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Institutions archiving my work:

Justice and Police Museum, Sydney (Protest 1968-1998 Collection)

Sydney Institute of Technology (120 Years Celebration Collection)

Awards, Nominations and Special Mentions:

2010      Walkley Slide Night (a projection show for press photographers and photojournalists), Tusculum House, Sydney, held by the Media Entertainment and

Arts Alliance.

– Third place for ‘Whale Wars’.

2009      New York Photo Festival.

– Nomination (final round) in Book Category for ‘TAXI!’ series.

2008      Walkley Slide Night.

– Tied third place for ‘Blood Diamonds’.

2006      Newtown Flicks 2006 Film Festival, New Theatre, Newtown, Sydney.

– Finalist selection for ‘TAXI!’

2005      Reportage (Australia’s premier photojournalist festival), Sydney and Melbourne.

– Winner People’s Choice Award for ‘TAXI!’

1999      Amnesty International ‘Freedom’ exhibition, Tap Gallery, Sydney.

– Third place for photo series on global human rights and environment issues.

Solo Exhibitions:

2013      Kings Cross Library, Sydney, part of the Head On Photo Festival, ‘Antarctic Whale Warriors’ (Sea Shepherd Antarctic Campaign

2012/13).

2011          TAP Gallery, Sydney, part of the Head On Photo Festival, ‘Whale Wars’ (Sea Shepherd Antarctic Campaign 2009/10).ctic Campaign 2009/10).

2010       Fuji Gallery, Lithuania, Kaunas Star Photo 2010, International Photo Festival, ‘Whale Wars’ (Sea Shepherd Antarctic Campaign 2009/10).

2003       TAP Gallery, Sydney, ‘Stand Up For Your Rights!’ – Retrospective of 13 years of human rights and environmental photojournalism in Australia, Germany,

Tahiti, the Philippines, Zimbabwe and Ghana.

1997       AD163 Gallery, Sydney, ‘Displaced By Mining, Dispossessed By The Military.’ – Human rights atrocities and environmental destruction caused by mining in

the Philippines.

1996       AD163 Gallery, Sydney, ‘Non A La Bombe!’ – Riots against French testing of the nuclear bomb in Tahiti.

1995       AD163 Gallery, Sydney, ‘Save Our Forests’ – Blockades against logging of old growth forests in southeast New South Wales, Australia.

Major Group Exhibitions:

2015     ‘The Fire Burns On’, The Rocks Discovery Museum, exhibition on the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy as part of Head On 2015 Photo Festival.

2015     Walkley Slide Night, NSW State Library, held by the Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance, ‘The Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy’.

2015     ‘ACP Tutor Show’, Australian Centre for Photography.

2014     ‘50 Years of Photography at Ultimo College’, The Muse Gallery, Sydney.

2013      Cross Projections 2013, Tusculum House, Sydney, Digital projection involving 18 photographers, ‘Antarctic Whale Warriors’ Sea Shepherd’s      2012/13 Operation Zero Tolerance anti-whaling Antarctic campaign.

2013       Walkley Slide Night, Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane, held by the Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance, ‘Antarctic Whale Warriors’.

2012       Walkley Slide Night, NSW State Library, held by the Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance, ‘Occupy Sydney’.

2011       120 Years Celebration Sydney Institute ‘Captured’ Graduate Photography Exhibition.

2010       Reportage 2010, Sydney, (Australia’s leading cinematic presentation of  photojournalism), ‘Whale Wars’ (Sea Shepherd Antarctica).

2010       Lithuania, Kaunas Star Photo 2010, International Photo Festival, projection of ‘Whale Wars’ (Sea Shepherd, Antarctica).

2010       Walkley Slide Night, Tusculum House, Sydney, held by the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance, ‘Whale Wars’ (Antarctic Sea Shepherd expedition), third

place.

2009       Australian Centre for Photography, Launch of book ‘Customs Ignored: Australian/Lithuanian Photography’.

2009       Kaunas Airport (Lithuania), ‘Freedom to Photography’, part of Kaunas Photo Festival.

2009       New York Photo Festival, Nomination (final round) in Book Category for ‘TAXI!’ series.

2009       Kings Cross Library, Sydney, ‘People of the Cross’.

2008       Walkley Photo Projection, Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance, Sydney, ‘Blood Diamonds’, tied third place.

2008       Parnidis Landscape Reserve, Baltic Sea, Lithuania, ‘TAXI!’ projection for the local photographic society (an adjunct to Kaunas Photo ’08).

2008       Kaunas Photo 08, International Photo Festival, ‘TAXI!’ series.

2008       Spring Kaunas Photo 08, Lithuania, ‘TAXI!’ in an exhibition showcasing Australian photographers.

2008       Global Mining and Maritime Union Convention, Darling Harbour Convention Centre, Sydney, my photos depicted the affects of mining on indigenous

communities and the environment in six countries (Africa, Asia, Australia & South Pacific).

2007/8/9 Head On (portrait exhibition), Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, photo in projection section.

2007       Cross Projections 2007, Tusculum House, Sydney, Digital projection involving 18 photojournalists, ‘Blood Diamonds’, depicting the plight of the Kalahari

Bushmen in their refugee camp and their court battle against the Botswana Government after being displaced for diamonds.

2007       Daylesford Photo Biennale, Daylesford, Victoria, ‘TAXI!’ projection.

2007       Alliance Francaise, Sydney, ‘Music in the Street’.

2007       Head On (portrait exhibition), Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, ‘TAXI!’ photo in projection section.

2006       Alliance Francaise, Sydney, ‘In Transit’.

2006       Geraldton Regional Gallery (Western Australia), ‘Suburban Edge’, a national touring by the Australian Centre for Photography.

2006       New Theatre, Newtown, Sydney, Newtown Flicks 2006 Film Festival –  my audio/visual piece ‘TAXI! Two Years In One Night.’ was screened twice and

short-listed for the finalist selection.

2005       Tusculum House, at the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, Sydney, ‘Cross Projections 2005’ – Digital photographic screening with sound involving

16 photojournalists, as part of the Kings Cross Arts Festival. My piece ‘The Dreaming Festival 2005’ showed the first International Indigenous Festival held

in Australia.

2005       Palace Academy Twin Cinema, Sydney and Palace George Cinemas, Melbourne, Reportage 2005, Australia’s leading cinematic presentation of

photojournalism. ‘TAXI! Two Years In One Night.’, photos taken of passengers while I drove a night-taxi around Sydney.

2005       Latrobe Regional Gallery (Victoria), ‘Suburban Edge’, a national touring by the Australian Centre for Photography.

2005       24hr Art Gallery (Darwin), ‘Suburban Edge’, a national touring by the Australian Centre for Photography.

2004       Tusculum House, Sydney, Cross Projections 2004, Involving 14 photojournalists, ‘TAXI! Two Years In One Night.’

2004       Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, ‘Suburban Edge’, photos taken of passengers over one year while I drove a night-taxi in Sydney. Ten

photographers exhibited from around Australia.

2003       Tusculum House, Sydney, Cross Projections 2003 – Audio/visual slide show (including 10 photographers) as part of the Kings Cross Arts Festival. My

show  ‘Our Future Is Now’ was a 13 year retrospective of human rights and environmental photos projected with my corresponding sound recordings.

1998-99  Police and Justice Museum, Circular Quay, Sydney. ‘Protest! Environmental Activism in New South Wales 1968-1998’.

Other group exhibitions including:

  • Tap Gallery, East Sydney (including numerous Amnesty International “Freedom” exhibitions).
  • Mori Gallery, Sydney CBD, on destruction of Domain Trees.
  • Sydney Town Hall, on destruction of Domain Trees.
  • Lewis Morley Gallery, Annandale, Sydney, on environment issues.
  • Trades Hall in Melbourne, on environment & human rights issues.
  • University of Sydney, on environment & human rights issues.
  • University of Western Sydney, on environment & human rights issues.
  • University of Technology, Sydney, on environment & human rights issues.

Exhibitions & Projection Talks at conferences, conventions, festivals & public meetings including:

2015      Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Canberra, projection talk on ‘Protest’.

2014      National Trust (Sydney), projection talk on ‘Public space and protest’.

2014      Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy, Brisbane, G20 Summit, projection talk on ‘Protest’

2013       Nimbin Environment Centre, retrospective projection talk on my photographic work.

2013       Australian Centre for Photography, Photojournalism projection & talk as part of ACP Monthly Events.

2013       Soldiers Point Bowling Club, Central Coast NSW, Sea Shepherd projection talk.

2010-13 Sea Shepherd Antarctic fundraisers (2010 Bondi, 2011 Darling Harbour. 2012/13 NSW Parliament House).

2011       Seminar panel (with 3 others), Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, ‘Photojournalism With A Cause’.

2011       Seminar talk and projection, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Sea Shepherd Antarctic Campaign 2009/10.

2011       Projection show and talk, Peatsridge Festival, Sea Shepherd Antarctic Campaign 2009/10.

2010       Projection show, ‘Bondi No Compromise’ fundraiser for Sea Shepherd with Paul Watson (founder), Bondi Pavilion, Sydney, Sea Shepherd Antarctic

Campaign 2009/10.

2010       Projection show and talk, Sandon Point Bowling Club (Central Coast, NSW), Sea Shepherd Antarctic Campaign 2009/2010.

2008       ‘Global Mining and Maritime Union Convention’, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

2008       High and Dry Festival – ‘TAXI! Two Years In One Night.’

2005       ‘Other Worlds Conference’, University of Technology, Sydney.

2001       The first ‘Global Greens Conference’, Canberra.

1999       ‘Mining, Development and Social Conflicts in Africa’, Accra, Ghana.

1997       University of Western Sydney, Environmental and Human Rights Mining Issues in the Philippines.

Other Related Experience:

2010-15    Teacher of Photojournalism and Photo Essay (self-designed courses) at the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney.

2011-15    Teacher of DSLR Photography, Night Photography, Introduction to DSLR, private tutoring, schools, workshops at Sydney Photographic Workshops.

2005       Co-Producer of the sell-out five-night show Cross Projections, a major event of the Kings Cross Arts Festival, Sydney.

2004       Co-Producer of the sell-out five-night show Cross Projections, a major event of the Kings Cross Arts Festival, Sydney.

2002       Editor of News for The Sydney City Hub (circulation 20,000). This work involved: strategising, writing editorials, investigative journalism

and photography, sourcing writers and photographers for news, layout with graphic designers, and production of the newspaper.

1999 – 2003   Strategising with tech people, free-speech activists and academics, photography and writing articles for the Sydney Indymedia website. Sydney

Indymedia was initiated in Sydney and is now part of an over 200 city global independent open source news network represented on every

continent.

1998       Editor of News for The Sydney City Hub.

1996 – 2002   Freelance News writer and photographer for the Sydney City Hub during the periods when I was not editing the paper.

Published work:

Books:

“Ethonography of Conflict Studies” by Makiko Kuwahara

Whale Warrior” by Pete Bethune (Captain of the sunken Sea Shepherd ship   the Ady Gil)

 “Customs Ignored: Lithuanian and Australian Photography” edited by Mindaugas Kavaliauskas.

 “Laisve Fotografijai! [Freedom to Photography!]” edited by Mindaugas Kavaliauskas.

“Blue Army. Paramilitary Policing In Australia.” by Jude  McCulloch

 “Ratbags & Rabblerousers” by Warren Fahey

 “Weevils At Work” by Wendy Lowenstein

 “Protesting Globalisation” by Dr. James Goodman

“Stopping The Juggernaut” by Dr. James Goodman

Magazines: 

Including:   Rolling Stone (Australia), Foto [national Lithuanian photographic magazine], Australian Photojournalist, Australian Photography, Professional Photography, Photojournalist [Pro Photo], Time Magazine (Australia), Reportage (The Australian Centre for Independent Journalism); and others including Japanese and French magazines.

Newspapers:  

International Newspapers including: The San Francisco Chronicle, The Seattle Times, The Guardian, The New Zealand Herald, and many others.

National Newspapers including: The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sydney City Hub, The Messenger, The Wentworth   Courier, and many others.

News Agencies:

Including:   AP, AAP, Reuters, AFP, Getty Images.

Human rights and environmental reports:  

Including:   “Displaced By Mining. Dispossessed By The Military.” by Indigenus Philipinas, mining reports by The Mineral Policy Institute; and others.

Websites and TV: 

Including:   Global news coverage on the Sea Shepherd anti-whaling Antarctic campaigns in 2009/10 & 2012/13 on sites such as CBS News, Yahoo News, MSNBC News, AOL News, ABC Australia News online, SBS News Online, Japan Times Online, Sun Herald Online; and many others; as well as on ABC TV Australia and Channel Seven Australia and others.

General Websites:

Including:  Humanities and Social Sciences Department of The University Of Technology Sydney (UTS); NSW Government Board of Studies; NSW Teachers Federation; Greenpeace; Griffith University College of the Arts; The Greens; Indymedia and others.

Other: 

Including:   Avant Card postcards; campaign material for The Greens; NGO’s including Greenpeace; magazine for the Maritime Union of Australia (and other unions); The Wilderness Society; Jabiluka Action Group; The Aboriginal Tent Embassy; promotional material (including information leaflets, postcards and posters) for human rights and social policy conferences and courses held by the Humanities and Social Sciences Department of The University Of Technology Sydney.

Courses:

  • Currently completing a Research Masters in Visual Arts, MVA (Photojournalism), Griffith University, expected completion date is 2016.
  • Certificate in Senior First Aid (including CPR), St. John’s Ambulance Australia, Sydney, 2014.
  • CMM18 News and Politics, Griffith University, 2011.
  • COM15 Developing Research and Analytical Skills, Griffith University, 2011.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessing (TAA 40104), 2010, Management Consultancy International, Sydney.
  • Certificate in Photography, Sydney Institute of Technology, 1991-1992.
  • Studied part of a Bachelor of Computer Science degree, University of Newcastle, Australia, 1986-1989. Subjects passed include Computer Science (five programming languages and theory eg. Artificial Intelligence), Mathematics, Economics, and Psychology.
  • Conferences (eg. “Mining Development and Social Conflicts in Africa”, Ghana, 1999).
  • Seminars (eg. by the Environmental Defenders Office).
  • Workshops on diverse themes such as political theory, human rights, the environment, law and media, freelance writing, photography, etc.
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