Andrew Chapman (photographer)

Andrew Chapman OAM, is an Australian photojournalist.

Andrew Chapman
Krystal Seigerman (2014) Portrait of photographer Andrew Chapman, OAM
Krystal Seigerman (2014) Portrait of photographer Andrew Chapman, OAM
Born29 June 1954
Melbourne, Victoria
OccupationPhotojournalist
NationalityAustralian
SpouseJosie Chapman

BiographyEdit

Andrew Chapman was born in Melbourne on 29 June 1954 to parents John L. Chapman, export manager at the Australian Wheat Board, and Elizabeth R. Chapman (Stubbings) a writer. He trained at Prahran College of Advanced Education 1974-6, where he was taught by Athol Shmith, John Cato[1] and Paul Cox, whom he remembers;

"These 3 fabulous image makers helped inspire a generation of photographers that went on to make their mark in Australian society and overseas...The Photographic dept, in the bowels of the Arts Building was eternally underfunded, except in one area, "creativity". I for one still remember many of the sayings Cato would weekly give out, like, "evolution breeds in adversity"[2]

In his studies Chapman specialised in documentary, photojournalism & landscape photography. From 1978 he first worked for The Melbourne Times, then for Syme Community Newspapers and has since been a freelancer contributing toTime, on the cover of which his work featured more than a dozen times, BRW and The Bulletin, as well as Australian newspapers.[3]

Rural Australia, its human and animal inhabitants, European and indigenous,[4][5] the harshness and beauty of the Australian bush landscape, its vernacular architecture, and lively Australian Federal politics[6][7] are Chapman's main photographic subjects. All entail frequent long-distance travel across the island continent,[8] and the work of Jeff Carter is an inspiration to him in that regard; his advice to other photographers is to "explore Australia’s ‘inner circle’, away from the cities and coast."[9]

Since 2006, Chapman has published nine books and has made photographic contributions to others’. He has exhibited in Australia, France and the USA.

In 2011 Chapman had a liver transplant,[10] during which he was almost blinded due to a viral infection, prompting him to hold a 2012 exhibition Nearly A Retrospective, a survey of four decades of his work.[11][12] Chris Franklin recorded Andrew's recollection of events around the transplant and reflections on his lifelong calling in photography in Yellow[13] which won the international Lift-Off Global Network Best Short Documentary in 2019.[14]

MAP GroupEdit

In 1998, with a group of other professional photographers seeking to rekindle the tradition of documentary photography, Chapman founded MAP – Many Australian Photographers, its title later simplified to MAP Group, with Chapman the inaugural president. He initiated a project of the group resulting in a widely viewed exhibition that toured the country for 5 years, and publication; ‘Beyond Reasonable Drought’, recording global warming-induced drought across Australia.[15][16][17]

Chapman's mentorship of other photographers extends also beyond the MAP Group.[9]

AwardsEdit

Finalist in:

In 2014, Chapman was awarded an OAM in the Australia Day Honours for his service to the arts as a photographer.

ExhibitionsEdit

SoloEdit

  • 2017: Giving Life, charting the pathways of Organ Donation, Flinders Medical centre Adelaide, touring nationally.
  • 2016, July: Giving Life, charting the pathways of Organ Donation, Magnet Galleries, Bourke St Melbourne
  • 2016/2017, 10 November–29 January: Drive Line: Andrew Chapman at Ford Broadmeadows, Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery, Craigieburn Hume Global Learning Centre, 75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn[18]
  • 2015: Wool & Politics, Metropolis gallery, Geelong[19]
  • 2012: Nearly A Retrospective, 60 print show survey of four decades, Burrinja Gallery, Upwey[12]
  • 2012, May–June: Palimpsest, Images from a Disappearing Landscape, Hume Global Learning Centre, Craigieburn[20]
  • 2011: The Mark Of Time, New North Gallery, Fairfield
  • 2008, April–May: Campaign & Italian Visions, New North Gallery, Faifield
  • 2007, February – April: Campaign, Old Parliament House, Canberra
  • 2004 – 2012: The Shearers, 60 monochrome documentary Images. Touring the Eastern States of Australia at 14 venues including The Monash Gallery of Art, The State Library of NSW, Shear Outback Hay NSW, Museum of The Riverina, The National Wool Museum, Geelong and The Daylesford Foto Biennale 2007.
  • 2005, October: Knox Sporting Heroes, 32 B&W documentary Images celebrating community sporting personalities. Knox City Council Offices and other locations.
  • 2005, January. Yering Station, Yarra Valley
  • 2004, June: Lanyon Homestead, Canberra, ACT.
  • 2003, September: CP Photo Galleries, East Sydney, NSW.
  • 2003, June Journeys, 20 monochrome landscape prints, Toorak South Yarra Library, South Yarra
  • 2003: Ways Of Seeing, 35 colour landscape and portrait prints. Cooks Corner Gallery & Tearooms, Kallista
  • 2002, January: Shear Outback, Hay, NSW.
  • 2000, February: Click : Rural Photographs by Andrew Chapman, 60 black and white documentary prints. National Wool Museum, Geelong
  • 2000, June: The Gold Museum, Ballarat, Vic.

GroupEdit

  • 2008 Beyond Reasonable Drought, Old Parliament House, Canberra and touring nationally over 5 years. Chapman led 38 professional photographers to document climate change and drought across Australia.
  • 2006-07 Making Hay. Instigator of a team of 27 professional photographers documenting the NSW town of Hay in April 2006, donating 100 prints to the Hay community as a visual record. Exhibited at Shear Outback Museum, Hay, Span Gallery, Melbourne 2006 and Castlemaine State Festival in March–April 2007
  • 2006, April: Australian Chronicles, 11 Prints from "The Shearers" series, part of a group show. Photo Visions Gallery, Montpellier, France. Images reshown during the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
  • 2005-2007: Snapping St Arnaud. Chapman led a team of 16 professional photographers in documenting the Victorian town of St Arnaud in Sept 2005, donating 107 prints to their community as a visual record. Exhibited at the Kara Kara Shire Hall, St Arnaud. Feature exhibition, "Daylesford Foto Biennale", June 2007[21]
  • 2005, July: Leica CCP Photojournalism Awards, 6 monochrome prints on political campaigns. Centre For Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy, Vic.
  • 2005, June Che Evoca, landscapes of Italy, CP Photo Galleries, East Sydney, NSW.
  • 1998: Ararat, A Rural Town In Focus. Instigator of a team of 40 professional photographers that documented the Victorian town of Ararat in 1998, donating 107 prints to their community as a visual record. Exhibited 1998, Ararat Regional Gallery, Ararat, Vic.

PublicationsEdit

  • Chapman, Andrew; Lee, Tim, (author.) (20 November 2019), Woolsheds. Volume 2, Ten Bag Press (published 2019), ISBN 978-0-646-80382-1CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Chapman, Andrew; Watson, Don, 1949-, (writer of added text.) (2015), Political vision : a photographic journey through Australian politics, Echo, ISBN 978-1-76006-736-6CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Chapman, Andrew; Burrinja Gallery (host institution.) (2012), Andrew Chapman : nearly a retrospective : 29 August-28 October 2012, Upwey, Vic. Burrinja Gallery
  • Chapman, Andrew; Lee, Tim, (author.) (2014), The long paddock, The Five Mile Press, ISBN 978-1-74346-726-8CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)[22]
  • Chapman, Andrew Lachlan (2006), The shearers, Lothian Books, ISBN 978-0-7344-0834-1
  • Chapman, Andrew; Cassidy, Barry (2007), Campaign : a photographic odyssey through Australian political campaigns 1971-2007 (1st ed.), Tandem Publishing, ISBN 978-1-921346-18-7[23][24]
  • Chapman, Andrew; McNicol, Adam, (writer of introduction.) (2016), The farm : images of rural Australia, Echo Publishing, ISBN 978-1-76040-428-4CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Chapman, Andrew; Silver, Michael (2011), Woolsheds : a visual journey of the Australian woolshed, The Five Mile Press, ISBN 978-1-74248-665-9
  • Chapman, Andrew; Dove, Melanie Faith, (photographer.) (2013), Working dogs : a photo documentary of the Australian working dog, The Five Mile Press, ISBN 978-1-74346-160-0CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Chapman, Andrew (2012), Around the sheds : life in and around the woolsheds, The Five Mile Press, ISBN 978-1-74346-004-7[25][26][27]

ContributionsEdit

  • MAP Group; State Library of Victoria (2009), Beyond reasonable drought : photographs of a changing land and its people (1st ed.), Five Mile Press in association with State Library of Victoria, ISBN 978-1-74211-096-7
  • Mills, Hanna; Attwood, A. (Alan), 1957-; Murrindindi (Vic.). Council (2010), Beyond age : from the ashes - portraits of resilience, love and loss, Murrindindi Shire CouncilCS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • McNicol, Adam, (writer of introduction.); Nolen, Luke, (writer of foreword.); Chapman, Andrew, (photographer.); Butcher, Noel, (photographer.); Murcia, Jaime, (photographer.) (2018), They're racing at Manangatang, Ten Bag Press, ISBN 978-0-646-98528-2CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Chapman, Andrew; Butcher, Noel, (photographer.); Murcia, Jaime, (photographer.) (2013), Camperdown and its cup : heart and soul of country racing, Ballarat East, Victoria Ten Bag Press, ISBN 978-0-646-91098-7CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Chapman, Andrew; Challenor, Vince, 1933-, (writer of introduction.) (2017), Quilpie : a pictorial history of an iconic Queensland outpost, Ballarat East, Victoria Ten Bag Press, ISBN 978-0-646-96906-0CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • MacLeod, Doug; Glusac, Randy, 1953-; Kelso, Geoff (1987), The Southern Cross herald ([Big book ed.] ed.), Macmillan Company of Australia, ISBN 978-0-333-41159-9CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Sadler, R. K; Hayllar, T. A. S; Powell, C. J (1986), Appreciating poetry, Macmillan Education, ISBN 978-0-333-43014-9
  • Economou, Nicholas; Ghazarian, Zareh; Economou, Nicholas; Ghazarian, Zareh (2010), Australian politics for dummies, Wiley Publishing, ISBN 978-1-74216-982-8
  • Hansen, Christine; Griffiths, Tom, 1957-, (author.); CSIRO; Hansen, Christine; Griffiths, Tom (2012), Living with fire : people, nature and history in Steels Creek, CSIRO Publishing, ISBN 978-0-643-10480-8CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Cover of Errington, W; Van Onselen, P (19 December 2011), John Winston Howard: The definitive biography, Melbourne University Press
  • Aust. Conservation Fdn (August 2015), Heartland - Celebrating 50 Years of the Australian Conservation Foundation, Five Mile Press Pty Limited, The (published 2015), ISBN 978-1-76006-583-6
  • Images throughout Watson, Don (2008), Recollections of a bleeding heart : portrait of Paul Keating PM, Random House Australia (published 2002), ISBN 978-1-74166-827-8

CollectionsEdit

  • National Library of Australia[28]
  • The State Library of Victoria[29]
  • Monash Gallery of Art[30]
  • City of Montpellier

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cox, Paul; Cox, Paul, 1940-2016, (editor.); Gracey, Bryan, (editor.) (2013), John Cato : retrospective, Wilkinson Publishing, ISBN 978-1-922178-09-1CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ email to author Judith Buckrich, quoted in Buckrich, Judith Raphael; Prahran Mechanics' Institute (2007), Design for living : a history of 'Prahran Tech', Prahran Mechanics' Institute Press, pp. 96–99, ISBN 978-0-9756000-8-5
  3. ^ Anderson, Fay; Young, Sally, (author.); Henningham, Nikki, (contributor.) (2016), Shooting the picture : press photography in Australia, The Miegunyah Press : The Miegunyah Press, ISBN 978-0-522-86856-2CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Hill, Deborah; National Library of Australia (November 2013), Body art, National Library of Australia (published 2013), ISBN 978-0-642-27811-1
  5. ^ "Space.(News)", The Age (Melbourne, Australia), Fairfax Media Publications Pty Limited: 13, 12 September 2012, ISSN 0312-6307
  6. ^ Avila, J. 'Down for the count' [Commentary on the upcoming 2007 Federal Election.]. Big Issue Australia, (291), 14.
  7. ^ "Book reveals in black and white the art of politics.(Green Guide)", The Age (Melbourne, Australia), Fairfax Media Publications Pty Limited: 13, 3 September 2015, ISSN 0312-6307
  8. ^ Fletoridis, M. (2018). Profile: The worldwide publishing empire: Hit the road. Australian Photography (Aug 2018), 46.
  9. ^ a b Clark, G., Thompson, V., & Scott, D. (2002). The Dark. Sugar Hill.
  10. ^ Chapman. "Donate Life". Andrew Chapman Photography. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  11. ^ Chapman, Andrew; Burrinja Gallery (host institution.) (2012), Andrew Chapman : nearly a retrospective : 29 August-28 October 2012, Upwey, Vic. Burrinja Gallery
  12. ^ a b "Andrew Chapman's Melbourne retrospective". The Age. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  13. ^ Franklin, Chris (19 August 2019), Yellow, retrieved 6 February 2020
  14. ^ "Lift-Off Season Awards 2019". Lift-Off Global Network. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  15. ^ MAP Group; State Library of Victoria (2009), Beyond reasonable drought : photographs of a changing land and its people (1st ed.), Five Mile Press in association with State Library of Victoria, ISBN 978-1-74211-096-7
  16. ^ "Sharp focus on troubled times in a land of extremes.(News)", The Age (Melbourne, Australia), Fairfax Media Publications Pty Limited: 5, 28 December 2009, ISSN 0312-6307
  17. ^ Michael Tricarico - Silvan's Founder Tells His Life Story [Book Review] [online]. Australasian Farmers' and Dealers' Journal, Feb 2010: 26
  18. ^ "Hume City Council - Exhibition: 'Drive Line' Andrew Chapman at Ford Broadmeadows". www.hume.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  19. ^ "Metropolis Gallery - Andrew Chapman". www.metropolisgallery.com.au. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  20. ^ "Hume City Council - Palimpsest, Images from a Disappearing Landscape". www.hume.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  21. ^ Zeeng, Lynette (2007), Known identity, retrieved 19 January 2020
  22. ^ Smith, Laurissa (26 November 2014). "Paying tribute to drovers on The Long Paddock". ABC Rural. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  23. ^ "Mono magic.(Green Guide)", The Age (Melbourne, Australia), Fairfax Media Publications Pty Limited: 24, 19 February 2009, ISSN 0312-6307
  24. ^ Chapman, Andrew (1975), Andrew Chapman Campaign photograph collection, 1975-2004
  25. ^ "Shrines to a rugged life of blood, sweat and shears.(Life & Style)", The Age (Melbourne, Australia), Fairfax Media Publications Pty Limited: 14, 5 November 2011, ISSN 0312-6307
  26. ^ "Woolsheds". Radio National. 26 October 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  27. ^ Click go the shears, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 25 September 2011, retrieved 19 January 2020
  28. ^ "Trove search results for '"Andrew Chapman" photographer' - Pictures, photos, objects". Trove. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  29. ^ "State Library of Victoria holdings of Andrew Chapman photographs". search.slv.vic.gov.au. 19 January 2020. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  30. ^ "MGA: the Australian home of photography. Collection search". www.mga.org.au. 19 January 2020. Retrieved 19 January 2020.

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