°SOUTH: WAR / 2009 Nikon-Walkley Press Photo

Derby Chang derbyc at iinet.net.au
Sat Oct 17 03:17:17 EDT 2009

Just got back from a superb event. Five photographers from °SOUTH gave a 
floor talk on their show, WAR. 


Ben Bohane pointed out the shame Australians should feel about the 
secret war and blockade waged in Bougainville in the 90s, a direct 
contravention of the UN arms embargo.

Derby Chang wrote:
> Popped into the opening of a pretty compelling double exhibition 
> tonight at the Australian Centre for Photography
> The Nikon Walkley awards are an annual press award, and the photo 
> section is always seriously good viewing. I distinctly remember the 
> series of photos from the Lin family funeral. They were a family 
> murdered here in my suburb, in fact I used to buy a lot of my 
> photography magazines from their newsagency. The photographer was 
> working for the local newspaper. Normally I never open the paper, but 
> the shots so moving, I had to go through the whole article. The case 
> remains unsolved.
> °SOUTH are a pretty legendary bunch of characters, including Tim Page, 
> David Dare Parker, and the amazing Sean Flynn. The show is hard going, 
> but very much worth the effort
> Highly recommended.
> http://members.iinet.net.au/~derbyc/09/09_10/09_10_south/index.htm
> D


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