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LONELY HEMISPHERE
EMANUEL ANGELICAS / PHIL BAYLY / GILBERT BEL-BACHIR / ARTHUR GEORGESON / MAX PAM / DIANA TAHIJA / TONY WILMERS

ORGANIZED BY THE AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE MACEDONIAN MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
SPONSORED BY OLYMPIC AIRWAYS
27/2 - 29/3 1998
MACEDONIAN MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
TU - SA 10.00 - 14.00, 18.00 - 21.00
SU 11.00 - 15.00



Lonely Hemisphere groups together a number of photographs by Australian photographers, Emmanuel Angelicas, Phil Bayly, Gilbert Bel-Bachir, Arthur Georgeson, Max Pam, Diana Tahija and Tony Wilmers. The works are reflective of the travel, images and experiences of the artists. In the case of these works the viewer sees images of movement, place and travel through the photographic eyes of artists whose careers involve extensive travel through Australia and throughout the world. In general the approach to representing the subjects defined in the exhibition is based solidly in the history of social documentary photography. Records of people in their environments are the main subjects of the images. The collective consciousness of the photographers represented in this exhibition derives its power to communicate from the terms of human engagement that underwrites and makes possible all great photography.



EMMANUEL ANGELICAS
Born 1963, in Sydney. Studied Visual Arts at the City Art Institute in Sydney. Works as a freelance fashion photographer. His personal work started by recording aspects of Marrickville, the quarter he grew up in, a recording that still continues, while he has also created photographic series on Tailand and Japan with emphasis on streetlife, nightlife and sexuality. In 1986 he was awarded a major prize for emerging young international photographers in the Rencontres d' Arles. He has exhibited his work in a large number of personal and group shows in Australia, Japan, France and Holland. He is a founding member of the Australian Museum of Contemporary Photography in Sydney. Recently he curated an exhibition of Australian Contemporary Photography titled "Rage to See".



PHIL BAYLY
ľorn 1954, in Adelaid. He studied Visual Arts at James Cook University. He attended classes in Graphic Design at South Australian School of Art. He has worked as a freelance photographer, artist and designer, instructor of photography and painting, director and consultant in art spaces and art groups in Australia, France and Holland. He has exhibited his work in the past twenty years in a large number of personal and group shows in Australia, France, Holland and Switzerland. His work has been published in many Holland and Australian magazines. He has also worked, under commission, in a number of mural projects in public spaces.



GILBERT BEL-BACHIR
Born 1959, in Casablanca, Morocco. Before settling in Australia in 1982 he lived in France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, England and Israel and he traveled extensively in Asia. He studied Graphic Arts at Cherbourg, France, and completed a graduate degree in Visual Arts at College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney. The subjectmatter of his personal work focuses at aboriginal minorities in Australia and life in the tiny Democracy of Kiribati in Micronesia. He works as a freelance photographer and tutor of photography. Has exhibited his work in personal and group shows in Australia.



ARTHUR GEORGESON
Born 1952, in Sydney. Attended art classes at St. George and Randwick Colleges. Studied photography at Melbourne College. Travelled in Asia, Europe and United States, where he attended a photography workshop in Rochester. In the eighties he managed a professional photography studio at Sydney and since 1989 he is Senior Studio Supervisor at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. He has exhibited his work in a number of exhibitions in Australia.



MAX PAM
Born 1949, in Melbourne. Started to photograph during a trip from Calcutta to London. The next twenty years he pursued both a personal and photographic adventure throughout Asia. In 1990 he moved to London where he joined agency Metis which is now distributing his images. His work is internationally acknowledged and widely published and has been presented in a large number of exhibitions in many countries, museums and photography festivals such as the Rencontres d' Arles, the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, the Nara Sogo Museum of Art in Japan, the Musee Carnavalet in Paris. His 'Going East' book was honoured in 1992 with the Grand Prix du Livre Photographique. Photographs of his can be found in important museum and private collections such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Musee Carnavalet, the Saatchi collection etc.



DIANA TAHIJA
Born 1965, in New South Wales, Australia. Studied Visual Arts at Sydney College of the Arts and Photography at Sydney Technical College, Ultimo. Works as freelance photographer in Sydney with activities covering portraiture, fashion, industrial photography, advertising and other applications while she has worked as a photographer in New York and Philadelphia of United States. She has presented her work in exhibitions in Australia, Croatia and United States.



ÔONY WILMERS Studied Visual Arts at UNSW College of Fine Arts. Worked as a photographer at theater and film productions in Australia. His photographic trips include, among other European countries, Britain, Spain, France, Ireland and, in other continents, United States, Morocco, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Tailand, India and Vietnam. He has exhibited his work in a number of shows in Australia while his photographs have been published in several magazines and editions.