Perimeter Talks | Jesse Marlow: Second City

Perimeter Talks | Jesse Marlow: Second City

**UPDATE: Due to the rapidly unfolding nature of the current COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne, Perimeter has decided to postpone our talk with Jesse Marlow until further notice. We look forward to rescheduling this event once we have more information.

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Perimeter is thrilled to relaunch its programming initiative, Perimeter Talks, in 2021. Taking place on occasional weekend afternoons, the series features lectures, panel discussions and more casual in-conversations with publishers, artists, curators, designers, writers and editors. The talks explore and address various themes and issues relating to contemporary photographic, art and design publishing – helping demystify, challenge and offer insight into publishing as a medium and a practice.

Join us for a conversation with photographer Jesse Marlow as he gives insight into his practice of street photography and self-publishing, in light of his recent publication Second City. Marlow's collection of images speaks to the inherent and ever-changing character of the city, made obvious through unearthing the everyday scenes of its recent history.

Second City (Sling Shot Press) is a collection of 44 black and white candid street photographs from Jesse Marlow’s hometown Melbourne. Photographed between the years 1998-2004 the book depicts the city as it was before the boom of the mid 2000s. The book features a foreword by Melbourne author Tony Birch and has been designed by Yanni Florence.

Jesse Marlow's works are held in public and private collections across Australia, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Australian Parliament House Canberra, Monash Gallery of Art, City of Melbourne and State Library of Victoria. In 2003, he published his first book of photographs, Centre Bounce: Football from Australia’s Heart, (Hardie Grant Books), followed by a self-published book of street photographs, Wounded, (Sling Shot Press) in 2005. In 2006, he was selected to participate in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam. He was awarded the International Street Photographer of the Year Award in 2011, and in 2012 won the Monash Gallery of Art’s Bowness Prize. Marlow released his third monograph, Don’t Just Tell Them, Show Them in 2014. In the same year, he was profiled in the Thames & Hudson book, The World Atlas of Street Photography.

Where: Perimeter Books, 748 High St, Thornbury
When: Saturday May 29, 3pm–4pm

Ticketed event, with seating strictly limited – book here.

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