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David Dare Parker – Film and Television Stills Photographer Retrospective

Next event Tuesday 1 Dec from 10am to 4pm

By Margaret River HEART

Back due to popular demand!

In collaboration with CinefestOZ, David Dare Parker has put together a physical and online exhibition featuring images representing an over three-decade career as an on-set production stills photographer in Film and Television.

The aim of the project is to raise awareness of the quality of Australian based Film and Television Productions. It will also help showcase the valued contributions of our film crews, and the diversity of our locations.

The 15 image physical exhibition will be held at The Heart, the Shire of Augusta Margaret River’s new state of the art Hub of Entertainment, Arts and Regional Tourism. The online showcase and Industry Workshop will provide the opportunity for established and emerging practitioners to gain a better understanding of what role an on-set production stills photographer plays in the commercial success of a particular a Film & TV Production.


David Dare Parker – Photographer


A Walkley Award winning photojournalist and NIKON Ambassador, David Dare Parker has photographed for many national and international magazines throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Australasia. Publications include LeMonde, Stern, L’Express, Focus, Australian Geographic, The Bulletin, The New York Times, Fortune and Time Australia. He is featured in the Australian War Memorial book ‘Contact’ – Australian War Photographers and WAR: Degree South.

Projects include coverage of East Timor’s struggle to gain independence and Indonesia’s first steps towards democracy. In January 2002 he was asked to co-ordinate a safety awareness course for Afghan Journalists in Peshawar, Pakistan for the International Federation of Journalists. In 2003 he was the Official War Photographer for the Australian War Memorial during Operation Falconer in the Middle East. Recent work includes coverage of the Rohingya humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh.

During 2004 he was appointed journalist in residence at Murdoch University and lectured on photography at Central TAFE in Perth, Western Australia. He has also worked extensively in film, television and the performing arts. He has run photography workshops for Head On Photo Festival, FORM, Country Arts WA and Nikon Australia.

As a film industry production stills photographer, credits include 3 Acts of Murder, Cloudstreet, Underbelly Razor, Brothers in Arms – Bikie Wars, Redfern Now, An Accidental Soldier, Love Child 2, Red Dog: True Blue, Paper Planes, Jasper Jones, Three Summers, Breath, Whiteley, Dirt Music, H is for Happiness, Go Karts & Mystery Road Series Two.

He is one of the original co-founders of Reportage, was a Director of FotoFreo Photographic Festival and a Walkley Advisory Board Member. He is a member of the °SOUTH Photo Co-operative and the SMPSP: The Society of Motion Picture Stills Photographers.


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