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December 2013 - 'fotostrada' members post their "Best Images of 2013" to the 'fotostrada' web site at 'Latest Stories' at http://www.fotostrada.com/#/latest-stories/fotostrada---best-images-of-2013/ 

November 2013 - 'fotostrada' member Brian Cassey posts a NEW pic essay to 'Latest Stories' on our web site - "Betel Nut Ban Hard to Chew" - which documents the controversial ban of the use and sale of the mild carcinogenic betel nut (buai) that is traditional chewed across Papua New Guinea. It can be found here ... http://www.fotostrada.com/#/latest-stories/betel-nut-ban-hard-to-chew/BCBetelNut12 

October 2013 - 'fotostrada' member Glenn Campbell is announced as a finalist in the $100,000 2013 Moran Photographic Prize with his image "Mutitjulu Sweet Drop". http://www.moranprizes.com.au/competition/2013-photographic-prize-open/finalists 

October 2013 - 'fotostrada' member Brian Cassey is selected as one of three Finalists in the 2013 "Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer of the Year Award". The winner will be announced at a Walkley event in Brisbane on Novemebr 28th. Brian's nominated set of images can be found here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/walkleyfoundation/sets/72157636407740096/ 

October 2013 - 'fotostrada' member Brian Cassey posts a NEW pic essay to 'Latest Stories' on our web site - "Aravinds" - which documents a small banana leaf Indian restaurant in Singapore. It can be found here ... http://www.fotostrada.com/#/latest-stories/aravinds/BCAravinds1 

 

September 2013 - 'fotostrada' member Graham Crouch posts a new pic essay to 'Latest Stories' on our web site - "Afghanistan Daily Life". The essay portrays life in the strife torn country and can be found here at ... http://www.fotostrada.com/#/latest-stories/afghanistan-daily-life/ 

August 2013 - 'fotostrada' member Craig Greenhill is announced as the Winner of the "Outstanding Portrait" award in the "2013 Kennedy Awards for Excellence in New South Wales Journalism" with his image of horse racing legend Bart Cummings. Craig's image won through against portraits from Dallas Kilponen (Sydney Morning Herald) and Simone de Peake (Newcastle Herald). 

August 2013 - 'fotostrada' member Brian Cassey posts a new pic essay to 'Latest Stories' on our web site - "The Other Side of Manus". The essay portrays Manus Island in Papua New Guinea as more than just a 'hell hole' detention centre for asylum seekers. See at ... http://www.fotostrada.com/#/latest-stories/the-other-side-of-manus/ 

June 2013 - 'fotostrada' announces the addition of two new members - Craig Greenill and Dan Himbrechts. Craig is a senior staffer at the Daily Telegraph and a two times Walkley Award wnner, whilst Dan is a Sydney freealance and was a Walkley finalist in 2012. 

May 2013 - 'fotostrada' member Brian Cassey is announced as one of three winners in the prestigious '2013 Head On Portrait Prize' in Sydney, for his portrait of "Stockman" Dominic Ngakyunkwokka from the "The Aak Puul Ngantam Stockman" series. You can see the winning portrait and the rest of the series here ... http://www.briancasseyphotographer.com/photographs/aak-puul-ngantam-stockman/ and here ... http://www.fotostrada.com/#/latest-stories/aak-puul-ngantam-stockman/BCAPNPORTRAITS4 

April 2013 - 'fotostrada' member Graham Crouch posts a new photo essay to 'Latest Stories' on the 'fotostrada' web site - "The Hazara's of Afghanistan" - great images portraying the lives of the minority and often persecuted Hazara. See ... http://www.fotostrada.com/#/latest-stories/hazaras-of-afghanistan/2013AprilGCstory_013 

April 2013 - The Finalists in the "2013 Kulala Lumpur International Photo Awards" have been announced and 'fotostrada' member Brian Cassey is in the mix with his image "Roustabout" from his 'Aak Puul Ngantam Stockman' portraits. Winners are announced at Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur on June 1st and all the finalists images will be exhibited at the gallery from 23rd May till 23rd June. See the image here - http://www.briancasseyphotographer.com/blog/awardsblog/2013/04/roustabout-selected-in-kl/ 

Janaury 2013 - 'fotostrada' member Brian Cassey posts a new photo essay to 'Latest Stories' on the 'fotostrada' web site - "Cattle Muster Cape York" - images of the work of indigenous company APN Cape York mustering wild cattle in far northern Australia ... at ... http://www.fotostrada.com/#/latest-stories/cattle-muster-cape-york/BCAurukunAPN24 

December 2012 - 'fotostrada' members - Dean Lewins, Tracey Nearmy, Glenn Campbell, Mark 'Crusty' Baker, Dean Saffron, Kelly Barnes, Graham Crouch, Sam Mooy and Brian Cassey - publish their best images of 2012 year on the web site - "The 'fotostrada' BEST of 2012" - at - http://www.fotostrada.com/#/best-images-of-2012/ 

December 2012 - 'fotostrada' members Sam Mooy, Kelly Barnes and Brian Cassey contribute a whopping eighteen images to The Australian newspapers "The Best of the Australian 2012" - http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/galleries/gallery-e6frg8zf-1226541844275?page=1 

October 2012 - 'fotostrada' member Graham Crouch is announced as a Finalist in the Daily Life / Feature category of the "2012 Nikon Walkley Press Photographer Awards" with his work "Broken Lives". You can see Graham's work and the work of the other Finalits at http://www.walkleys.com/gallery/7691/nikon-walkley-finalists-2012http://www.walkleys.com/gallery/7691/nikon-walkley-finalists-2012 

October 2012 - 'fotostrada' member Kelly Barnes launches his new personal web site 'Kelly Barnes Photojournalist' at ... http://www.kellybarnesphoto.com 

October 2012 - 'fotostrada' member Brian Cassey is announced as one Finalist of three in the "2012 United Nations Media Peace Awards" in Photojournalism. The Winner will announced to coincide with United Nations day at a dinner in Melbourne on October 26th. Brian's Finalist work "Life in a Coffin: Hong Kong" can be seen on our web site at http://www.fotostrada.com/#/latest-stories/life-in-a-coffin---hong-kong/BCCoffin2s 

August 2012 - 'fotostrada' member Brian Cassey is part of the panel of three photojournalists, along with Fairfax Canberra Chief Photographer Andreqw Meares and AAP Photo Editor April Fonti, on the ABC National radio program Media Report "Photojournalism Special". You can hear and download the program here http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/mediareport/31-august-2012/4232494 

August 2012 - 'fotostrada' member Brian Cassey is announced the Winner of the 'People' category of the "2012 World IFAJ Star Prize for Photo Excellence" in Stockholm, Sweden. The awards showcase the best in agricultural photography. Brian's image of a grazier in the aftermath of Cyclone Yasi may be found at http://www.briancasseyphotographer.com/images.php?imagefolder=cyclones#22 

August 2012 - 'fotostrada' members Tracey Nearmy and Dean Lewins feature heavily in an Olympics Games image gallery - "Best Pictures from London 2012". 

See their images at ... http://au.sports.yahoo.com/photos/best-pictures-from-london-2012-slideshow/ 

August 2012 - 'fotostrada' member Brian Cassey is announced the winner of the annual Nikon Walkley Photographers Slide Night in Brisbane with his presentation "Life in a Coffin: Hong Kong". The video entry can be viewed here ... http://youtu.be/Gjh9BrpxPaE 

July 2012 - THREE 'fotostrada' members - Dean Lewins, Tracey Nearmy and Mark 'Crusty' Baker travel to London to cover the 2012 Olympic Games representing Associated Press (AP) and Australian Associated Press (AAP). 

July 2012 - 'fotostrada' member Brian Cassey posts a new essay and story to the 'fotostrada' web site in "Latest Stories". Entitled 'Life in a Coffin - Hong Kong' in examines the phenomena of 'Coffin Homes' and other low cost housing in Hong Kong that are gaining popularity as the number living below the poverty line exceeds twenty percent. 

July 2012 - 'fotostrada' member Brian Cassey is announced the WINNER of the "2012 Kellicutt International Photo Show" in California USA. The theme of this years show, which attracted thousands of entries from around the planet, was "Vibrant". Brian's winning image is "Carol - Burns Survivor" - a portrait of burns victim Carol Mayer. Brian also was awarded Third place for his image "Rajasthan Dancers" made in Udaipur India.. The winning image may be found here and Brian's Third placed image here

June 2012 - 'fotostrada' member Brian Cassey adds a new essay to "Latest Stories" on the 'fotostrada' web site - "Ironman" - which documents the recent extreme Ironman event held in Cairns Australia. 

May 2012 - the 'fotostrada' team host a new exhibition of work entitled "Portraits on a Bus" at the Global Gallery Paddington Sydney - a Head On Photo Festival event - thirty images from members Mark 'Crusty' Baker, Graham Crouch, Dean Lewins, Tracey Nearmy, Sam Mooy and Brian Cassey - http://headon.com.au/blog/fotostrada-bus 

May 2012 - 'fotostrada' member Brian Cassey posts a new pic essay to "Latest Stories" on the 'fotostrada' web site entitled "The Dogs of Sai Kung" , which portrays the Hong Kongese devotion to the dog as a surrogate family member. 

May 2012 - 'fotostrada' member Tracey Nearmy is announced the WINNER of the presigious "2012 Head On Portrait Prize" at the Customs House in Sydney with her work "First Shiner". News of the award can be found at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1181401&l=6dc7807206&id=118599594829972 

May 2012 - 'fotostrada' member Brian Cassey has two of his works - "Rajasthan Dancers" and "Carol - Burns Survivor" selected as Finalists in the "2012 Kellicutt International Juried Photo Show - Through A Lens: Vibrant!". All Finalists are here - http://www.coastalartsleague.com/kellicutt/2012/HangingInShow/ 

April 2012 - 'fotostrada' member Tracey Nearmy has her work selected as a Finalist in the "2012 Head On Portrait Prize" 

March 2012 - 'fotostrada' member Dean Lewins adds a new essay to "Latest Stories" on the 'fotostrada' web site - "The Deep South - Mac Town' - U.S.A.P. Antartica" - from his visit to McMurdo Station. 

March 2012 - the essay by 'fotostrada' member Brian Cassey "Soulless in Seoul" - depicting the homeless in the South Korean capitol - features in both the Walkley Magazine and the second issue of photography magazine "Take". 

February 2012 - 'fotostrada' member Mark "Crusty" Baker adds a new essay to "Latest Stories" on the 'fotostrada' web site - "Horse Races Lombok" - on the childrens horse racing on the Indonesian island. 

February 2012 Darwin based photojournalist Glenn Campbell joins 'fotostrada' to become our eleventh member. Glenn is a vastly experienced and awarded photographer. Amongst his many achievements is a recent "Walkley Award' win for his essay "Stolen Spirits". 

February 2012 'fotostrada' member Graham Crouch receives the "Award of Excellence" in the Features section of "Pictures of the Year International" (POYI) with his image 'Grenade Survivor'. See http://www.poyi.org/69/07/ae01.php 

January 2012 'fotostrada' member Graham Crouch wins the 'Features' section of the FCCT / OnAsia Photojournalism Contest with his eassy documenting artificial limb therapy in Kabul Afghanistan. See the winners list at ... http://fccthai.com/items/751.html 

January 2012 'fotostrada' member Brian Cassey is featured on CNN World for his work on the cage home people of Hong Kong ... see at ... http://cnnphotos.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/08/hong-kongs-poor-living-in-cages/ 

November 2011 - an update on the post below regarding the "2011 International Loupe Awards" - 'fotostrada' member and finalist Graham Crouch has been anounced the WINNER of the Photojournalism section of the awards - and his image is now in the running with the seven other open category winners for the Grand Prize. 

November 2011 - 'fotostrada' members Graham Crouch, Dean Lewins and Brian Cassey took out EIGHT awards between them in the just announced "2011 International Loupe Awards" (formerly the "International Aperture Awards). Graham won Gold in Photojournalism for his pic of a starving child on a weigh scale. Dean won Silver (for 'Lady GaGa in Sydney') and Bronze in Portraits & People - also Bronze in Sport and Photojournalism, whilst Brian was awarded Silver in Sport (for 'Crazy Horse') and bronze in each of Photojournalism and Portraits & People.  

October 2011 - Great result for 'fotostrada' in the 2011 Walkley Awards. In the Walkley Nikon Best Portrait Award Brian Cassey was ajudged the 'Winner' and Dean Lewins 'Runner Up' with their works "Carol - Burns Survivor" and "Lady Gaga in Sydney" respectively. You can see both images and judges comments at http://mynikonlife.com.au/partners/nikon-walkley-awrds/articles/finalists-announced-for-the- nikon-walkley-awards-2011 

September 2011 - 'fotostrada' member Graham Crouch adds a new pic essay - entitled "Red Cross Kabul" - to 'Latest Stories' on the 'fotostrada' website. The images depict amputees and their prosthetic limbs at the Red Cross (ICRC) Orthopaedic Centre in Kabul Afghanistan. 

September 2011 - 'fotostrada' member Brian Cassey adds a new picture essay - entitled "Soulless in Seoul" - to 'Latest Stories' on the 'fotostrada' website. The essay documents the plight of the homeless Koreans who are being forcibly evicted from Seoul Railway Station by State rail operator Korail. 

September 2011 - 'fotostrada' member Brian Cassey wins the "Best Photographic Essay" award at the 'Clarion Awards' in Brisbane - Queensland's premier media awards - with images from his work covering Cyclone Yasi. 

August 2011 - 'fotostrada' members Dean Lewins and Kelly Barnes both receive "Highly Commended" awards at the "2011 PANPA Newspaper Photograph of the Year" presentation at Darling Harbour. Deans work is on the Queensland floods, Kelly's - the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. 

August 2011 - 'fotostrada' member Kelly Barnes posts a new essay to "Latest Stories' on the 'fotostrada' website - "Miss Ink SA" - on the ladies and the 'art' of tattoo in Adelaide. 

August 2011 - the work covering the passage of Cyclone Yasi by 'fotostrada' member Brian Cassey is selected as Finalist in both photographic categories - Best News Photo and Best Photographic Essay - in Queenslands' "2011 Clarion Media Awards". Winners announced in Brisbane September 10th. 

August 2011 - 'fotostrada' member Brian Cassey has been asked to exhibit his work on the cage home people of Hong Kong - "Cage Dogs" - at Asia's pre-eminent design and arts expo - the Gwangju Design Biennale in South Korea - from 2nd September. For more info go to Brians' blog at http://www.briancasseyphotographer.com/  

August 2011 - TWO 'fotostrada' members - Dean Lewins and Kelly Barnes are selected as Finalists in the "2011 PANPA Newspaper Photograph of the Year" awards. Dean's work is entitled "Brisbane Floods" and Kelly's "Japanese Tsunami and Earthquake Aftermath". Winner is announced in Sydney on August 18th. 

July 2011 - Renee Nowytarger - a founder member of 'fotostrada' - rejoins the collective following the birth of her first born and relocation. Amongst Renee's many achievements she was both 2009 and 2005 Walkley Press Photographer of the Year. 

July 2011 - fotostrada member Brian Cassey is selected as the featured artist on Tribal Truth - an online community dedicated to art, humanitarian issues and social change. Featured work is Brian's images from indigenous communities around Queensland Australia. See the feature at http://tribaltruth.org/2011/07/brian-cassey/ 

June 2011 - fotostrada member Graham Crouch posts a new pic essay from Afghanistan - "Carpet Wallahs" - to "Latest Stories" on the site. 

May 2011 - fotostrada member Brian Cassey posts his second pic essay from his recent road trip in India - "Rajasthan & Holi" - to "Latest Stories" on the site. 

May 2011 - fotostrada exhibits at the Global Gallery Paddington Sydney from the 16th to 29th May as part of the Head On Photo Festival 2011. All fotostrada members work is represented. Full details at http://headon.com.au/event/global-gallery-fotostrada-australian-photographers-collective-0 

May 2011 - fotostrada member Graham Crouch posts his pic essay "Cricket World Cup 2011" to "Latest Stories" on the site. 

May 2011 - fotostrada members Kelly Barnes and Mark "Crusty" Baker both post essays to "Latest Stories" of their work covering the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan. 

May 2011 - fotostrada member Brian Cassey is selected as runner up in the Moran Photographic Prize 2011. His image "Cyclone" received the "Highly Commended" award at a function at the State Library of NSW Sydney. 

April 2011 - fotostrada member Brian Cassey posts the first pic essay from his journey to India - entitled "Varanasi". See it at "Latest Stories". 

April 2011 - fotostrada members Dean Lewins and Brian Cassey are selected as Finalists in the 2011 Head On Portrait Prize. Over 2500 entries were received. Deans Finalist entry is "2.39am" - an image of Tony Abbott on the election trail, whilst Brian's is an image of "Carol - Burns Survivor". Winners will be announced at the commencement of the Head On Festival in Sydney on May 5th.  

March 2011 - fotostrada members fair well at the Moran Photographic Prize 2011. Brian Cassey's image "Cyclone" made the finalist cut, whilst three other images by Melanie Russell and Brian Cassey(2) also made the semi-finals. 

February 2011 - fotostrada member Brian Cassey posts a photo essay on the passage of the devastating category 5 Cyclone Yasi across the north Queensland coast. See it at "Latest Stories". 

January 2011 - fotostrada members Dean Lewins, Dean Saffron, Kelly Barnes and Sam Mooy post a collaborative pic essay on the massive and unprecedented Australia wide floods. See it at "Latest Stories". 

January 2011 - fotostrada is now on Twitter. To keep up to date go to - http://twitter.com/#!/fotostrada_ - or click on the " 'fotostrada' on Twitter " link in the column left. 

January 2011 - fotostrada member Dean Saffron adds a timely new photo essay to "Latest Stories" on the site. Entitled "Condamine - Flood Evauation" it's a documentation of the return of the residents of the flooded Queendsland town of Condamine a week after their forced evacuation. 

December 2010 - fotostrada member Graham Crouch adds a colourful and intriguing new photo essay to "Latest Stories" on the site. Entitled "An Indian Wedding" it's a visual documentation of the nuptials and ensuing celebrations in Bhopal India. 

Graham has also added to the web site a set of single images and an essay entitled "Leaving Iraq". 

November 2010 - fotostrada announces the addition of a NEW MEMBER - our ninth. 

Former 'The Australian' photojournalist Graham Crouch has joined the ranks. Graham is now based in New Delhi, India and has also worked in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Whilst at 'The Australian Newspaper' Graham covered news, features, politics and sport based in Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns. More info on Graham's work in his Biography. 

October 2010 - fotostrada member Kelly Barnes adds a new photo essay to 'Latest Stories' - entitled "Canonisation of Mary MacKillop" - images from the town of Penola where Mary MacKillop started her work.. 

October 2010 - fotostrada member Dean Lewins adds a new photo essay to 'Latest Stories' - entitled "On The Trail" - images on the election trail with opposition leader Tony Abbott. 

October 2010 - fotostrada member Brian Cassey adds a new photo essay to 'Latest Stories' - entitled "Banyu Pinaruh - Bali" on the Hindu festival of bathing to cleanse the body and soul. 

September 2010 - fotostrada member Sam Mooy adds a new photo essay to 'Latest Stories' - entitled "A Day In Old Delhi". 

August 2010 - fotostrada is pleased to announce a NEW member - Mark "Crusty" Baker - who I'm sure many of you already know for his work for the 'wires' - Reuters and Associated Press. Highly credentialed, Crusty's Biography is now up on site with his images soon to follow. 

August 2010 - another new pic essay - "Bush Races" by Brian Cassey - up on the fotostrada site under 'Latest Stories'. 

August 2010 - fotostrada member Dean Lewins posts an excellent new essay to the fotostrada site on the Marree Australian Camel Cup event (go to 'Latest Stories') - whilst fotostrada member Brian Cassey has his image from the Almaden Bush Races chosen as the UK Guardian's 'Eyewitness' pic of the day for August 8th - go to 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/picture/2010/aug/08/almaden-bush-races 

July 2010 - fotostrada member Brian Cassey is named as a Finalist in the 2010 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize. The Winner of the $80,000 prize will be announced on the 10th August at the exhibition opening night at the State Library of NSW Sydney. 

June 2010 - fotostrada - 'the book' - was launched at the Australian Centre for Photography's "Winter Book Fair" on June 19th and is available for purchase.  

A selection of essays and single images from fotostrada photographers in a quality folio, the volume is hardcover, landscape (13" x 11" - 33 x 28 cms), 118 heavy stock pages and contains 100 photographs. 

Please visit the 'Books' section for more information. 

June 2010 - The results of the 4th International Color Awards, Masters Cup have been announced and  

fotostrada member Brian Cassey has won two "Honorable Mention's" for his work in the "Photojournalism" and "Wildlife" categories. 

Full results at www.thecolorawards.com 

May 2010 - fotostrada welcomes new member Kelly Barnes. Currently based in Adelaide working for The Australian, Kelly is an experienced photographer who has also worked as a freelance and on staff for many newspapers around Australia. Please see his biography. 

March 2010 - fotostrada launches a Facebook 'Page' - fotostrada and photojournalism news, essays, blogs, pic pages and more. See us at ... www.facebook.com/pages/fotostrada/109039275790133 

March 2010 - fotostrada member Brian Cassey is selected by his peers as a "Australia's Top Photographers" - "Top Ten" finalist in both the Editorial and Photojournalism categories. Winners in each category and an overall winner will be announced in April. 

June 2009 - fotostrada member Sam Mooy is selected as one of three finalists in the "Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year Awards" photographic category.