Monday, September 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The Jury of the New York Photo Awards 2009 (NYPHA’09) is pleased to announce the following Nominees.
To be named a nominee of the New York Photo Awards 2009 means that one has been selected for the final round of judging, during which time only three finalists will be chosen (Winner and two Honorable Mentions). Considering the number of rounds that the Jury has already been through, being nominated is truly an award in and of itself. We are very proud of this year’s Nominees. It is clear that they represent the Future of Contemporary Photography, and we wish them continued success.
The Winners and Honorable Mentions will be announced (and their work presented) at the Gala Ceremony for the New York Photo Awards 2009 on Friday, May 15th at 8pm in the St. Ann’s Warehouse Auditorium. This is a special ticketed event, there are only 415 seats, and they are selling out fast. Last year, we packed the place to the gills, and still had another 200+ people flowing out to the streets. So, if you want a seat, you have to have a ticket. Festival passes and tickets can be purchased here.
Without much further ado, the Nominees for the New York Photo Awards 2009 are:
NEW YORK PHOTO AWARDS 2009
Dirk-Jan Visser (2 series)
Albertina d’Urso (2 series)
Espen Rasmussen (2 series)
Ed Kashi (2 series)
Thomas Lekfeldt/Ekstra Bladet
Clemence de Limburg
Finalists for the Short film/video awards will be announced on Friday, May 15th during the Gala Ceremony of the New York Photo Awards 2009.
Thanks to all of our participants and the Jury for the phenomenal collective spirit, passion and energy that has gone into this, the second New York Photo Awards. It has been an inspiring experience for all involved.
Good Luck to our Nominees!
Chairman of the Jury, New York Photo Awards 2009
Co-Founder/Co-Chairman, New York Photo Festival 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Italians began migrating to Australia en masse after World War II. It was a time when Europe was war ravaged; many infrastructures were badly damaged and employment was low. It was a time too when Australia was realising that, to have a secure and viable future, it needed to populate. The Australian Department of Immigration was newly formed, created by a Labor government in 1945. In March 1951 the Australian and Italian governments signed the Assisted Migration Agreement. Enduring the sometimes gruelling application process, hundreds of thousands of Italians took the opportunity, and risk, of assisted passage and set off for a new life in Australia. The majority of Italian immigrants came between 1945 and 1972. There were almost 400,000 of them, a significant number given that Australia's population in 1945 was only 7.5 million. After the British, the Italians were the next largest group to migrate to Australia. Although there doesn't seem to be an official list of towns which the Italians left behind, it appears that specific regions were targeted by Australian immigration officials. A case in point is the valley running inland from the seaside city of Chieti in Abruzzo, which is dotted with Australian connections. (this paragraph is courtesy of http://www.jbtphotography.com/il_destino.htm)