Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hijacked Photographer - Oliver Sieber (Week 5, 2009)

For Week 5, January 29th - February 4th.
5. Photographer - Oliver Sieber - Germany (Düsseldorf, b.1966). Foto from the book and series Character Thieves, Reita, Köln, 2007 © 2007 Oliver Sieber

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hijacked Photographer - Siri Hayes (Week 4, 2009)

Introducing another Hijacked Photographer For Week 4, January 22nd - 28th, 2009.
4. Photographer - Siri Hayes - Australia (Melbourne, b.1977). Foto from the series Ein Plein Air, Plein air explorers 2008 © 2oo8 Siri Hayes

Monday, January 12, 2009

Hijacked Photographer - Jörg Brüggemann (Week3, 2009)

For week 3, January 15th – 21st. 2009.

3. Photographer - Jörg Brüggemann - Germany (Berlin, b.1979). Foto, from a series Same Same But Different, Nam Song River, Vang Vieng, Laos, December 2007 © 2007 Jörg Brüggemann

2. Hijacked Photographer - Kristian Haggblom

The development of Hijacked 2 - New Australian and German photography is coming along well. Each week I will be presenting a new photographer from Australia and Germany, alternating between both countries. I will be traveling to Germany in June and July 2009 to do some research and development on the new book. I will be meeting photographers, artists, writers and looking for a co-editor. I will also be looking for a co-publisher for this project, preferably from Germany. I should also be trying to attend Arles - Photography Festival whilst I am in Europe.

For week 2, January 8 - 14th.

2. Photographer - Kristian Haggblom - Australia (Melbourne, b.1976). Foto, from a series A Landscape of Events - 'A Meeting of 69 School Boys’, © 2007
Kristian Haggblom

52 Photographers in a Hijacked 2009 Year!

Happy New Year! The party begins. Sorry for the late kick off, but the silly season has been out of control and occasionally relaxing. Throughout 2009, Big City Press will be acknowledging, presenting and shortlisting 52 Australian and German photographers for the purpose of Big City Press's 2nd Volume publication - Hijacked 2 - New Australian and German Photography. From this short list we will be editing down the selection to what will be the final version of the book Hijacked 2 - New Australian and German Photography. Our project is supported by the DCA - Department of Culture and Arts, Western Australia, The Goethe Institute Australia and ACP - The Australian Institute for Photography.

So without any further procrastination, may I present the first photographer, Hijacked in 2009.
For week 1, January 1 - 7th.

1. Photographer - Frauke Thielking - Germany (Dortmund, b.1977). Foto, from the series '
My name is Frauke, but you can call me Flauke' © 2008 Frauke Thielking

Big City Press in Melbourne!

Big City Press will be in Melbourne Australia Day, Monday 26th January - Sunday February 1st, 2009 for meetings / research / and in regards to the development of the photography book Hijacked 2 - Australia and Germany. If you haven't already scheduled a meeting and if you would like to meet to discuss any matter pertaining to this project (ie. you wish to show photographic work, discuss project outlines, writing proposals, exhibitions, etc.) please let me know what time and date would be suitable for you. I will probably be staying at Docklands. I look forward to hearing from you. Happy New Year. Kind Regards Mark McPherson mobile: 0403 551 265 Cell: 0404482875

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