Location: Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries
An exhibition Open Event will be held on Friday 28th July 2023, 7pm to 8:45pm
The Australian Association of Street Photographers Incorporated (AASPI) is a not for profit collective voice to promote Street Photography in Australia.
Held in the beautiful Frater, Hammond and McCubbin galleries at the historic Victorian Artists Society building, the exhibition is focused on each photographer’s personal interpretation of street photography within the Australia.
The Australian Association of Street Photographers Incorporated (AASPI), who exhibit under the banner of 'Shot in the Heart of Australia', are a group of avid photographers in the 'street photography genre', or as it's commonly called, just 'street'.
Shot in the Heart of Australia is a street photography and photojournalism exhibition that celebrates the decisive, and often indecisive, but always graceful moments on the streets of Australia.
This will be the 11th annual AASPI exhibition showcasing individual captures from diverse and enthusiastic collective of street photographers with a focus on Australia.
They capture ephemeral moments. Raw, candid and completely unique. Shot in the Heart of Australia is a candid homage to the people, architecture and street life that bring this country to life every day.
In recent times, it seems that the time honoured traditional form of street photography has been overshadowed by a flood of more contemporary, staged, digitally manipulated and over processed genres of photography.
Those who love the genre of 'street', know the elation inside, when they capture the moment of something truly unique, fleeting, decisive, and never to be repeated!
What is 'street photography'? This definition is subjective and varies from person to person, but at best, it's a visual documentation, focusing on a moment in time, of everyday life of society, un-manipulated and usually without the subject's awareness. Street photography doesn't necessarily need people in it. An object, shadow, ray of light can be the subject, rather than a human form.
'I love the people I photograph. I mean, they’re my friends. I’ve never met most of them or I don’t know them at all, yet through my images I live with them.' – Bruce Gilden
Banner Image: Photograph by Rebecca Wiltshire
We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.