Australians by Jon Frank, Juniper Hall
May 23–June 21
Photographer Jon Frank first came to prominence in the 1990s shooting surfers for Waves magazine. He has since had work published in numerous magazines worldwide. For his latest exhibition, Australians, he has travelled the country capturing the essence of what makes us Australian. Through an ongoing series of candid street photographs, Frank explores the multi-faceted lifestyles that make us who we are.
Mirrored, Australian Centre for Photography
Until June 7
Turkish photographer Elif Suyabatmaz and Australian photographer Markus Andersen have created Mirrored, an exhibition of documentary and street photography that shows the differences and similarities between contemporary Turkish and Australian ways of life.
The pair collaborated from afar from their respective cities and have captured unguarded moments with humour and emotion.
Lowrider by Jesse Lizotte, China Heights Gallery
Until May 23
The first solo exhibition by Australian-American photographer Jesse Lizotte explores the lowrider subculture of Los Angeles, captured through a series of portraits and incidental moments. Lizotte first encountered the lowrider culture in Japan, where youths adopted it as their own. When he delved deeper, his research took him to Los Angeles where he connected with the scene. The collection consists of 18 images shot in black and white and offers intimate insight into the culture through its people, their cars and the spaces they occupy.
Somewhere in Jaffa by Nathan Miller, Soho Galleries
Until June 5
The debut photographic exhibition at Soho Galleries, Nathan Miller’s Somewhere in Jaffa explores the culture and contradictions of the Israeli city of Jaffa, one of the oldest cities in the world. Despite growing up in the neighbouring city of Tel Aviv, where he lived for 20 years, Miller had never ventured to Jaffa. While he now resides in Australia, a chance visit ignited Miller’s love for the city and led to a series of photographs that capture the vibrant culture and multi-layered identities of its citizens.
Locals Only – Californian Skateboarding 1975–1978 by Hugh Holland, Blender Gallery
June 2–August 1
Hugh Holland is a California-based photographer famous for documenting the 1970s skate culture in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. His work is now held in countless international exhibitions and the film Lords of Dogtown referenced many of his images to create its authentic skate-scene look. In addition to his archive of skate photographs, Blender Gallery will host the world debut of some new pieces, and the man himself will attend the Sydney exhibition and book launch as part of his first trip to Australia.