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Books in the Library
Poster boy: a memoir of art and politics (2019)
Peter Drew's posters are a familiar sight across Australia - his 'Real Australians Say Welcome' and 'Aussie' campaigns took on lives of their own, attaining cult status and starting conversations all over the country.
100 Ideas That Changed Photography (2020)
100 Ideas that Changed Photography chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped photography from the invention of the daguerreotype in the early 19th century up to the digital revolution and beyond.
Light Science and Magic (2021)
Photographic lighting is a topic that will never go out of style, no matter how sophisticated cameras and other technology get. Even with the most high-tech gear, photographers still need to put a lot of thought and vision into lighting their photographs in order to get great results.
Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP)
The CCP, promotes Australian photography to the world and provides educational opportunities for new artists. It is located in Fizroy, Victoria.
International Center for Photography (ICP)
Founded in 1974 by Cornell Capa, the ICP champions the "images that can educate and change the world." -- Taken from website.
Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA)
"The mission of the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego is to inspire, educate and engage the broadest possible audience through the presentation, collection, and preservation of photography, film and video." -- taken from website.
National Science and Media Museum
The National Science and Media Museum (UK), "explores the culture of image and sound technologies and their impact on our lives."
The Perth Centre for Photography (PCP)
Established in 1992 , PCP promotes Western Australian photo based art and artists.
Photography at the National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery in Washington DC, boasts a collection of over 20,000 works dating back to the 19th Century.
"Powerhouse Photography in an initiative dedicating to amplifying Australian photography and lens-based practice." -- Taken from website.
American Photographic Artists
A non-profit association of professional photographers is one of America's leading national organisation of American Photographers run by American Photographers.
American Society of Media Photographers
The American Society of Media Photographers is a leader in the promotion of photographer's rights and covers many issues that are relatable to Australia.
Arts Law Centre of australia
The non-profit provides free legal advice and resources for Australian artists across all art forms.
The Association of Photographers (UK)
"The Association's aims are: to promote and protect the worth and standing of its members, to vigorously defend, educate and lobby for the interests and rights of all photographers." -- Taken from website.
Australian Association of Street Photographers
This association is a "collective voice to promote Street Photography in Australia." -- Taken from website.
Australian Copyright Council
"The Australian Copyright Council (ACC) is an independent, not-for-profit Community Legal Service (CLS) dedicated to promoting understanding of copyright law and its application." -- Taken from the website.
Australian Photographic Society (APS)
Founded in 1962, APS caters to both professional and amateur photographers. They also host many exhibitions and critiques.
The International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP)
Founded in Belgium in 1946, FIAP's purpose is the promotion photographic art worldwide. It is "the only international photographic oraginsation recognised by UNESCO." -- Taken from website.
A global cooperative of photographers, Magnum represents photographers for assignments, exhibitions and licensing.
Media Entertainment and Arts alliance.
A union of sorts which includes photographers and photojournalists. Good source of info for things such as rates of pay, contracts with various media organisations, your rights etc.
Designed for and by photographers, 500px is a worldwide network where photographers can license and share their photos. (They even have photo contests.)
A major photograph provider, Alamy sources images from photographers around the world and provides them to the world.
Art Photo Index (API)
This site is an index of artistic and documentary photographers from around the world. The artists within the index are selected for their accomplishments.
One of the world's premier content providers, Getty Images offers both royalty free and licensed material.
"Created by creatives for creatives," iStock provdes "unique images and photos." -- Taken from website.
Pexels is a provider of free, high quality photos. You can upload you own images here also. (Please be sure to read their licence.)
An online store where independent artists get paid to sell their art online.
A great source of Creative Commons images, Unsplash is a great place for creators to share their art.
(Please be sure to read their licence.)