Having been launched last year, the 2023 I SHOT exhibitions and book launch explore the theme of Home / Away. The exhibitions opened nationally on 25th October in Sydney, 26th October in Melbourne and 2nd November in Perth – they are set to close on 19th January 2024.

Each of the exhibitions has made a beautiful photographic impression on the three Stylecraft showrooms in its respective state. With 45 photographers involved, the images are diverse but always perfectly formed and they complement the brands and products of Stylecraft, which is again partnering with the Association for these events.

Featuring photographs by Dion Robeson.

The theme Home / Away allows for myriad perspectives that range from the close and intimate to the distant and unfamiliar, but all are personal and captivating. Each photographer presents a view of their relationship with the overarching theme that is sometimes unexpected but always arresting.

For some of the participants Home is interpreted as a physical place; some create a feeling, include a person or evoke a memory. Away, meanwhile, has been captured through the feelings of exhilaration or discomfort, based not only on geographical distance but also interactions with the world.

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Featuring photograph by Tom Blachford.

As a supporter of the 2023 INDE.Awards, and returning in 2024, the Image Makers Association of Australia champions Australian professional and emerging photographers and their work through collaboration and celebration. Bringing together many of Australia’s best photographers and showcasing the work of those who are emerging, Home / Away is exciting, provocative and inspiring.

Featuring photograph by Tim Griffith.

Each Stylecraft showroom will display a group of different photographers’ work, and the images and the bespoke book can be purchased in store. Those participating in the exhibitions are:

Perth: Bo Wong, Dion Robeson, Peter Bennetts and Robert Frith

Sydney: Anne Stroud, Anthony Basheer, Barton Taylor, Ben Guthrie, Brett Boardman, Cieran Murphy, Evan MacLean, Jade Cantwell, Katherine Lu, Kiernan May, Mark Syke, Owen Rodgers, Richard Glover, Sara Vita, Sian Fay Kerr, Simon Whitbread, Simon Wood and Tom Ferguson.

Melbourne: Caitlin Mills, Damien Kook, Dianna Snape, Dylan James, Elizabeth Schiavello, Emma Cross, Garth Oriander, George Apostolidis, Graham Alderton, John Gollings, Kate Bowman, Jack Lovel, Lucas Allen, Marnie Hawson, Natasha Alessio-Mulhall, Nick Carlino, Nikole Ramsey, Tess Kelly, Tim Griffith, Toby Scott, Tom Blachford, Tom Roe, Willem-Dirk Du Toit.

These exhibitions are not to be missed and whether there is the opportunity to see one or all three, each will bring to the fore emotions that resonate with us all in today’s world.

Image Makers Association

Featuring photograph by Bo Wong.
Featuring photograph by Bo Wong.

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