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Australia’s Battered Inland Rivers: The Greed of the Oligarchs Destroys Australia’s Outback

By John Stapleton. Photography by Dean Sewell. Australia’s fabled Outback is now being regularly described as an inland sea as the country experiences its third year of widespread heavy rains, by far one of the wettest periods in living memory…. Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022: Russell Shakespeare and Hermann Hesse On Solitude, the Value of Hardship and the Courage to Be Yourself

Russell Shakespeare, a multi-award winning Australian photographer, differs from his contemporaries in his intellectuality and poetic tendencies. Widely published in Australian newspapers and magazines, he is rarely without his beloved cameras, taking photographs of the many different aspects of life…. Continue Reading →

Shearers: The Photography of Russell Shakespeare

Award winning photographer Russell Shakespeare explains the obsession: I’ve photographed shearers a lot over the years for a number of different publications. They’re an important and easily understood symbol for one of Australia’s most important industries; and there is a… Continue Reading →

Winter’s Back in Australia: The Photography of Dean Sewell

Snow is blanketing the Blue Mountains west of Sydney as a cold snap sends temperatures plummeting across Australia’s south-east. The icy conditions brought thunderstorms, rain and snow in higher parts of the NSW tablelands and north-east on Tuesday, and treacherous… Continue Reading →

My Personal Walden Pond: Currumbin Alley

Featuring the Photography of Russell Shakespeare interspersed with Quotes from Henry David Thoreau. Russell Shakespeare is a documentary photographer who has been covering Australian stories for more than three decades. When not working professionally, he photographs his local neighbourhood. Currumbin… Continue Reading →

A Homage to Warren Clarke

Photo-Journalist, Inveterate Traveler: The Best of Our Archives. Warren Clarke was known for his high adventurism. Whether on assignment or not, he trekked to places no other photographer wanted to go. In recent years he had become fascinated by India;… Continue Reading →

Jumpers at the Currumbin Valley Rock Pools: The Photography of Russell Shakespeare

“For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.” Leonardo da Vinci The Currumbin Valley Rock Pools are about five minutes… Continue Reading →

The Burning Ghats of Varanasi: Photography by Russell Shakespeare.

People crawl across India to die in Varanasi for one reason: according to the Hindu faith if you die there, on the edge of the sacred Ganges River, you will not be reincarnated. The cycle of life, and therefore of… Continue Reading →

The Kashi Vishwanath Express: The Photography of Russell Shakespeare

Apart from walking, one of the slowest ways to travel the 794 kilometres from New Delhi in the state of Uttar Pradesh to Varanasi on the Ganges is the Kashi Vishwanath Express. Multi-award winning Australian news photographer Russell Shakespeare first… Continue Reading →

The Big Clean Up: One Family’s Story Of Losing Everything

The Photography of Dean Sewell After years of drought, last year Australia had one of its worst bush fire seasons on record. This year Australians have shivered through the coldest and wettest summer in living memory. The east coast has… Continue Reading →

Katoomba Noir: Australian Gothic

The Photography of Dean Sewell Wherever I have lived I have always documented my own immediate environs. The photograph above is of my front yard. You don’t get any more immediate. There is an old quip about Katoomba: The Retired,… Continue Reading →

Commute: The Black and White Photography of Russell Shakespeare

Russell Shakespeare is a multi-award winning Australian photographer. His professional work, while at times a fascinating high pressure roller coaster ride, has its decided restrictions. This series explores the artistic side of one of Australia’s most accomplished lensmen. The Commute… Continue Reading →

Covid In Ten Photos

Chari Larsson, Griffith University Our memories are malleable, they change over time. Memories can, however, crystallise through repetition. One of the most interesting things about memory is it is distinctly visual. With time, dramatic events reduce to a series of… Continue Reading →

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