Interview – Bird in Flight Magazine – Russia

Recently i did an interview with Olga Bubich for the Russian photography & visual culture magazine ‘Bird in Flight’. We discussed parenthood, photography and my photobook The Middle of Somewhere.

YOU CAN READ THE INTERVIEW HERE

NOTE: At the time of writing (Oct 30th 2018) it’s not yet translated to english, but google translate does a reasonably good job…

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FESTIVAL DE LA LUZ – BUENOS AIRES

EXHIBITION, WORKSHOP & TALKS

EXHIBITION:

August 2nd – September 4th, 2018, The Middle of Somewhere is being exhibited at Centro Cultural el mas acá, Buenos Aires, Argentina as part of Festival de la Luz, the biggest event of its kind in Latin America, with exhibitions of national and foreign artists in museums, cultural centers, and art spaces across Argentina.

 

 

 

WORKSHOP:  The Photobook Process – Case Study: ‘The Middle of Somewhere’

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It was a pleasure to be hosted by Escuela Argentina de Fotografia. My workshop was about the process of making photobooks, dummies, edit books and journals. Including a deconstruction of the 9 months process of making The Middle of Somewhere.  It’s very rewarding when the students are so engaged and enthusiastic.  Thanks for having me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TALKS: From London to the Bush

In conjunction with my exhibition and workshop i also gave two talks. Firstly ‘From London to the Bush’ looking at my life journey and career in photography at Centro Cultural el mas acá. Secondly, Professor Jose Nuno of the National University of Tucumán, invited me to talk with his 2nd year degree students about my career experiences and working process.

Audience preceding my talk ‘From London to the Bush’ at Centro Cultural mas acá, 4th August,

Prof. Jose Nuno of National University of Tucumán introducing me to his 2nd year degree students

 

 

 

EXHIBITION IN BUENOS AIRES

The Middle of Somewhere will be exhibited at Festival de la Luz, Argentina.The Encuentros AbiertosFestival de la Luz is the biggest event of its kind in Latin America, with exhibitions of national and foreign artists in museums, cultural centers, and art spaces across Argentina.

I will also be presenting ‘The Photobook Process’ at the EAF Argentina School of Photography,

and delivering my talk ‘From London to the Bush’ at Centro Cultural mas acá, 4th August, 18:00hrs.

My trip to Argentina is made possible with the support of the Western Australian Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

 

 

 

PERTH TALK & SLIDESHOW – Sunday 1st July

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Come along to this educational talk from professional photographer Sam Harris. Hear about his journey from living his dream to become a professional photographer in the fast paced lifestyle of Central London’s music scene. At the height of his career he then took his family away from London to the Australian bush to recapture his passion for photography. This journey was recorded and turned into an award winning book – The Middle of Somewhere.

The Middle of Somewhere was a finalist at the POYi Awards for Best Photography Book, won the Australian Photobook of the Year 2015 People’s Choice Award, won the AIPP Book of the Year 2016, was a finalist at Les Rencontres d’Arles Book Award 2015 and at GuatePhoto Festival, Photo Espana, Athens Photo Festival, and Ceiba won the LUCIE Award for book publisher of the year 2015!

Sam’s journey, the equipment he used, how he met his clients, curated his award winning book, all will be revealed in this inspirational talk, aptly named from London to the Bush.

SUNDAY 1ST JULY 2018 6-8PM.

Shoot Photography Workshop,

232 Stirling St, Perth

MORE INFO AND TICKETS CLICK HERE

 

MORAN PHOTO PRIZE – FINALIST EXHIBITION

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The Last Dance – from work-in-progress ‘Neighbours’  © Sam Harris 2018

I’m delighted, honored and grateful to have two images from my work-in-progress ‘Neighbours’ in this years finalist exhibition of the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize. The exhibition opens Saturday May 5th at Juniper Hall, Paddington, Sydney. The Moran Photo Prize invites photographers to interpret ‘Contemporary Life in Australia’ and of the a prize of $50,000 for the lucky winner! Congratulations and good luck to all the finalists, there are so many great images this year. You can see the 30 finalists images here

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Sisters – from work-in-progress ‘Neighbours’ © Sam Harris 2018

 

FAEMA 70th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION ASSIGNMENT

FAEMA is a  historical brand operating in the world of professional coffee machines. To celebrate their 70th anniversary eight photographers from around the world were commissioned to interpret the FAEMA brand and to celebrate the global presence and appreciation of the great Italian espresso tradition.

I was asked to go to Sydney and with the help of Vittoria coffee, photograph Australian coffee culture; from hipster cafes to 5 star hotels and restaurants. The resulting images were part of the exhibitionExpress your Art‘ at the MUMAC (Museum of the coffee machine) Milan, Italy.

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The project was art directed by the Eyesopen! who chose photographers with different traits and styles. The eight chosen photographers came from several countries around the world – diversity was key.

It’s hard to make a corporate project artistic,” – “But we managed to do so just because the images spoke volumes. For example, Sam Harris chose the endless sea in Australia as the backdrop for almost dreamlike compositions that conjure up universal images. In his intimate style, when capturing personal family moments he let himself be inspired by the colours and sensations that the locations evoked within him, thus transporting us as observers there too.” Barbara Silbe, Eyesopen!

 

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You can go on a virtual tour of the exhibition here, and read more about the project and photographers here.

NEW WORK EXHIBITED at BRAG

A few images from my work-in-progress ‘Neighbours’ are being exhibited in Western Australia at Bunbury Regional Art Gallery as part of the South West Art Now (SWAN) exhibition. What i love about this exhibition is the opportunity to exhibit along side other regional artists in a variety of mediums including painting and sculpture. There are so many talented artists down here!

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Images from work-in-progress ‘Neighbours’ project. All photos © Sam Harris 2018