Justin McManus ~ Documentary Photography & iPhone
Saturday 2 May ~ 10am – 3.30pm
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This Workshop will look at Press and Documentary photography in the ever, ever evolving media landscape – the opportunities and pitfalls of the 24 hour deadline, multi-platform publishing and the influence of camera phones.
The workshop will include a practical component with an opportunity to shoot a photo-essay or series of press style pictures
Justin McManus has been a photojournalist since 1996 when he started his career working for Messenger Newspapers in Adelaide.
He has travelled extensively through Asia, Europe and South America photographing social documentary projects; subjects include gothic culture in Mexico City, indigenous tribes in Chiapas, transvestites in Argentina, and endangered Orang Utans in Borneo.
While living in the UK his worked regularly featured in The Guardian, The Times, Sunday Times and The Independent.
Later he lived in Argentina and was a regular contributor to The Buenos Aires Herald, El Dario and The Independent (UK).
In 2006 he returned to Australia and began working for The Age newspaper in Melbourne. Outside of his newspaper work he continues to pursue his passion for reportage style photography and his interest in documenting the culture and socio-political issues of Aboriginal people.
Justin is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including a World Press Photo in 2010, and Nikon-Walkley Photographer of the Year in 2012.