Storyology Slide Night Panel Speakers
STORYOLOGY SLIDE NIGHT and panel discussion “Photojournalism in focus –why we need news photography”
Since he left England at the age of 17, Tim Page covered the Vietnam War for five years, working largely on assignment for Time-Life, UPI, Paris Match and Associated Press. He also covered the Six Day War in the Middle East in 1967. He became an iconic photographer of the Vietnam War during which he got wounded four times including being hospitalised for most of the seventies for recovery. He founded the Indochina Media Memorial Foundation and was awarded the ‘Cultural Hero of the Revolution Medal’ by the Vietnamese government. In 2010, he was listed as one of the ‘100 Most Influential Photographers of All Time’ and is the recipient of many awards. Although he no longer covers wars, he’s grown a passion for covering the aftermath of war and bringing the world’s attention to the plight of the innocent victims – the bystanders. He now lives in Brisbane and is an adjunct professor at Griffith University.
Bruce Long began his career at the Geelong Advertiser in 1982 and moved to The Courier Mail in 1996 as a Senior Photographer progressing to Features Picture Editor, Assignment Editor and this year was appointed Picture Editor for The Courier Mail. During his career, he’s covered The Boxing Day Tsunami, uprisings in the Solomon Islands and The Brisbane Floods. He’s captured a world exclusive photo of Balloonist, Steve Fossett after his crash in the Coral Sea and was the acting Picture Editor when Diana, Princess of Wales, was killed in Paris; and when Saddam Hussein was captured, co-ordinating the newspaper’s photographic coverage of those events. His work in Queensland’s indigenous communities uncovering violence and alcoholism was largely responsible for the introduction of government Alcohol Management Plans. Bruce is a three-time Walkley finalist and has won numerous industry awards for his photography.
Glenn Hunt began his career in 1988 in his home state of South Australia, working for a small rural newspaper in Adelaide and started his freelance career with The Bulletin and The Australian Financial Review Magazine, just to name a few. In 2000, he returned to Adelaide where he focussed on the worldwide documentation of horse culture, which has been his major personal project to date. From 2006 until this year, he had been a staff photographer for Fairfax Media in Brisbane. Among his achievements, Glenn has twice received a first place in the Humanity Awards in 2004 and 2006 along with a first place in the Photographer of the Year awards in 2003. He has exhibited at the Australian Centre of Photography, Blender Gallery in Sydney and 45 Downstairs Gallery in Melbourne. His exhibition ‘Equus-Horses of the World’ has been touring throughout Queensland, visiting regional galleries. He recently returned to the freelance sphere and is now working for various publications and corporations.
PANEL WILL BE MODERATED BY
Heather Faulkner is a doctoral candidate and convenor of the Photo Media major in the Bachelor of Digital Media at QCA, Griffith Univeristy Gold Coast. Her documentary research explores themes of identity, place and belonging and their synergies. Her practice and teaching involves transmedia and new media communications and how the visual is communicated and engaged with via print (2D and 3D) and electronic mediums, and the resulting ethical implications. She is a practicing documentist in Australia and S.E. Asia, and a former award-winning photojournalist and picture editor. Originally from Canada, in her professional life she has lived in Japan, spent eight years in the Czech Republic and has called Australia home for the last decade. Her work has been published and exhibited broadly on an international scale.