Tourisms (IPF)

As part of Independent Photography Festival we are proud to be hosting the Tourisms group show. Eight photographers from Australia and abroad present personalised travel guides to the cities, towns and countries they hail from - or those they've visited.

Art Exhibition previously on at Colour Factory Gallery in Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 07 November 2013 to Saturday 30 November 2013
Launch Thursday 07 November 2013, 6-8pm

Tourisms (IPF) image

Published by Colour Factory Gallery on Thursday 14 November 2013.
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Replicating the on-screen experience found in the Tourisms archive, new work from the featured artists will be accompanied by interactive components representing the recommended tips, listening, reading and travel trail.

The Independent Photography Festival (IPF) 2013 is Melbourne’s second annual celebration of independent photography, its application and practice.

Initiated by Hard Workers Club & Smalltime Projects and hosted by some of Melbourne’s best small galleries and project spaces, IPF 2013 will present a series of exhibitions by Australian photographers and international guests. Festival hub Magic Johnston Cultural Complex will host our annual Photo Book & Zine Fair, the AUS premiere screening of Everybody Street and IPF’s international Photo Prize exhibition as well as a hands-on Workshop Day. New to the program this year is the IPF Kiosk – on the northeast corner of Lonsdale Street and Swanston Street – where we’ll be selling photo books, zines and more throughout the festival.

While we’re eternally grateful to The Internet for the infinite platform it gives us to connect, collaborate and communicate, we feel that for too long our altogether analogue, manual and physical practice has been confined to blogs, tumblrs and dedicated websites. IPF hopes to bring together the living, breathing artists and creatives who make up our inclusive but nowadays very screen-based discipline. The program introduces hard-working, autonomous, passionate, and progressive photographers who are creating for the love of shooting and shooting for the love of creating.