Canon has launched the EOS Festival of Photography 2010, which will run for three months and brings together four separate photography events around the country – Head On Festival in Sydney, AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards in Melbourne, World Press Photo in Brisbane and Sydney, and The Sydney Morning Herald ‘Photos – 1440: A day, a minute, a moment’ exhibition in Sydney.
The festival should please budding photographers, giving them a chance to see and in some cases, judge, professional photography from around Australia.
“By launching this annual festival we’re looking to really show our support of the photographic industry as well as inspire Australians to explore the creative possibilities that photography has to offer,” says Chris Macleod, Canon Australia’s EOS brand manager.
From 24 May, Canon will feature a ‘festival hub’ on its Facebook page, with prizes up for grabs including the latest Canon photographic gear. In the meantime, information can be found on the EOS blog.
More information follows on dates and locations, as well as a short blurb on each event:
This inaugural festival is a collection of exhibitions and events in galleries, cafes and restaurants around Sydney showcasing local and international photography. The festival launches with the announcement of the sought after Head On portraiture prize.
29 April – 5 June 2010, Sydney (various galleries, restaurants and cafes)
Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards
2010 is the 34th year of the Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPAs) recognising the best of the best in Australian photography. You are given the unique opportunity to attend and listen to the judging process or you can see the images displayed in the Travelling Exhibition.
Judging (open for public viewing): 4 June – 6 June 2010, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Winners announced: 7 June 2010
Nation-wide travelling exhibition: commences 1 July 2010 (locations and dates TBC)
World Press Photo
This exhibition showcases the winning images from the professional press photography awards. These images are sure to inspire, move you and show you an enlightening perspective on the world.
Brisbane exhibition: 5 June – 27 June 2010, Brisbane Powerhouse
Sydney exhibition: 3 July – 25 July 2010, State Library of New South Wales
‘Photos – 1440: a day, a minute, a moment’ exhibition
The Sydney Morning Herald exhibition will be presented at the State Library of NSW featuring prints and multimedia of the best published and unpublished work by Herald staff from 2009 to today. There will also be ticketed nights during the month of July to meet and interact with Herald photographers and hear the stories behind the images.
3 July – 1 August 2010, State Library of New South Wales