Eye On The Market by Image Chasers

Melbourne’s photographic group, Image Chasers has documented the Queen Victoria Market – the only surviving 19th century market in the CBD, and the largest open air market in the southern hemisphere. It’s frantic in the food halls of bustling Queen Victoria Market. Garish red meat carcasses and cold white neon lighting provide a macabre stage for the butchers who spruik the bargain cuts. Cleavers are sharpened, hands are grasping and bags are urgently filled. Further down the fishmongers proudly display the fruits of the sea. Oysters and mussels, shiny and luscious on powdery ice are closely inspected by discerning older Chinese customers. Transactions are made. Some brief, some longer encounters.

© Jonathan Tversky. Transaction 2. Giclée print, 54.5x25.7cm.
© Jonathan Tversky. Transaction 2. Giclée print, 54.5x25.7cm.

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March

An ancient rock shelter in remote Arnhem Land decorated with complex x-ray figures and naturalistic animals is one of a number of extraordinary Indigenous sites featured in this exhibition of work by acclaimed Melbourne photographer, John Gollings.

April

The National Photographic Portrait Prize is an annual event intended to promote the very best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australian photographers.

May

The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize 2019 exhibition features the 30 finalists from over 3,000 entries, including the winner who took out the $50,000 first prize.

Exploring the emotions and experiences of being a chronically ill, this ongoing conceptual photographic self-portrait series takes the viewer inside the often unbearable world experienced by those with a chronic illness.

The exhibition will be Bill Henson's first in Sydney in seven years.

Now in its fourth year, Refocus Retreat is the premier conference aimed at women in the business of photography. It runs over 4 days and 3 nights (24-27 May).

'Shot in the Heart of Melbourne' is a street photography exhibition by the members of the Australian Association of Street Photographers, exploring the decisive and often indecisive moments that occur in the gritty, yet beautiful city of Melbourne