Narelle Autio

~ “I visit the beach for many reasons, for fun and adventure, but also for solace” ~ ~ SUMMER AT THE SEASIDE. The coast holds a special place in the hearts and minds of many Australians. Most of us are immigrants or settler-descendants and the sea is from whence we came. While the vast dry … Continue reading

Cambodia: Angkor Photo Festival

~ NEW STORIES IN AN ANCIENT LAND The town of Siem Reap is gateway to the Angkor region of north-west of Cambodia. Centuries before, the region was home to the powerful Khmer Empire and the site of the world’s largest pre-industrial city. Today, while the modern economy is still developing, Angkor has a rapidly growing tourist … Continue reading

The Black Islands – Spirit and War in Melanesia

Crowd-funding a Pacific Project One of the effective ways in which the egalitarian potential of the internet is being harnessed is crowd-funding. While the gathering and redistribution of money by governments is essential to the functioning of society, it has proved an imperfect way in which to ensure a rich flow of culturally diverse creativity … Continue reading

China: Pingyao International Photography Festival (part 3)

PIP ROUND-UP 2012 Once again the Pingyao International Photography Festival was a cultural event on a grand scale. It filled the ancient walled city with 332 exhibitions displayed in former factories, temples, historic buildings and civic gardens. In all 1,700 photographers hailing from 45 countries and regions presented over 13,000 images. CDC presented an exhibition … Continue reading

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