Talking Culture by Leica series - 2020 

The Festival has moved part of the Talking Culture series online to connect our audiences with international photographers. We will be hosting the following #FREETALKS as part of our online programme. 

The Talking Culture series brings photographers and audiences together for discussions about the exhibitions and the world of photography. A fantastic opportunity to meet the photographers and join in the discussions about their work.

To be a part of a Talk simply Download Zoom, visit link for each talk below: Zoom in to join the talk: the webpage explains steps to join the talk. Take part by joining us online 5mins before the scheduled start time – please note Auckland, NZ time.  

Talking Culture by Leica series
Artist Talks

Cody Ellingham (NZ) 
2-3pm Sat 6 June
Cody Ellingham will share his behind-the-scenes stories of Bangkok Phosphors series, which explores a hidden side of Bangkok’s urban and rural landscapes and structures through vividly surreal night time images. Read more and Zoom in to join the talk...

Simone Douglas (Australia)
3-3:45pm Sun 7 June
Simone Douglas photographer, artist, curator and professor discusses her work Unseen: Sky-Earth-Light showing Outdoors at Silo 7, Auckland Waterfront. Read more and Zoom in to join the talk...

Marco Bischof (Switzerland): two time-slots 
12pm (noon)-1pm Wed 27 May 
10am-11am Sat 30 May
Marco will give a talk about his father, Werner Bischof's photography 'USA' series. Read more and Zoom in to join the talk...

Judith Crispin (Australia): two time-slots 
5-5:45pm Thurs 28 May
11-11:45am Sun 31 May 
Judith will talk about her latest exhibition, The Dingo's Noctuary, as part of the UNSEEN Festival theme. Read more and Zoom in to join the talk...

Jeanne Taris (France): two time-slots 
6-6:45pm Thurs 28 May
12pm(noon)-12:45pm Sun 31 May
Jeanne Taris Award winning photojournalist will talk about her photographic practice. Read more and Zoom in to join the talk...

In Discussion

Jamie Lean (NZ) with Marco Bischof (Switzerland): 45 minutes plus Q&A
1pm-2pm Thurs 28 May
A joint discussion about the work of photography archives, the central principles of archival practice, which underpin our understanding of what archives are and do in society. Read more and Zoom in to join the talk...

Alison Stieven-Taylor (Australia) with Helga Salwe (Australia): 40 minutes plus Q&A
12pm(noon)-1pm Sat 30 May
Alison Stieven-Taylor, curator of The Female Eye exhibition in conversation with Helga Salwe, as her work responds to the experiences as a photojournalist residing in rural Australia. Read more and Zoom in to join the talk...

Panel Talk

Julia Durkin (NZ) with panel: Jeanne Taris (France), Alison Stieven-Taylor (Australia), Helga Salwe (Australia) and Simone Douglas (Australia): 40 minutes plus Q&A
1pm-2pm Sat 30 May
Panel discussion on the Unseen festival theme and the body of work “Female identity” plus myths in photography.  Moderator; Julia Durkin, Festival founder & director. Read more and Zoom in to join the talk...

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