On the 1st of May 2018, ACP and UTS hosted a special one-off event in which Magnum Photos photographers, Bieke Depoorter and Olivia Arthur, were joined by Walkley award-winning journalist Helen Vatsikopoulos to discuss their distinct practices and the place of long-form storytelling in today's fast-paced, digital driven society.
Known for their in-depth and intimate approaches to photographic narratives, both photographers shared insights into their practice. From Depoorter's courageous and open approach to the documentation of forgotten villages located around the Trans-Siberian railway, to Arthur's intimate and empowering series Children of Europe, developed in response to Magnum co-founder David Seymour’s documentation of displaced European child refugees during and after World War II.
Watch to hear first-hand from two of Magnum's outstanding international practitioners on current approaches to long-form storytelling and the critical role of thoughtful and thought-provoking photography in today image-saturated landscape.
Depoorter and Arthur were in Australia as part of Magnum Photos and ACP's exclusive professional development workshops.
Presented in partnership with University of Technology, Sydney, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Communications, Media Arts and Production.