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  • Insight: Luis Ascui
  • Insight: Luis Ascui
  • Insight: Luis Ascui

Insight: Luis Ascui

Speaking of images, what are we trying to say?

In a fast-moving social media world, we are swamped with images that look good but say very little. The challenge to communicate something with depth is perhaps most obvious if we consider the popular genre of 'street' photographer. Much of it looks great, shadows and light, lot's of it black and white and moody. I'm often at a loss once I've absorbed the immediate visual frame. Much of it leaves me feeling empty and I wonder what some of the photographers take away from the scenes they are shooting. What is that they are trying to show us apart of an aesthetically pleasing and clever frame. It's not always easy to know what you want to communicate, but when you do, you need to find a way to really let your camera do the talking.

Say it with pictures.

Presenter’s Bio:

Luis was born in Santiago, Chile and has worked as a professional 
photojournalist in Latin America, Australia, Europe, and South East Asia over 
the last 27 years. In 2000, he received the Nikon Award for Photojournalism, 
and through his work explored the political turmoil and changes in 
Indonesia. Formerly Photographer/Senior Sub-editor for the Reuters Global 
Pictures Desk in Singapore, managing and shooting breaking news across Asia.
Photographic documentary work includes Afghanistan, Cambodia, Bangladesh, 
Sri Lanka, Sarajevo. A grant assisted documentation of Mayan culture in Central 
America in 1994, and images of Guatemala were exhibited in Copenhagen at the 
United Nations Summit for Social Development. He now operates as a full time 
freelance photographer based in Melbourne.

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5:00 PM, Saturday 28 October

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