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DOCUMENTING THE SURF COAST EXHIBITION

April 7 - April 24

Experience the Surf Coast through the eyes of photographers Jane
Fitzgerald, Shaun V (The Passerby) and Daniela Rodriguez
(Disposable Camera Project).

An exhibition focusing on Street Photography and the different
approaches to capturing everyday moments through the lens.

Launch Event 7 April 5:30 – 7pm
Hoop Gallery
77 Beach Road Torquay

Shaun Viljoen
Instagram: @the.passerby.photo

It was about seven years ago that I first took a camera out of
auto mode and decided to try to learn how to take photographs
that were more than just family or holiday snapshots.
It began with birds, insects, the ocean and landscapes – all
shot in and around my hometown of Torquay. But as I
wandered around, I found myself increasingly drawn to
unplanned moments – the people, places and interactions that
I’d stumble across on my walks. At the time I knew nothing of
street photography, but in hindsight, I realise the opportunism
and observation that was starting to inform my images was
very much a street photography approach.
When the pandemic – and subsequent lockdowns hit – I
started learning more about street and documentary
photography and the work of renowned artists like Harry
Gruyaert, Alex Webb, Joel Meyerowitz and Vivian Maier.
Unable to travel or visit friends and family, I bought myself a
small, discreet camera and set out to capture just some of the
many stories of this town. And I haven’t really stopped.

It’s been a very rewarding experience – therapeutic during a
challenging few years. Street photography is very much about
being present, about noticing and it’s taught me to appreciate
the richness and many layers of the world around us. There
are stories – big and small – to be told on every block and
setting out with no idea what the town or the light will serve up
is always exciting.

Jane Fitzgerald
Instagram: @janecfitz

Jane Fitzgerald is a fine art and commercial freelance
photographer in Victoria, Australia.
She is a coffee lover, people watcher, who loves to
document what she sees.
Always looking up and around for inspiration and an
image to capture.
A noticer of beauty in the ordinary.
A lover of art and of creating art, for the numerous
exhibitions she has been involved with
She shoots a diverse range of subjects for her
commercial and editorial clients, all with a clean,
elegant aesthetic.

Daniela Rodriguez
Instagram: @danielarodriguez_photos

The Disposable Camera Project engaged community members to
participate in a series of photography workshops and learn about
Street Photography and Documentary photography techniques.
Disposable cameras were given to 15 members of the community
to document their life on the Surf Coast in 27 exposures – the
results will be exhibited on the walls of Hoop Gallery.
This socially engaged photography project is supported by

Creative Victoria and Regional Arts Victoria

Details

Start:
April 7
End:
April 24
Event Category:
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Venue

The Hoop Gallery
77 Beach Road
Torquay, Victoria 3228 Australia

Organizer

The HOOP Gallery
Phone:
0432 589 558
Email:
hoopgalleryexhibitions@gmail.com

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