Thursday, May 24, 2012

David Alan Harvey - Wall / floor talk - Australian Centre for Photography

Photos : Magnum and National Geographic photographer David Alan Harvey's wall / floor talk at the Australian Centre for Photography in relation to his "based on true story".

Following text is courtesy of the Australian Centre for Photography website
5 May–17 June 2012

Head On Photo Festival and the Australian Centre for Photography are partnering to present (based on a true story).
David Alan Harvey, an internationally renowned Magnum photographer, presents a new collection of work capturing the vibrancy and cultural energy of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Shot over a two-year period, Harvey’s intimate photographs are raw, real and passionate and make you feel like a fly on the wall. (based on a true story) is a representation of one night out that Harvey admits ‘changed [me] forever’. Photographs from this series have been published in Harvey’s new book also titled (based on a true story). This is Harvey’s very personal journey into the novela, a mystery tale that is not about Rio, but set in Rio.
Harvey has extensive experience documenting cultural stories around the world including projects on French teenagers, the Berlin Wall, Maya culture, Native Americans, Vietnam, Mexico, Naples and Nairobi. Harvey has published several major books including Cuba (2000) and Divided Soul (2002) based on his extensive exploration of the Spanish/Portuguese diaspora into the Americas, Living Proof (2009) an investigation of hip hop culture in the South Bronx, New York and Tell It Like It Is (1966) based on Harvey's experience living with a black family in Norfolk, Virginia. Harvey has also shot over forty essays for National Geographic magazine.
David Alan Harvey was born in 1944 in San Francisco, USA and lives and works in New York.
David Alan Harvey is travelling to Sydney as part of the Head On Photo Festival and will present seminars and workshops. He will also speak at Semi-Permanent Sydney 2012.

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