'We just don't want violence, dead people or anything that could distress people. In that public domain area it's about entertainment and engagement.''
- Sydney Morning Herald
- The Australian
- Daily Life (Slide show of some of the censored photos)
- Develop Photo
As one might expect from hard boiled photojournalists they would not take it laying down. There was a special screening of the full "Real Reportage" projections inside Customs House, almost all three hours of it due to the curfew at 11pm where only 40 or so of the original hundred or more made it to the end.
The Censored Exhibition
At the end of the Reportage photo festival the team behind the festival still felt like they needed to do something more about the censored photographs. During the festival Hyde Park played host to Photovile, a photo exhibition in shipping contains this would prove to the the ideal place to hold an exhibition of the censored photographs. It was held from Monday June 24 to Wednesday July 3.
As part of the Exhibition there was a public talk from the Director of Photography at The Global Mail Mike Bowers, Oculi photographer David Maurice Smith, Reportage Festival Director Stephen Dupont, MP Amanda Fazio and Anna Maria Antoinette D'Addario.
The below clip is the short elegant speech that David made which sums it all up quite well.