About the conference

Within the ever-evolving photographic landscape, it’s becoming increasingly important to think about what lies beyond the horizon.

We’re inspired to share knowledge and encourage open conversations. The symposium seeks to cultivate interaction and connection in photography, and further visibilities. As a kind of visual meeting place or think-tank, this symposium is an opportunity for the photographic community to share different practices, gain insights into other artists’ work and inspire critical discussion around emerging trends and ideas in photography and visual culture.


We are searching for avenues beyond the traditional in presenting photography. Our ambition is to shed our skins; to talk about the ups and downs of creative life, to connect through our shared experiences and encourage each other. We have invited an incredible group of artists from around the world to join us and share their creative process and insights. Our confirmed speakers are:


9-10am Ticket opening

10am Welcome
10.30am Nico Baumgarten (Berlin)*
11am Alan Hill (AUS)
11.30am Break

12pm Gareth Phillips (UK)
12.30pm Mustafah Abdulaziz (US)
1pm Bryan Derballa (US)
1.30pm break

2.30pm Alana Holmberg (AUS)
3pm Panel discussion:
Libby Jeffrey, Elliot Chapple - Pozible,
Nikki Toole and Min Manifold
4pm Break

4.30pm Judith Crispin (AUS)
5pm Kristian Häggblom (AUS)


10am Lars Boering - Executive Director of the World Press Photo Foundation (Amsterdam)*
10.30am John Feely (AUS)
11am Jared Moossy (US)
11.30am Break

12pm Raphaela Rosella (AUS)
12.30pm Katrin Koenning (AUS)
1pm Kelly Hussey-Smith (AUS)
1.30pm Break

2.30pm Talia Herman (US)
3pm Philip Montgomery (US)
3.30pm Madeléna Rehorek and
Isabella Capezio - Dysturb (AUS)
4pm Break

4.30pm Manuel Sigrist - Musée de l’Elysée (Switzerland)*
5pm MJR + Oculi collective

*via Skype

For detailed biographies of our presenters, please visit our speakers page.



The conference will be held on Saturday 18 February and Sunday 19 February, 2017 at
RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University
SAB Building (Interactive Theatre 80.02.2)
445 Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

RMIT University has a strong history of photography education, their bachelor program is the longest running in the world. The city campus is in the heart of Melbourne, easily accessible by public transport.



A weekend pass is $100 (+GST) and student/concession tickets are $70 (+GST).
Daily (Saturday or Sunday) tickets are availabe from $50/$35 (+GST)

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