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As part of the 2013 Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB13) Fringe Program, the Melbourne Silver Mine Inc. is holding an exhibition focussed on the urban environment.
The photographers of the Melbourne Silver Mine cast an inquiring eye over the built landscape, from the fringes of outer-suburbia to the bustling streets of the central business district.
Humans have irrevocably altered the environment and it makes a worthy photographic subject.
Location: Sebastiaan’s Café and Bar, 58–60 Lydiard St, Ballarat, 3350
Exhibition Dates: Saturday 17 August – Sunday 15 September
Exhibition Hours: 11am – 10pm daily
Over the past few years, the Melbourne Silver Mine has run an event called “Shoot A Miner”, which most of us know as SAM. Although it sounds aggressive and unpleasant, it’s actually a lovely evening which showcases portraits of our members taken by other members.
Our members take photos of each other all year, and on a cold winters’ night, a (digital) slideshow is displayed in a public venue somewhere in Melbourne. Everybody is welcome, even those that didn’t photograph or pose, and prizes are awarded for a variety of things, including those in the most pictures and a people’s choice.
The event has been running since 2010, and is increasingly popular amongst members. The portraits submitted can be taken at any time during the year, so it becomes an all-year-round event, with every get-together turning into an opportunity to get photos of each other.
This year, the event will be held this Thursday, June 27th, at Loop, from 6.30pm. Hope to see you all there!