1854_Present_Ying

While this talk is free, we believe photographers’ time is valuable. Ying and Daniel have requested donations to go towards an exhibition that will run concurrent with an event for influential women of color to discuss how to action ways to move forward and to harness the momentum generated from the BLM movement in Melbourne, Australia in Le Space gallery

1854 Presents hosts free virtual artist talks, Q&As, panel discussions and more with leading international figures in contemporary photography. On 25 June 2020, 1854 Presents featured Ying Ang in conversation with Daniel Boetker-Smith.

Ying Ang

Ying Ang

A practitioner of visual story-telling, Ying Ang’s work traverses the personal and the political. Often auto-biographical, she operates from the literary adage, “write what you know”. The intensely private domains of PTSD, motherhood and social breakdown are explored and extrapolated into the political contexts of western capitalism and feminism through her long-form photographic works, often culminating in the artist book. Website.

 Daniel Boetker-Smith

Daniel Boetker-Smith

Daniel is the Dean of Studies at Photography Studies College (Melbourne), the oldest, independent photography educational institution in Australia. Daniel is a regular contributor to the British Journal of Photography, GUP Magazine, European Photography, Voices of Photography, Vault, Photoeye, Paper Journal, Heavy, Source, and other Australian and international publications. Daniel is also the Director of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive. He was previously editor of Australia's oldest photography journal Photofile. Website.