SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – A small but supportive crowd braved cold and wet weather to attend the official opening of the Reportage Censored exhibition in Sydney’s Hyde Park today.
Sheltering from the rain in one of the exhibition’s containers, people heard from Reportage Director Stephen Dupont and Assistant Director Ms Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario, The Global Mail’s Director of Photography Mike Bowers, photojournalist David Maurice Smith and NSW Labor Party MP Amanda Fazio.
The exhibition, housed in three shipping containers, was a response to the removal of dozens of photographs from a public projection display by Destination NSW who had deemed the images as “too distressing”.
(An excellent interview on VICE with Reportage’s Assistant Director Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario explains the situation very well.)
Some of the images which were removed from display in the main exhebition included photographs by internationally renowned photojournalists James Nachtwey and Tim Page.
The exhibition runs until 7PM on Wednesday July 3.