No News is Good News


August 9 – 30 2013 at Newsagency Gallery Petersham.
Join us for the launch event August 9, 6.30 pm till late.
For details call Bess 0401 797 746 or James 0414 880 309

Curated by photo editor James Cottam, No News is Good News is a group exhibition of personal work from Media Photographers.
Talented, professional news-shooters, show us what they get up to when not at the day job.

Artists include
Peter Solness
Sean Davey
Quentin Jones
Jon Reid

Sean Davey
Sean Davey is a Canberra based editorial and corporate photographer specialising in photojournalism and documentary style photography. He teaches photography at PhotoAccess and the Canberra Institute of Technology, and facilitates workshops for community groups and individuals. In 2011 Sean opened The Photography Room, a gallery dedicated to exhibiting and promoting contemporary photography.
Sean’s photographs have appeared in some of the most respected mastheads including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian Financial Review, The Age, BRW Magazine, The Australian and The Wall Street Journal.
Sean’s images have been exhibited at the Art Gallery of NSW, the State Library of NSW, the Australian National Library, the Museum of Australian Democracy, the Monash Gallery of Art and in numerous group and solo exhibitions.

Quentin Jones
Quentin Jones has worked as a professional photographer for over 25 years. His work has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, Good Weekend Magazine, and The Sydney Magazine. Quentin is now a freelance media and corporate photographer and videographer, allowing him more time for personal photographic projects.
Quentin held solo shows in 2011 (Lost) and 2012 (#hashtags), the latter included work on iPhone and Instagram. He shoots daily and his series of trolleys has been photographed over the past thirteen years, during which time he has taken portraits of more than 200 trolleys.
Quentin was a finalist in the National Portrait Prize at the National Gallery in both 2009 and 2013. He was also a finalist in the Head On Portrait Prize in 2009 and a semi-finalist in the prestigious Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize in 2010 and 2012. In 2010, Quentin won Silver and three Bronze awards in the World Aperture Awards and was nominated for a Walkley Award in the same year.

Jon Reid
Jon Reid is a media and corporate photographer with over 20 years experience. He has worked for The Australian Financial Review, The Sun Herald, The Age, The Australian and The Associated Press. From 2002 until 2012 he was a staff photographer at The Sydney Morning Herald covering major events including droughts, bushfires, the PNG general election and the Samoan tsunami. He has also travelled to Nepal with the Fred Hollows Foundation, documenting their ongoing work to eradicate preventable blindness.
Jon self-published Predominantly Orange in 2011, a book of photographs from his documentation of the ubiquitous safety-cone. An exhibition accompanying the launch was held at the Wedge Gallery. Jon is currently working on another long-term documentary project, Apocalypse Now: In Response to Anxiety. This project is being printed in platinum, an antique printing method, from original 5×7 inch camera negatives.
Photographs from Jon’s personal documentary projects are held by: The National Library of Australia, The State Library of NSW and the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Peter Solness
Peter Solness is an assignment photographer with 30 years media experience. He has collaborated on photographic projects for newspapers, magazines, books, film-production and corporate clients. Peter is in constant demand as a photographic tutor and mentor and runs regular workshops on night photography.
Peter has regularly featured in media and magazine profiles for his innovative and intuitive approach to photography. In 2006 he was introduced by TIME magazine as ‘one of Australia’s finest photographers’.
Peter has had major solo exhibitions in public galleries such as Customs House (2009) and the Manly Art Gallery and Museum (2012). In 2010 he was awarded the prestigious NSW Parliamentary Plein Air Photographic Prize for one of his night-time images. He was highly commended for the same award in 2011. His award-winning fine art exhibition work is held in numerous public and private collections.