& bios


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9:00am - 10:00am
Graham Burstow OAM

The Early Days of APS and Black & White Photography

Graham Burstow is a renowned and celebrated Queensland street photographer. He has been seen frequently on the streets of the Gold Coast and Toowoomba over the past 70 years. Many of his images from those years are hanging in public spaces in both regions and in many other venues such as the National Library in Canberra. A published author of three books; Closer, Flesh and Touch Me with one more in the making.

Graham will recount stories and adventures he has had over his photographic career. He is, and has always been prepared to do what ever it takes to get that shot. As Graham tells his stories, he will show us and explain how he captured those images.

This will be a unique session with a talented and charismatic personality of the Australian photographic community. A session not to be missed.   

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10:15am - 11:15am
Dr Martyn Jolly
Honorary Associate Professor, School of Art & Design, Research School of Humanities and the Arts

Moments in Australian Photography

The sixtieth anniversary of the APS is a good time to explore different ways of thinking about the history of Australian photography. As a photo historian previously involved in art schools and art galleries I come from a tradition where the story of photography in Australia is usually told through individual photographers or artistic movements. A recent book I co-wrote, ‘Installation View’, focussed instead on photography exhibitions, rather than individual photographers. This made me realize the importance of clubs, societies and groups to photography in Australia. However, their importance to the whole story has perhaps been overlooked. In a free ranging, informal, discussion I will look at some moments in Australia photography through the lens of the ‘group of enthusiasts’.

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11.30am - 12:30pm
Ray Martin AM
Veteran Journalist & Award Winning TV Personality

A Photography Journey

Ray Martin has been, what he calls,  “a closet photographer” for over half a century.

Paid to TELL the story - not take the pictures - Ray was always being told to “ put the damn camera down” by producers & tv cameramen at Four Corners & 60 Minutes.

Thankfully, he didn’t. To prove it, there’s a catalogue of photographs, a number of exhibitions & a book with his pictures, published by Melbourne University Press a few years ago, called "Ray Martin’s World".  Martin says he’s like 'The Man from American Express' - he never leaves home without his camera! Photos from commercial planes at 37,000 feet have become a specialty. He’s got a million stories to tell of exotic places he’s been, and strange people he’s met; including some truly great photographers.

What’s Ray Martin going to reveal ? Well, as they say in the news business …"Watch This Space".

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10:00am - 10:15am
John Hodgson

AV: APS for Life

The AV presentation,  “APS for Life”, chronicles the way John became interested in camera clubs, and soon after, the APS, and the way APS has been, and continues to be, a key element of his life.

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11:15am - 11:30am
Libby Jeffery

Momento Pro Book Competition Launch

Libby will launch the APS Photo Book Awards, sponsored by Momento Pro.





photo book



½ Day
9:00am - 10:00am
The Early Days of APS and Black & White Photography


10:15am - 11:15am
Moments in Australian Photography


11:30am - 12:30pm
A Photography Journey


10:00am - 10:15am
Video: APS for LIFE


11:15am - 11:30am
Momento Pro Book Competition Launch