Cross Projections 2011
Thursday 6th, Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October
Tusculum House, 3 Manning St, Potts Point
Screenings: Thursday 6th, Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October
Evening sessions 6.30pm for 7.00pm start + Saturday matinee session 8th at 3pm sharp
Tickets: $20 / $15 conc. Book online www.crossprojections.com.au
A Cinematic Screening of Documentary Photography
Now in its 9th screening season, this community run event Cross Projections is a sell out photographic event held at the Royal Australian Institute of Architects theatre, Tusculum, in Potts Point, Sydney.
Cross Projections is a multi media, cinematic screening of sixteen photographers personal essays. Their work practice encompasses social documentary and fine art photography, photojournalism, teaching, critique and exhibition.
Many of the Cross Projections photographers have work held in the National Archives of Australia and collections both in Australia and Internationally. Many have exhibited widely and their works are published regularly.
Cross Projections grew out of the desire for experienced documentary photographers to maintain control over the presentation of their work, and to showcase their stories to their peers and the wider community. We, as a group aim to give voice to unheard stories, and promote ethics and social commentary in contemporary photographic culture.
Founder Roslyn Sharp talks of developing a culture of mentoring and an environment of support for emerging photographers. In 2001 I thought to put on a slideshow called F99, inspired by slide nights run by photographer friends in their backyards and living rooms, and the comradery of attending early REPORTAGE screenings.
Cross Projections 2011 has morphed into a multi-media display of sound, text, still and moving imagery, with its footing firmly embedded in social and historical documentary photography. It is a slideshow event not to be missed.
Each year special guest speakers open nightly screenings and these opening addresses are a great way to introduce the work. Previous guest speakers have included Charles Waterstreet, (barrister & social commentator), John McDonald, (art critic for SMH newspaper) and William Yang (photographer/performer).
Cross Projections is a fantastic annual photographic event, produced and run with local community support and very little funding. We would love your support by listing and profiling this three night event and Saturday matinee. These screenings are a great night out for all photo lovers to enjoy seeing the work of some of Sydneys leading professional and emerging photographers. See full list of photographers & stories below.
Cross Projections Screening Dates:
Thursday 6th Friday, 7th and Saturday 8th October @ 6.30pm for 7pm start. Matinee - Saturday 8th October at 3pm sharp,
Venue: Tusculum theatre, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point.
Tickets: $20 / $15 conc. Bookings recommended at www.crossprojections.com.au
For further information and images: Contact Producers:
Roslyn Sharp firstname.lastname@example.org 0407 462 534
Amanda James email@example.com 0411 173 198
List of Photographers for Cross Projections 2011
Photograph © Anthony Browell
Marco Bok "Wandering the Streets on Martins 25th Birthday"
Anthony Browell "Wall of Death"
A family of motorcycle stunt riders who, with their caravan of assorted vehicles, tour the festivals and shows around the British Isles every year, entertaining and terrifying everyone who sees them.
Lee Grant "Belco Pride"
"Belcos a hole
but its our hole"
The photographs in this series express the idea that belonging, connection and identity is deeply rooted in the specifics of one's inhabited landscape. The landscape depicted here being the 25 northernmost suburbs of Canberra known as Belconnen, or to us locals, as 'Belco'.
Paul Green and Homi Vesal "Isaac & Ishmael"
These photographs were conceived as a response to the conflict that has been raging for over fifty years between Palestinians and Israelis. A conflict that began over land disputes at first and throughout the years has become a much greater conflict/war between Judaism and Islam.
Amanda James in collaboration with her students from Edgeware School
"Out of Order"
Teacher and students photograph their interpretation of the alphabet. The bigger lessons in life find a voice.
Tracy Nearmy "3mm Syringe"
Same sex couple Leanne and Sue, together with their good friend John, co-parent their 5 year old daughter. Cara was conceived using the syringe method which is illegal in South Australia.
Maya Newell "Frames and Lovers"
What role do photographs of ex-lovers play after a breakup?
This is a photographic study of the moment in which a person feels the need to look at a photograph taken during their relationship.
One role of film and ten broken hearts tell it like it is.
Adam North "Electric Nights"
An electrifying look at our CBDs energy consumption.
Jon Reid "Predominantly Orange"
Possibly the most comprehensive photographic survey of traffic cones ever.
The documentary photography project Predominantly Orange, published in September as a limited-edition book, is the culmination of over five years of observations of the ubiquitous orange markers.
Roslyn Sharp "Room Two in ICU"
While on duty, the nurses of an Intensive Care Unit are involved in a spontaneous wedding.
Adam Taylor "STREETKIDS"
All-night fast food restaurants, abandoned laneways, underpasses and parks.
Their candidness is raw but courageous, their stories painting a heartbreaking picture of young people who are the fall-out of social and economic change.
A tale of youth on the periphery, from Sydney to NYC.
Andrew Taylor "Forbidden Zone"
The "Forbidden Zone" was full of cold war relics and monuments of Soviet paranoia. It felt of this world but once removed, as if from another time and place.
Torsten "Why does God Hate Queensland So Much?"
The end of a decade of drought was heralded by severe flooding across Queensland. Just as Queenslanders were getting off their soggy knees, Cyclone Yasi struck. In the face of such adversity the Australian spirit of the defiant battler prevailed.
Louise Whelan "Australians All"
From Hmongs in Liverpool to Icelanders in Epping, these photographic portraits reveal the richness and cultural diversity that is 21 century Australia.
Sasha Woolley "Beneath the Bridge"
Jakartas urban poor live in hundreds of pockets of poverty across the city, anywhere, in dwellings made from anything.
I came across one such family living under a bridge, where the trash filled storm drain empties into Sunda Kelapa Harbor in North Jakarta.
Cross Projections 2011
Producers Roslyn Sharp and Amanda James
Editor Maya Newell
Original soundtrack Donna Ross
Graphics and branding Jo Gregory
Web Design Peter Vink
Catalogue and invitation Felicity Jenkins
Publicity Hermione Connon