Kelly McIlvenny was named the winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Brisbane Storyology Slide Night on Wednesday September 3. Kelly’s photographic story about female community health volunteers in Nepal was one of a dozen slide shows curated by Jody Haines, and screened at Brisbane Powerhouse.
A visual journalist based on the Gold Coast, Kelly describes the subjects of her work as: “the foot soldiers in the war against maternal and newborn death. This video hopes to honor their work and the work of the health post staff who support them, by showing you the faces that are responsible for incredible change in health in the villages of Batakachur, Resha and Lehkani in the Baglung District of Nepal.” You can see more of Kelly’s work on her website or follow her on Twitter @
A close runner up for the People’s Choice Award was freelance photojournalist Brian Cassey, with his work “Eyes (…The Soul of a Photograph)”. As a past winner of the Nikon-Walkley Portrait Prize! View more of Brian’s wonderful work at his website or follow him on Twitter @
Both Brian and Kelly will receive full “golden ticket” passes to this year’s Storyology festival in Sydney (Decemeber 1-4). Kelly also won a $1500 voucher from Nikon, who support the Walkley photojournalism program.
We’ll be posting as many of the photographic works submitted for Storyology Slide Night as possible right here, so watch this space! Thanks to all the photographers who sent in their marvellous work.
SLIDES OF THE NIGHT
FRONT LINE ACTION ON COAL by JEFF TAN
This slide show features the Front Line Action on Coal blockade camp which has been in operation against the expansion and establishment of open cut coal mines in the Leard Forest in Boggabri in North Western NSW for over 600 days. For more works by Jeff Tan, go to www.jefftanphotography.com
DAYS OF PLENTY by LISS FENWICK
This slide show documents the impact of powerful ‘extractive’ industries in the mining regions of Queensland upon the fragile environment and local communities, while also recognising the beauty of human aspiration and endeavour. For more works by Liss Fenwick, go to lissfenwick.com
BETWEEN THE TWO by LYNETTE LETIC
Between the Two is a documentary photography project that encompasses the thoughts and experiences of Serbian migrants living in Australia. Notions of space, place and belonging, driven by the question of how one’s culture is maintained and sustained, are addressed through portraits, personal handwritten texts and reflections of the past and present. The body of work seeks to share the spectrum of feelings elicited through the reconciliation of Serbian and Australian identities within the Australian context. The slideshow presents the work in progress. For more works by Lynette Letic, go to www.lynetteletic.com or follow her on Instagram @lynettelytic
BRISBANE – HOME OF PUNK ROCK by BENJAMIN KNIGHT
The Brisbane Punk Rock scene: When The Saints released “I’m Stranded” in 1977, the punk rock scene went from strength to strength and Brisbane became the place for the best punk rock in Australia, if not, even the world. For more about Benjamin Knight, visit BenjaminKnightPhotography or Knight Photography on Facebook.
And for more information about the music of the artist, Hits, featured in the slideshow, find them here on Facebook.
More works coming soon!
We had such amazing entries for our Slide Night but due to time constraints, we couldn’t feature every one of them. Here are all the fantastic entries that were submitted to us for Storyology Slide Night. Thanks to all the amazing photographers!
A DAY WITH DOUK by KELLY MORGAN
In Siem Reap, Cambodia, to see the ancient temples of Angkor, Kelly met a man selling books in the street. Douk lost both his arms below the elbow when he set off a landmine approx.. 20 years ago.
A DAY AT THE EKKA by CHRIS TAYLOR
Inspired by Robert Frank and Garry Winogrand, Chris Taylor captured images of the sites and people on a day at the annual Brisbane exhibition.
WATCH THE BIRDIE by BILL MCAULEY
The collection of portraits of famous celebrities, mostly under available lighting. For more works by Bill McAuley, visit http://billmcauley.com.au/
WALK ON BY MELBOURNE by TREVOR TEMPLEMAN
Walk on By celebrates the art found in the everyday and transforms Melbourne’s urban landscape into a thing of beauty. For more of Trevor Templeman, go to http://tianatempleman.com/trevortempleman/ or visit Trevor.Templeman on Facebook.
More works coming soon!