The Australian Photojournalist
The Australian Photojournalist (APJ) is the subsidiary journal of the Centre for Documentary Practice, which seeks overwhelmingly to make a difference through showcasing works by both photo and text journalists. Based in Brisbane, Australia, and published annually since 1994, each successive edition is unashamedly political, ideological, and ground-breaking in both method and content. This 272 page full-colour book honours and prestiges important stories in our world which cannot afford to go unheard.
Non-profit and with a volunteer editorial board, our contributors submit their work for presentation out of a respect and understanding of the power of the medium in which they work and the importance of having their stories told and shared. The resulting publication is both a celebration of humanity and a critique of global structures and notions more generally taken for granted or ignored. Each edition is thematically curated and seeks to give voice and platform to the stories of those more often silenced or preferably unheard, while casting a critical eye on contemporary journalism and mass media practices.
I have been with the journal since March 2014 and am honoured to be the current Issue Editor as well as the primary online content generator and assistant text editor. During my time a the APJ I have been exposed to impassioned people and their ideas in a challenging and stimulating, supportive environment, both within the editorial team and the broader worldwide community of documentists and journalists.
Previous contributors include – John Pilger, Noam Chomsky, Jim Goldberg, Alec Soth, Lauren Greenfield, Ed Kashi, Edward Burtynksy, Eugene Richards, Donald Weber, Yuri Kozyrev, Jodi Bieber & many others.
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