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SHOOT the SOUTH – SA

* Through a lens!

July, 2020

Calling on all 14-25 year olds (or any you may know) who love to take photographs:

‘SHOOT the SOUTH’ will be a series of photo essays of Onkaparinga life in 2020 from a young person’s viewpoint.

The shoot will take place during the month of Shimmer (and be online all month) finishing with a major public event on the last weekend.

Shimmer Festival Website, SA

We plan to exhibit a collection of the photographs at next year’s Ballarat International Foto Biennale. 

Prior to Shimmer we will hold a series of documentary photography masterclasses focussing on documentary photography and photojournalism.

As well-known American photographer and member of Magnum Photos since 1954, Elliott Erwitt is quoted as saying: 

“You can find pictures anywhere. It’s simply a matter of noticing things and organising them. You just have to care about what’s around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy.” 

– Elliott Erwitt
Street photo with dogs and a human by Elliott Erwitt
ABOVE: Street photography by Magnum photographer, Elliott Erwitt

The masterclasses will look at the history of photojournalism and involve a number of local well-known photojournalists.

If you are between 14-25 (or know someone who is) and love to take photographs, care about what’s happening around you and want to  improve your photography, apply now to join the ‘Shoot the South’ team.

Only rule is all the photographs must be taken in the Onkaparinga Council area during the month of Shimmer. The project is being organised by AIPP Master Photographer, Milton Wordley.

Applications must include your name, age, photographic interests and the topic you’d like to photograph as well as ten of your recent photographs.

Please send all applications via email to Milton: milton@wordley.com.au or phone 0408 850 667.

Image files do not have to be large. JPEGs at 1000 pixels on the longest edge is adequate. 

Closing date for applications is Friday July 31st.

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