Melbourne’s IPF (Independent Photography Festival)
9 days, 13 events, Sat 8 – Sun 16 Nov. Featuring the finest Australian and International photography and works,
including Alessandro Simonetti, Nicole Reed, a film screening of The 12 O’Clock Boys, and good times all round.
Melbourne-based photographer Ben Clement
gives us the insight & re-cap into this years event.
Now, the best way to reflect on it, is via all the photographs showcasing support local from everyone who came down to each exhibition and event, and our international guests that were present too.The opening night at Strange Neighbour felt like it was bigger than all previous shows combined, and compared to last year, with overwhelming crowds coming to each and every launch this year. It was great to see visitors coming back the next day after a launch to soak in and spend more time taking in the work on display.
We were stoked that Oakley had bought out our good friend Alessandro Simonetti from NYC, it’s always special being able to connect with global crew. This year we spent more time curating each show carefully to show a diverse range of photographic styles as well as mixing it up with a great collage based workshop with Minna Gilligan as well as screening Lotfy Nathan’s 12 O’Clock boys.
The sun was shining everyday and there were good vibes all around. It was great to see the community around IPF grow stronger this year and strengthen as a place where long lasting friendships are made, new work connects and inspiration for all photographers.”
- Ben Clement, 2014
(IPF Opening Night – photo by Heather Lighton)
(IPF) (photo: Ben Clement)