164 High Street, Prahran
Saturday 5 October
1pm Slightly Dangerous by John Ogden
2:30pm New Settlers by Louise Whelan
Both photographers will be attending, talking about, and signing copies of their books for sale. There will also be a number of special limited editions prints available for purchase on the day.
The legendary photojournalist Tim Page on John Ogden’s book Slightly Dangerous:
“This is a life well travelled of a baby boomer who surfs an existential path across six decades, waxing the best of nostalgia against the odds that are self mitigated by the excesses of those times. It is a heritage of the hippest, most gonzo ‘down-under’ attitudes, rendered by images we all wish we had snapped. As if Hunter S. Thompson and Richard Neville shuffled photo cards with Robert Frank’ian images throughout the deck.”
The Hon Michael Kirby in his foreword of Louise Whelan’s New Settlers says:
“This book sets out to capture the change that we have embraced. We have not yet overcome all of our anxieties and prejudices about people of different cultures, who look, sound and act differently. The way that many Australians still treat refugee applicants with hostility and fear is an illustration that xenophobia is hard to eradicate, and especially in a country that started with such deep feelings embedded in its attitudes and laws. Nevertheless, we have certainly made much progress. This book shows how much.”
Visit the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive website for further details.