New board appointment at CCP, meet the new Age arts editor, and more.
Centre for Contemporary Photography welcomes new Board member
Artist Hoda Afshar has joined the Board of Melbourne's Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP).
Previously an exhibiting CCP artist, Afshar has an internationally recognised photographic and moving image practice. Born in Tehran, Iran (1983) she is now based in Melbourne. Afshar completed a Bachelor degree in Fine Art– Photography in Tehran, and recently submitted her PhD thesis in Creative Arts at Curtin University. She began her career as a documentary photographer in Iran in 2005, and since 2007 she has been living in Australia where she practices as a visual artist and also lectures in photography and fine art.
Through her art practice, Afshar explores the nature and possibilities of documentary image-making. Working across photography and moving-image, she considers representations of gender, marginality and displacement. Afshar is a member of Eleven, a new collective of contemporary Muslim Australian artists, curators and writers whose aim is to disrupt the current politics of representation and hegemonic discourses.
Afshar’s work has been widely exhibited both locally and internationally and published online and in print. She was the winning recipient of the National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra (2015) and also the Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne (2018). Her work is held in numerous private and public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; UQ Art Museum, Brisbane; Murdoch University Art Collection, Perth; and Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne.
NEW ARTS EDITOR AT THE AGE
Nick Miller has been appointed the new Arts Editor of The Age following the resignation of Hannah Francis from the role.
Miller recently returned to Australia following an almost seven-year run as the paper's Europe correspondent.
Francis is leaving The Age to study horticulture.
Island Magazine appoints new EditorS
Literary journal Island has finalised its editorial team for 2020. Anna Spargo-Ryan takes on the role of Nonfiction Editor. She joins Ben Walter as the new Fiction Editor, and Lisa Gorton as the new Poetry Editor. Judith Abell remains Art Features Editor and Vern Field continues to head up the team as Managing Editor.
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