Aperture Australia is a photography conference that deserves a spot on your 2019 calendar. Held over the 22-23 June, we celebrate the collective insight and advice from some of our country’s finest legends of the lens.¬†Even if you’re not a photographer, the images and stories from Australia’s best will blow you away.

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2019

INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS

In 2019, we will be expanding into overseas talent, bringing into the fold a more diverse background of speakers with some truly unique perspectives.

TRADE TIME

To complement the tech talks in the auditorium there will be more time to explore the increased trade stalls and immerse yourself in new gear and industry trends.

WORKSHOPS

Education in the industry is key to help build and nurture talent. We will be running a series of workshops that will be at the conference itself and on location with speakers as mentors.

DO YOU KNOW JOSEPH NICEPHORE?

IN 1825, THIS MAN CAPTURED THE FIRST PHOTOGRAPH.

Since that moment, there have been many innovators like Joseph who have created something that has changed the future of our world. Yet, only a handful of those inventions have allowed us to reflect on where we have come from through the power of a single still image.

The work of a photographer is timeless. The images captured since 1825 of different decades, places and faces are a constant reminder of the ever-evolving nature of our world. From our greatest triumphs, to the horror of war, photography has no limits in what it can express.

WE BELIEVE PHOTOGRAPHY IS ONE OF THE GREATEST ART FORMS EVER CREATED.
WE'VE DESIGNED THIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO CELEBRATE THAT.

As the art of photography continues to evolve in the digital age, accelerated by the latest innovations in technology, a greater number of people can now access photography than ever before. In fact, statistics indicate that the average person will see up to 1000 photographic images per day. Not even Joseph himself could have predicted that.

The aim of our Aperture Australia photography conference is to create an interactive space for hobbyists and professional photographers to develop their knowledge and skills while being inspired by the room of like-minded enthusiasts around them.

Aperture Australia attendees will hear exclusive presentations from a select list of influencers in the field of photography, representing an impressive range of disciplines. These speakers will talk openly about their most iconic works, the gear they use, turning points in their career, and the raw reality behind their profession. At the core of this conference is an open opportunity to connect with the personalities behind the camera, and find your own inspiration from what drives their passion.

6 DIVERSE TALKS

From some of Australia's most iconic photographers

DISCUSSION

Inspired by panels and interviews led by TV journalist Ray Martin

WORKSHOPS

Learn what it takes to be a leading professional photographer in 2019

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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YOUR SPEAKERS: 6 MASTERS OF THEIR CRAFT

Attendees of Aperture Australia 2019 will learn exactly what it takes to work for global brands and make an impact with their work both domestically and internationally.

Attendees will be inspired and educated on the gear and fear needed to pursue their photographic work in war-torn areas of unrest, and solo expeditions in some of the world’s most extreme locations. Talks will tour the audience 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

YOUR HOST: 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.

Ami Vitale

Ami Vitale

Nat Geo Photojournalist

One of the highest regarded photojournalists of our time.

Christian Fletcher

Christian Fletcher

Australian Landscape Icon

Some of the most evocative and iconic images

Tamara Dean

Tamara Dean

Digital Photographic Artist

Exploring the connection between humanity and nature.

Stephen Dupont

Stephen DuPont

Conflict Photojournalist

Hauntingly beautiful images of marginalized peoples

Ray Collins

Ray Collins

Oceanic Photographer

Uniquely inspiring seascapes

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. 6 SPEAKERS. 1000 PHOTOGRAPHY ENTHUSIASTS.

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

Limited tickets available

WHERE: International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney
WHEN: 22-23 June 2019
COST: $495 Weekend Pass
All tickets include entry for both days

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