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Artists Down Under Magazine

Issue 50 : May 2021 : digital artistry

Featuring Hemant Kogekar

I was selected to be the featured artist in the 50th edition of Artists Down Under magazine. It features one of my images on the cover and several in the feature. There are many wonderful images by the creative artists from Australia and New Zealand.

Enjoy!

Artists Down Under

Fascinating Old Photos

This is without question one of the most interesting collection of old photos. There are 40 photos.

“My grandma’s hospital bill after giving birth to my dad in 1955.”

“My Great-Grandfather that was too poor to afford a suit in Sicily, so he had to pose in front of a cardboard cut-out, 1930s.”

“The way we were…and are again.”

“In 1959, Volvo invented the 3-point seat belt, then gave a free license to all other car manufacturers to use it.”

“Woman stands on a farmer’s shoulders to emphasizes the height of their corn crop, Minnesota, 1916.”

“My dad’s total cost for a semester of college back in 1970. Would be $250 today!”

“A sailor “meets” his baby for the first time after fourteen months at sea, 1940s.”

“A Native American girl of the Kiowa tribe, Oklahoma, 1894”

“After spending more than five years in a North Vietnamese camp, Lt. Col. Robert L. Stirm is reunited with his family at Travis AFB, March 13, 1973.”

“Ashtrays and coin-operated televisions in the Los Angeles Greyhound bus terminal, 1969”

“This 1955 photo is one of Walter Chandoha’s most famous shots. “My daughter Paula and the kitten both ‘smiled’ for the camera at the same time. …But the cat’s not smiling, he’s meowing.”

“A young girl taking in the scale model for the newly planned World Trade Center. Late 60’s”

“Fashionistas Back When Short Shorts Were Still Widely Considered Risqué – Los Angeles 1950s.”

“Girl’s sheep racing on farm, UK, 1969, photo by John Drysdale”.

“Victorian era “bathing machines” – Women were required to stay fully clothed until they got inside a bathing machine to change into suit; then someone would wheel the cart out into the ocean so the woman can get into the water privately without being seen in swimsuit. 1890s”

“Two West German girls chat with their grandparents in the eastern zone, separated by a barbed wire barricade, 1961.”

“These three women completed their education as physicians in Philadelphia in 1885.”

“Movie theater etiquette poster…1912”

“A drunken man in a basket. Bars in Turkey employed basket man who’s job it was to take patrons home who were too drunk to stand up. Istanbul 1960s.”

“A married couple on the Nebraska prairie, 1800s. Though ramshackle and leaning a little, their house has homey touches, including a decorative wreath and some pet songbirds in a cage.”

“Lady Norman with her scooter in 1916”

Grocery shoppers; 1960s – 1970s

“A Mother Reads to Her 6 Year Old Child through a Basement Window during a 1949 Polio Epidemic Quarantine, LIFE Magazine, Oct 3, 1949”

“The day Sweden switched from driving on the left to driving on the right, 1967.”

“My great grandfather, Lt. Walter Chewning jumping onto a burning plane to save the pilot, they both survived.”

“Boys hold their breath, amazed, on their first elevator ride, 1948.”

“African-American, sharecropper & mother teaching her children numbers and alphabet at home. Louisiana,1939.”

“A letter my father received a couple months after the war ended. It’s a form letter that probably went to every Navy vet, but I love the message so much that I had it framed when I came across it a couple years ago in an old briefcase. Dad was a fighter pilot serving in the Pacific.”

“1927 Montana – A Native American family relaxes inside their tipi. Image Edwin L. Wisherd National Geographic. This isn’t colourised, it’s autochrome (the first commercially available color photographic process).”

“Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis in the early 1900s. The walls were painted by a surgeon who wanted to give patients something to look at while they waited for their anesthesia.”

“This photograph shows the amounts of butter, milk, bacon, lard, sugar, cheese, tea and jam received by two people per week in Britain in 1943 during WWII.”

“42 years ago, the Blizzard of ’78 hit the Northeast.”

“Camberley Kate, rescuer of stray dogs – Camberley, UK, 1962, Evelyn Hofer.”

“A tiny gas station in Knott County, Kentucky in 1977”

“During the great depression flour companies learnt that poor families made clothes from empty flour bags, so they started making patterns on them. (1930′)”

“Record listening booths, HMV store London 1954”

“A job seeker with sandwich sign walks the NYC sidewalks, hoping he will get employment (1938) Otto Hagel, photographer.”

“The Great Depression seizing America from 1929 to 1939.”

“100 Years Ago (January 15, 1920) – patrons make a run on the liquor store, mobbing the clerks to get their last orders in before Prohibition takes effect at midnight”.

“Christmas dinner in home of Earl Pauley. Near Smithfield, Iowa. Dinner consisted of potatoes, cabbage and pie. 1936. Photographer – Lee Russell”





2019 Welcome back

Welcome back to another year of great photography with lots of fun and friendly gatherings.
Our Program for 2019 promises to be very successful and your committee expect the club will continue to grow.

Monthly meetings will be held as before on the second and fourth Tuesdays starting at 7.30pm.
There will be a presenter on the second Tuesdays and members competition on the fourth Tuesdays.

Competition will alternate monthly Open and a subject.
Digital (Projected) and Prints will continue.
The number of entries will be the same; Prints 2 mono, 2 colour / 2 Digital
– tag all entries at the end of the title 1,2, 3 Do not use symbols in your titles or between tag numbers.
(3 times and the image is out altogether/we don’t want to see it again!
CLOSE OFF FOR ALL ENTRIES: is the Friday before the Tuesday competition.

The committee have decided to drop Online competition.

AWARDS: Any image awarded a Merit or Credit during a calendar year may not be re-entered in a monthly competition in the same calendar year. (Can be re-entered in the next year/s)

Life of image entries: No one work may be entered in club competitions more than three (3) times in total.  This includes entries in the Digital competition.

2018 FCC Topshot

FCC Topshot is open to individuals who are members of camera clubs affiliated with the FCC (Federation of Camera Clubs (NSW).

Most successful clubs:
Central Coast Leagues Club Camera Club 1437
Wangi Workers Club 913
Australian Digital Photographic Association 738
Norths Photographic Society  729

Congratulations to those members who entered their images and helped with the success of our club score. For more details check the Home Page – Achievements

View Results and Gallery:

https://fccnsw.myphotoclub.com.au/mypc-comp-view-results/

2018 Welcome back

Welcome back to another exciting year of inspiring photography with lots of fun and friendly gatherings.
The Program for 2018 is looking fantastic with a great variety to suit most members.
For all competition results please visit our website Galleries on the Home Page.

There have been some changes to the Program as follows.
Each competition has an Open subject and alternate month has a Set subject competition.

Members may enter two sections – Prints and Projected Images.
Open would be Prints and the set subject competition entries submitted as Projected Images.

The number of images will be the same; Prints  2 mono, 2 colour / 2 Digital – tagged at the end of the title 1,2, 3 as in the past.
(3 times and the image is out altogether/we don’t want to see it again!
CLOSE OFF FOR ALL ENTRIES: Will be the Friday before the Tuesday competition.
Prints will NOT be extended to the Monday.

ONLINE : Entries will NO longer be ‘First Time’.
New or Old images (as long as they have not already been entered 3 times) can be entered, tagged at the end of the title  1, 2 or 3 (3 times and the image is out altogether/we don’t want to see it again!
This brings ONLINE,  in line with the normal competition as above.
1 x image, Digital upload.
CLOSE OFF: entries close at the end of each month.

AWARDS: Any work awarded a Merit or Credit during a  calendar year may not be re-entered in a monthly competition in the same calendar year. (Can be re-entered in the next year/s)