PHOTOJOURNALISTS will share their own stories in a panel tomorrow.
Part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, documentary photographer Michael Coyne, World Vision photographer Ilana Rose and The Courier photographer Jeremy Bannister will talk about their careers and share their experiences.
The Courier photographer Adam Trafford co-ordinated the event, along with BIFB director Jeff Moorfoot, after hearing about a similar event in Melbourne.
Although he couldn’t attend the event, he liked the idea of the event and thought he could organise his own in Ballarat.
“I love the idea of a nice forum to exchange ideas and information, and I thought Ballarat would be a great place to do that,” he said.
He met with Jeff Moorfoot to see if he liked the idea and they have been coordinating the event together since.
Mr Coyne’s work has been recognised internationally with awards from the American National Press Photographers Association and Overseas Press Club of America. They include an FCC Hong Kong Human Rights Certificate and The Religious Book of the Year.
Mr Trafford said the panel members had diverse careers and different experiences to share.
“I’ve heard of a few people wanting to come along to hear from the World Visision photographer, to hear more of the human element.”
AT A GLANCE
WHAT: Bad news is good news: A photojournalist's perspective
WHERE: Lecture Theatre, Old Law Court Building, University of Ballarat Arts Academy, Camp Street
WHEN: Saturday August 31, 6 - 7.30pm
TICKETS: Foto Biennale office or limited tickets available at the door
COST: $10/$9 concession.