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fotoAID -photographic community bushfire recovery charity events

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QUEENSLAND CENTRE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

6 MAUD STREET

NEWSTEAD

BRISBANE, QLD 4006

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Photographers rally behind bushfire victims. The Queensland photographic community is being called on to support fotoAID charity events.

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Photographers rally behind bushfire victims

The Queensland photographic community is being called on to support fotoAID, a series of charity events for fire-ravaged communities and wildlife being held in conjunction with the Queensland Centre for Photography.

QCFP and The Maud Street Photo Gallery director, Irena Prikryl, says interest is strong amongst members of the local photographic industry, with the initiative also being supported by leading photographers from around the world.

“We are reaching out to the photographic community to donate their talent and expertise for a week-long series of curated events. Our intention is to assist devastated bushfire communities to help rebuild their lives,” she said. "QCFP has donated The Maud Street Photo Gallery space and support for the events", and added, “The quality of art donated, together with the standing of our speakers will be a valuable source for charity and community involvement.”

Driving the event is local professional photographer and filmmaker Damian Caniglia who says “It’s important for the photography community to come together with a show of support for victims of this tragedy, both in terms of financial assistance, as well as a community approach to understanding that the rebuild process doesn’t just include houses and buildings. Supporting people through their personal recovery after such difficult times is equally important and often takes a lot longer”.

Six-time Australian Professional Nature Photographer of the Year, Darren Jew, is encouraging photographers to become involved in the events in any way they can: “This ongoing tragedy is shared by all Australians. Apart from the immediate desire to reach out and help those affected, the fact is that all our work as photographers is derived directly from nature and community, so it’s our collective responsibility to return the favour” says Darren.

fotoAID events include:

  • fotoAID Print Swap a week-long exhibition featuring the work of some of Queensland’s leading photographers. Open to the public (Gold coin donation). Works for sale.

  • fotoAID Conference “Responding to human tragedy through reportage and photo-essay’’ 

  • fotoAID Print Auction of works by some of the world’s leading photographers.

The fotoAID Print Swap Exhibition opens to the public on February 18th, and the conference will be held on the weekend of February 22nd and 23rd. The Print Auction will take place on February 22. The events will be held at The Maud Street Photo Gallery, located at 6 Maud Street, Newstead.

For further information on how you can become involved, and for conference and exhibition updates please contact:

The organisers and participants in fotoAID offer their condolences to the families and communities who have suffered such grievous loss in these horrific circumstances. We would like to thank to all the emergency services, volunteer services, photographers, supporters and other members of the public who are helping to support the rebuilding of communities during such difficult times.

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QUEENSLAND CENTRE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

6 MAUD STREET

NEWSTEAD

BRISBANE, QLD 4006

Australia

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