Ccp Magazine 'Flash' Is Now Available Online.

Discussions in Chat

Art.Base said 14 years ago


FLASH is a new quarterly online journal published by Centre for Contemporary Photography. FLASH features reviews, interviews and commentary on photography and video in Australia by a diverse group of established and emerging writers. FLASH visitors can directly engage by posting their own comments on site. Edited by Kyla McFarlane, FLASH is a free journal.

Read FLASH online

Image: Rennie Ellis Boys with surfboard, Burleigh Heads, Queensland 1978
type C photograph, 34 × 50.8 cm, © Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive

IN ISSUE 1 2009


Issue 1 2009
Welcome to the first issue of FLASH online, a quarterly journal of reviews, interviews and comment on photography and video, published by the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.
by Kyla McFarlane


The Distance that Cannot be Photographed
At the female convict sites I used to wonder where the history has gone. The answer I ended up with was twofold – it’s either disappeared into the ground or vanished into the air.
Geoffrey Batchen interviews Anne Ferran

Past, Present and Illusion in Hamish Tocher’s Photography
There’s a visceral narcissism in the early Renaissance, a kind of youthful full-of-the-joys-of vigour, a really sexy peachy sense of bodies, that is what clicks so nicely with the fashion images that I’ve been comparing it with.
Naomi Cass interviews Hamish Tocher


Nici Cumpston Attesting
These are highly political works, confronting issues of sustainability and the impact on a culture that occupied the place for thousands of years.
reviewed by Odette Kelada

¡no one wants t’be trapped inside a fantasy!
Ellis and Gursky are akin to two different types of popularist art fantasies: the former as charming, nostalgic; the latter as challenging, spectacular.
reviewed by Peter Shand


Show and tell
Every photograph is not so much a picture of the world as a piece of it. Some people don’t believe this. Others do.
by Patrick Pound


(not) out of the woods (yet)
Each issue we invite a different writer to comment upon a range of photography exhibitions in Victoria.
by Alison Inglis