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.
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.
“Move the compositions past the 'surface exotic'”
Ray Charles. Madonna. Sony. Coca-Cola. Toyota...
Anything to get to that elusive, compelling shot”
“Hailed as the best collection of Australian landscapes ever seen”
“Constantly seeking unique angles for morning images”
Her elaborate compositions take on the complexities of history painting by depicting a moment in a narrative story.
“Black and white are the colours of photography”
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.