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Capture The Fade Overall Winner announced

A huge congratulations to the Overall Winner of Capture The Fade – Sergei Sviatchenko, who won with his two pictures, LESS 3 and LESS 4.

LESS 3

LESS 4

Sergei was announced the winner by guest judge Bill Henson at the opening of the Capture The Fade exhibition on Wednesday night.

It was a wonderful night and a wonderful exhibition – Bill flew in from Melbourne in the morning to lay out and install the pictures himself – and the gallery looks amazing.

Thank you to everyone that came down!

If you missed it, you can visit the exhibition until the 27th November.

The Paper Mill
Ash St, Angel Place
Sydney CBD
thepapermill.org.au

All the works are for sale at very affordable prices. If you have seen a picture on this site that you’d like to purchase and can’t get to the gallery, email Alice:
alice@ampersandmagazine.com.au

We will be doing an artist talk at the Paper Mill at lunchtime on Saturday 27 November, so please join us there.

And all the winning works as well as Bill’s speech will be published in our forthcoming issue.

Bill Henson announcing the Overall Winner and speaking on The Fade.

More photos here on our Events page.

Capture The Fade exhibition opening Nov 17

Capture The Fade winners announced

Ampersand editors and guest judge Bill Henson are very pleased to announce the winners of our inaugural photography competition, Capture The Fade.

The photographs will be reproduced in the Capture The Fade spread in the next issue of Ampersand, ‘The Fade’, due out in February 2011. They will also be exhibited at the Paper Mill Gallery, Sydney, opening on the 17th November 2010 and running for two weeks. Mr Henson will be speaking at the opening on ‘The Fade’  and announcing the overall winner.

There was a tremendous response to our call for submissions, in both number (almost a thousand entries from around the world) and in the quality of entries.

Congratulations to all who entered the competition – we are extremely proud of the collection. The works are emotive, personal, funny, stark and immensely creative. They offer an insight into contemporary trends in photographic art, and function as a kind of archive of current thought.

There are 15 winners as chosen by Bill Henson and 17 photographs, with two photographers gaining two winning shots. There are also 9 Highly Commended works as chosen by Ampersand editors.

So without further ado, the winners.

Tony McRae, Horse and Rider

Robin Cracknell, Memory

Lucy Parakhina, Untitled 1


Sergei Sviatchenko, Less 3


Sergei Sviatchenko, Less 4

Andreas Stelter, 2

Craig Reynolds, Untitled 19

Dominique Staindl, Free Fade

Victor Wiebe, Snowfall

Gene Hart-Smith, Untitled Landscape

Eleanor Weber, Joe


Tyler Morgan, Reflection


Tyler Morgan,  Aza Blue


Michelle Whitehead, Enigma 04


James Harney, Honolulu 2007

Anna Shelton, Untitled 04


Samantha Hawker, Boy in Versailles


HIGHLY COMMENDED
Ampersand editors are also delighted to announced the Highly Commended photographs. These shots will be exhibited at the Capture The Fade exhibition.

Justin James King, And we gather with infinite momentum 2

Simon Greiner, Black Backed Jackal

Ingvar Kenne, Election Day

Ryan Kenny, Field Day

Levi Mandel, Hair

Mclean Stephenson, Outer Woman 1

Jun Ahn, Self Portrait 1

Kate Stone, Western Gorilla

Jack Jeweller, Late-Crap-it-all-ism

Congratulations again to all our winners, and please continue enjoying the full collection on the blog, Capture The Fade.

Bits ‘n’ Pieces

A couple of fun things are popping up as we broach the end of our beloved International Year of 2010.

Editor Alice Gage will be speaking on a panel at Sydney’s first Emerging Writers’ Festival on 7 November, and will also have a stall at the zine fair, so come say hi.

Check that out here.

Our sister project, I Can Draw You A Picture, is having another live publishing installations as a part of Performance Space’s Liveworks Festival from 10-14 November.

Check this out here.

Stay tuned for breaking news on the Capture The Fade winners and announcement of the exhibition.

Meanwhile…

Carn, dare ya…

alice@ampersandmagazine.com.au

Melbourne Writers’ Festival

The Melbourne Writers Festival ‘Magazine’ gig last Saturday was fantastic, even in the face of a monsoon, and thank you to our wonderful speakers: Dan Stacey (Bad Idea), Alyssa McDonald (The New Statesman), Shannon Holopainen (Ampersand contributor and founder of Gives Collective), Monica Dux (co-author The Great Feminist Denial), Miles O’Neil (The Suitcase Royale) and Gavin Pretor-Pinney (The Idler and The Cloud Appreciation Society).

Emma Schwartz and Monica Dux

Check it out on our Events page.

Capture The Fade closed!

Capture The Fade is now closed.

We have been absolutely overwhelmed with the beauty and diversity of photographs that were submitted to the competition, and amazed by the sheer volume of entries – 737 photographs from around the world.

A very heartfelt congratulations and thank you to all photographers who took the time to fill out a rather fiddly release form and send us your stunning responses to The Fade. We couldn’t be more impressed.

So we leave it in the hands of the very capable Bill Henson, and in the meantime please keep enjoying the collection.

Ampersand in the UK

Ampersand is now stocked all over London and Edinburgh. Check out the Buy page for more info.

Capture The Fade photography competition


CAPTURE THE FADE
Photography Competition

GUEST JUDGE
Bill Henson

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: Monday July 26 – Monday August 30 2010

Ampersand is very pleased to invite you to submit to its first annual open photography competition. Whether you are a professional photographer or a dentist who happens to own a camera, we are looking for creative, evocative, humorous and thoughtful photographic responses to the theme, The Fade.

Submissions may or may not be landscapes, portraits, still lifes, wedding photography, glamour shots, theatrical scenes, wildlife, marketing photography, food photography, fashion photography, paparazzi or photojournalism. They may or may not be spontaneous or staged. They may or may not be natural or digitally augmented.

All submissions will appear on the Capture The Fade blog. Mr Henson’s chosen 16 entries will be curated for the Capture The Fade exhibition and published in Ampersand # 3 – The Fade, and the overall winner will be profiled in the issue.

SUBMISSIONS TO
simone@ampersandmagazine.com.au
with the subject heading CAPTURE THE FADE

ENQUIRIES TO
chloe@ampersandmagazine.com.au

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
- Submit a maximum of four photographs
- All images must be in JPEG format. MAX: 768 x 1024 pixels 1MB per image.
- Files must be named in this order: FIRSTNAME_SURNAME_TITLE.jpg
- One single page containing a max. 200-word description of the photograph(s) AND a max. 100-word biography of yourself.
- Submit a completed and signed copy of the release form, downloadable below. The signed release form must be emailed with all submissions.
-Winners will be contacted by Ampersand for high resolution versions of their photographs. Works will be printed for exhibition at 16 x 20 in. Please ensure that all submitted photographs can be resupplied at this size.

- Only correct and complete submissions will be considered for publication.

Banga Sings, West Brunswick Winterball 2009, Warwick Baker
from issue 2 – Janus Faces

Issue 3 – The Fade

SUBMIT

TO

THE FADE

AMPERSAND MAGAZINE
ISSUE THREE

THE FADE IS
FADE IN / FADE OUT / LIGHT / DISAPPEARANCE / WHAT COMES INTO BEING / WHAT IS FORGOTTEN / MUSIC / THE MISSING / FOG / SPACE / INVISIBILITY / SHAME / GOVERNMENT COVER-UPS / AGING / CELEBRITY / THE UNFULFILLED PROMISE / THE CHANGE IN SEASON / BREACHING TRUST / THE CRESCENDO / COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUNESS / LOSS OF RELIGION / TIDES / BRAVADO / THE WAYS WE MASK TRUTH / INDIVIDUALITY / INDUSTRIALISATION / LEGACY / TRACES / MEMORIES / LOVE / MONOCHROME / CYCLES OF FASHION / DISPERSED FAMILIES / ANTIQUATED LANGUAGES / GRAVESTONES / TAXIDERMY / SUPERCEDED SUPERHEROS / BUILT IN OBSOLENCENCE / DEMENTIA / PEROCHIAL VALUES / TWILIGHT / IMMORTALITY / DUST / RUST / FUNGUS / ASH / ARCHEOLOGY / THE BELIEF IN ONE’S OWN BULLSHIT / NEUROLOGY / COMPROMISE / NEW TECHNOLOGY / BLINDNESS / LONG-TERM JAIL TERMS / BLEACH / THE MOMENT OF DEATH / KIDNAPPING / DRUG ADDLED MIND / APPEASEMENT / FILM / SHARPIES / PRINT / SUPERSTITION / INNOCENCE

Deadline : 31 August 2010

See Submission Guidelines in the menu above.

Email submissions and queries to:

Alice
alice@ampersandmagazine.com.au

- or -

Simone
simone@ampersandmagazine.com.au

YAS DVD OMG

The Yelling At Stars DVD launch was a lovely night. Sure, Willoh and collaborator Thea started the evening with an extra bang by missing Redfern Station and rode the express all the way to Parramatta, but to their credit they still managed to arrive on time and after a wee glass of champez to recharge the batteries, treated us with a chat about the naissance of this brilliant project. And it was especially great to see the performance up on the big screen.

Thank you to Georgie Meagher from Performance Space for having us at the ClubHouse, and to Willoh and Thea for coming up from the great southern capital to join us. It was fantastic.

Alice and Willoh
More photos are here on the ‘Events’ page.