Ray Martin’s World – A Major Photographic Exhibition
14 to 23 July
Go here to book your place for “In Conversation with Ray”.
You probably know Ray Martin as a legend in Australian journalism. Through a career spanning more than 5 decades, he has an unmatched record of Gold and Silver Logies to his credit, plus a host of People’s Choice Awards. In 2011, he was recognised with an Order of Australia for his journalism career and charity work.
But here’s something you may not know …
Ray is also a gifted photographer.
Although he’s best-known for his award-winning reporting and interviewing skills, Ray has spent almost as much time taking photographs. It’s been a private love affair that he has only recently made public. “I’ve finally come out of the closet!” he says with a laugh. By way of explanation for keeping this secret, Ray jokingly blames Mahatma Gandhi who once said, “I believe in equality for everyone – except photographers and reporters.”
Meet Ray in person – Saturday July 15th, Sunday July 16th, Saturday July 22nd, Sunday July 23rd.
Ray Martin is a great bloke – very down to earth – and he has a delightfully fresh approach to photography. He keeps it real, keeps it fun and captures great images! What excites me most about Ray’s approach to photography, is that he proves it doesn’t have to be technical; it’s all about capturing a moment. In fact, most of the photos in Ray’s exhibition are taken with a little Panasonic Lumix camera. He just keeps it simple and gets stunning shots. I believe we can all learn – as I have – from Ray’s uncomplicated approach.
We are truly honoured to be hosting “Ray Martin’s World” in our Gallery.
From dazzling landscapes to haunting portraits, bustling European street scenes to graphic aerial shots and tranquil Asian temples, every image will be produced to the highest archival standard. Prints and books will be available for sale.
Admission to the exhibition is free and the Gallery is open daily from 10 am.
Visitors can attend “In Conversation with Ray” – a series of intimate one-hour audio visual presentations being held in the Gallery theatre. Bookings are essential for these private sessions. Please go here for details.
Ray is thrilled at the opportunity to exhibit in the prestigious Ken Duncan Gallery. Aside from the exclusive sessions, he will be available to chat with visitors and sign copies of his books on the weekends – July 15th & 16th, plus July 22nd & 23rd.
When you ask Ray about the cameras he uses, he will say, “I’ve got a dozen cameras in my arsenal, mostly Panasonic Lumix. My ‘weapon of choice’ is the Fz2500, an amazing bridge camera, which gives me about 5 lenses in one – from 24mm to 480 mm. Plus a built-in ND filter. And it packs a video punch. What more do I need?”
“What excites me about Ray’s photography”, says Ken, “is that he doesn’t allow himself to get bound up by technicality. He keeps it simple and gets stunning shots. I believe we can all learn – as even I have – from his simple approach.”
Ray Martin’s cameras will be on display at the Gallery for the duration of his exhibition and he will be happy to show them to you and answer any questions you might have.
Bookings are essential for the exclusive “In Conversation with Ray” sessions.
Ray Martin’s World is proudly sponsored by
Chasing the Light Documentary Screenings
In this award-winning Australian documentary, iconic photographer Ken Duncan, and renowned photo-journalist, Ray Martin, venture into one of the world’s wildest and most isolated coastlines at the tail end of the Wet Season. When Ray Martin ventured into the remote and rugger Kimberley region of W.A. with Ken Duncan, he discovered there is far more to capturing the perfect landscape image than he bargained for. In a wild and unexpected adventure into the breathtaking Kimberley wilderness, Ray discovers a connection with the land he never expected – and a view of the Australian landscape his camera will never fully capture.
|What is it:||Chasing the Light Screenings|
|Where is it:||Ken Duncan Gallery – 414 The Entrance Road, Erina Height NSW 2260|
|When is it:||Daily at 10:30am, 12 noon, 1:30pm and 3:00pm (subject to availability)|
|How much:||$10 per person|
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