The first of its kind in Sydney, Aperture Australia 2018 was the culmination of decades of thought and planning. The immersive photography conference was held over the weekend of the 28-29th April, it was a celebration of collective insight and advice from some of our Australia’s finest legends of the lens.

2018 SPEAKERS: 8 MASTERS OF THEIR CRAFT

Attendees of Aperture Australia 2018 were exposed to exactly what it takes to work for global brands such as National Geographic, Sony, Coca-Cola and Dove, or produce images for publications such as Esquire, Huffington Post or Rolling Stone.

Speakers engaged candidly on what is needed to pursue photographic dreams, working in war-torn areas of unrest, and solo expeditions in some of the world’s most extreme locations. The audience were taken beyond charming coastal fringes to glamping in the Great Barrier Reef, camping on an Arctic fjord, and capturing that first flicker of light at daybreak.

Ray-Martin Aperture

HOSTED BY: AWARD-WINNING TV JOURNALIST

Ray Martin is the face of Aperture Australia 2018. Not only is he a veteran interviewer and iconic television journalist, but Ray is also a keen photographer and will be bringing his respect for the art of photography to the stage. As host of the weekend conference, Ray will introduce each speaker, conduct on-stage interviews and lead the audience through thought-provoking panel discussions.

Murray Fredericks Aperture

Murray Fredericks

Landscape Photographer

“Move the compositions past the 'surface exotic'”

Gary Heery Aperture

Gary Heery

Portrait Photographer

Ray Charles. Madonna. Sony. Coca-Cola. Toyota...

Krystle-Wright

Krystle Wright

Adventure Sports Photographer

Anything to get to that elusive, compelling shot”

Ken Duncan

Ken Duncan

Landscape Photography Pioneer

“Hailed as the best collection of Australian landscapes ever seen”

Eugene Tan Aquabumps Aperture

Eugene Tan

Aquabumps Photographer

“Constantly seeking unique angles for morning images”

Alexia-Sinclair

Alexia Sinclair

Fine-art Photographer

Her elaborate compositions take on the complexities of history painting by depicting a moment in a narrative story.

Jack Picone Aperture

Jack Picone

Documentary Photographer

“Black and white are the colours of photography”

Megan-Lewis

Megan Lewis

Photojournalist

Winner of the 2005 Walkley Award, the most prestigious award in Australian journalism

DISCOVER SYDNEY'S LATEST INNOVATIVE SPACE FOR LEADERS OF THEIR FIELD: THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE

The ICC is located in Darling Harbour, the heart of central Sydney, offering easy access by public transport, spectacular city views from its bar and wireless connectivity.

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THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE IS A SPRINGBOARD FOR LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHERS SEEKING TO TAKE THEIR SKILLS AND PASSION TO THE NEXT LEVEL, JUST LIKE THE SPEAKERS HAVE

POWERFUL PRESENTATIONS. AWE-INSPIRING PHOTOGRAPHY.

LANDSCAPE. PORTRAIT. ADVENTURE. DOCUMENTARY...

1 WEEKEND. 8 SPEAKERS. 1000 PHOTOGRAPHY ENTHUSIASTS.

EXPLORE THE ART FORM. TRAVEL. GEAR. INSIDER TIPS.

Tickets available for 2019

WHERE: International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney
WHEN: 22-23 June, 2019
COST: $495 Weekend Pass

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