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.

Yelling At Stars DVD launch

Do come along.

On the final, freezing May night of the 2008 Next Wave Festival in Melbourne, Willoh S. Weiland performed her work Yelling At Stars to a heavily bundled audience at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. But they may not have been the only beings privy to this astounding work. Because as Willoh spoke, her voice was being sent via a DSCN dish in Florida into deep space. This was Australia’s first interstellar message. In equal measure love letter, confessional and SOS, YAS hoped to balance the enormity of speaking to space with the intimacy of a single person’s voice.

That was that, until last year when Willoh and I met and we talked about how YAS could live again. Willoh did an extraordinary thing and allowed us here at Ampersand to take the footage of that night and make it into a DVD, which, thanks to Performance Space, then appeared as a supplement in Janus Faces.

So we are very pleased to announce that YAS will once again be showed to a mass audience, for the first time since the original performance, at Performance Space ClubHouse on May 27.

We do so very dearly hope you can make it.

The night involves a screening of the DVD, and a chat with Willoh and Alice.

More info at:
ClubHouse

Jazz does it Rough

Our Jazz Andrews is reading at excellent Sydney word night Penguin Plays Rough. Well bloody done Jazz.

Bridge For Short Attention Spans

Ampersand Magazine will be appearing on the stands at the fantastic new indie publishers meet, Small Room’s ‘A Bridge For Short Attention Spans’, alongside our friends The Lifted Brow, Sleepers, Torpedo and Sticky shop zines.

Ampersand in the Cabinet Reading Library

Something just happened. Something tremendous.

We are thrilled that Ampersand has turned up at Cabinet Magazine’s Reading Library. Cabinet are our heroes.

Those of you in New York City: I certainly wouldn’t delay in getting your body over there. Art publishing mecca.

Check it here

JF launch round-up

Writing this from a suite at the Galle Face Hotel, Colombo. Suck it.

The Janus Faces launch at Bill & George in Redfern was motherflippn great. Thanks to the hard work of the I Can Draw You A Picture crew, who set up a mindbending contortionistic network of cables and projectors and cameras, we had a Chat Roulette lab running in a side room being projected into the main room. It was hosted by Sexy Time – a two-man fortune telling team – and Eduardo Internet, the inventor of the World Wide Web who lives inside a microchip in Silicone Valley that was animated into a man just for the event. Unfortunately SPOD was sick, which was mega crap because he is sick as in sick not sick-sick, which he actually was aswell.

As far as the Chat Roulette went, amongst the plethora of masturbators we were visited by a 12-year-old boy who contended he was born with an AK for a dick, a girl that thought she was on an Australian ‘Candid Camera’ style TV show, a young man that came out to us and whom was counselled about how to tell his parents, and many others. It was all on.

We had readings by Ampersand contributor Lisa Pryor and special guest speaker, Cammeray and MCd perfectly by Jess Cook.

The BBQ snags and beers were endless, and one must have cancelled out the other because everyone was very well behaved, aside from the neighbour from over the street who accused the director of Bill & George of being responsible for Redfern’s heroin problem and threw a bottle at Sam Hodge’s head.

Thanks so very much to all who made the night possible and all who attended. It was just splendid and a perfect foray for Janus Faces.

If you weren’t able to make it and would like a copy of the magazine you can purchase it from this website in the ‘Buy’ page, or find it at a bookshop or gallery near you (check the ‘Buy’ page for stockists).


More photos here on Two Thousand. Awesome, we all look so much hotter in these photos than we are in real life.

Less flattering shots on the ‘Events’ page of this site and here on Facebook.

Human-powered publishing

Many thanks to Jamie Gerlach, Charlie Garber, Jess Cook, Tyson Koh, Kali Reid, Alasdair Nichol and Deb for helping stick 2000 DVDs into 2000 back covers. Bloody legends.

Janus Faces Sydney launch April 1st!

You’re invited!