Australia’s media landscape is seen by many as an incredibly baron, so yesterdays highly anticipated launch of the Global Mail’s may potentially offer a new platform for independent journalism.
The Global Mail will not be dependent on advertising profit to pay its highly accomplished staff which includes Mike Bowers, Steve Crittenden, Michael Maher and Ellen Fanning amongst others. Wotif founder Graeme Wood has financed the birth of The Global Mail allowing its mantra to be ‘our audience is our only agenda’.
As 2012 unfolds it will be interesting to see The Global Mail evolve and what voice it provides in the digital world of news which is increasingly becoming a 24 hour blur of events. Hopefully The Global Mail will be different, hopefully its stories and investigations will continue to be well thought out and its audience acknowledges and values it for its long-form journalism.
After a summer of re-editing photo stories and re-writing my captions (thanks to a certain English major friend) I am pleased to announce my new website is finally live! You can visit it here.
The countdown to the opening of my exhibition is well underway, 10 days to go!
I am deeply honoured to announce that Robert McFarlane will be opening my exhibition ‘Our World Unseen’ at the Lovett Gallery in the Newcastle Region Library on 5:30pm Friday 17th of February Facebook event is here.
Robert McFarlane is one of Australia’s most distinguished photographers with a career 45 years long and still much more to come. Roberts website showcases his extensive photographic archive while he also regularly writes about photography which can be found here on his blog.
The following morning Saturday 10am-11:30am, Robert and myself will be conducting a floor talk to discuss my work as well as documentary photography more widely. This floor talk is a great chance to hear Robert draw on his lifetime of experience as a leading documentary photographer in Australia.