reportage Photo Festival.

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