A series of online talks by photographers from home and abroad.
These meetings are held via Zoom on the first Monday of each month for Dunedin Photographic Society members. If you are not a member and are interested in participating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
6th July 7.30pm
Mark Pain http://www.markpain.com/
World class sports photography is Mark’s speciality.
Mark Pain is a multi-award winning sports photographer with over 25 years experience and international recognition. Covering major events worldwide from the Olympic Games to the Ryder Cup, and from football and rugby World Cups to World Championship athletics, Mark has worked at the top of his profession for many years and was Chief Sports Photographer of the Mail On Sunday for over twenty years.
He captures Premier League football action most weeks, as well as taking portraits and features of the biggest and best stars in the world of sport, working for both editorial and corporate clients.
Having won many competitions and been highly commended on numerous occasions, including as a sports finalist in the World Press Photo 1998, Mark was named as the Sports Photographer of the Year in 2005 and 2011 at the British Press Awards.
He was named as the British Airways Olympic Photographer Of The Year 2012 at the prestigious UK Guild Of Picture Editors Awards.
In 2011 Mark successfully launched the first dedicated Sports Photography School in the UK, and in 2013 became a Nikon UK Ambassador.
3rd August 7.30pm
Ilan Wittenberg https://ilanwittenberg.com/
In 2014 Ilan Wittenberg first exhibition was held at Auckland’s scenic waterfront. Titled Black, White & Colour, the exhibition featured portraiture, landscape and fine art.
During 2015, Wittenberg documented the people in the Old City of Jerusalem. Faces of Jerusalem was exhibited at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery and was featured in f11 Magazine as well as in Art New Zealand magazine and D-Photo Magazine.
The Bare Truth portfolio was exhibited at the 2016 Head On Photo Festival in Sydney as well as the Signature Programme of the 2016 Auckland Festival of Photography.
Ilan award winning photo was chosen for the cover of D-Photo magazine together with a feature story from his recent travel to Morocco. He is NZIPP 2015, 2016 & 2018 Auckland Photographer of the Year.
From here to Africa – The Maasai people was exhibited in Malcolm Smith Gallery in early 2020. This documentary travel series will also be featured at hEAD oN photo festival in Sydney. Wittenberg’s Scape collection was exhibited at the 2020 Core programme of Auckland Festival of photography while Faces of Cairo will be exhibited during September
7th September 7.30pm
David Clapp https://www.davidclapp.co.uk/
5th October 7.30pm
Maarten Rots https://www.maartenrots.nl/
Maarten Rots (Aalten, 1982) is a Dutch artist working with photography as a medium. His photographs reveal abstract qualities that can be found in everyday life, often with architecture as a prominent ingredient and a strong focus on composition, texture and color.
Rots travels Europe with a camper van to uncover abstract images in daily surroundings, mostly dealing with the effects of light and shadow on textured architectural objects. Intentionally utilizing the flattening effect of the camera he introduces spatial ambiguity and often provides a minimal sense of scale, which leads to an image that reveals the abstract in the mundane. The resulting photographs often lean towards graphic imagery and are commonly confused for paintings or drawings upon first look.
25th May 7.30pm
Julian Elliott https://www.julianelliottphotography.com/
Mongolia – From the landscape to eagle hunters: take a journey across Mongolia from the famous Steppe landscape to the eagle hunters of the Altai region in western Mongolia.