Photofile Magazine Relaunch

Sun 19 Mar 17, 11.30am

Past program

Free entry

NGV International

Melbourne Art Book Fair discussion space
Ground Level

2017 sees the return of Australia’s oldest photography magazine, Photofile.

The relaunch of Photofile magazine, under a new editorship, will focus on educating and inspiring readers with innovative and accessible content. The beautifully designed and printed Photofile has been reimagined to appeal to the full spectrum of readers – from photographic artists to newly commenced students and hobbyists, as well people outside of photography with an interested in creative arts, technology, fashion, social issues, storytelling, publishing and many other related areas.

Photofile will feature the best of contemporary photography in Australia and will also appeal to an international readership, leading the discourse on current practices, ideas and technology.

Issue 98: Under the Sun

The return of Photofile also heralds a new direction for the magazine placing photography in Australia amongst photography internationally. In our interview section, two of the most renowned photographers and photobook makers in the world Cristina de Middel and Mariela Sancari sit down together to discuss their recent successes and their upcoming projects. We profile Marc Feustel, curator, writer and editor and talk to Angel Luis Gonzalez, Director of Photo Ireland Festival, about bringing the world of photography to Dublin. In our technology section we explore photography’s cutting edge with the industry’s key players and, finally, we preview some of the best upcoming exhibitions and photobooks in Australia and internationally.


Claire Monneraye, Curator, Australian Centre for Photography
Claire Monneraye’s curatorial interests span a wide range of contemporary photographic expression, the exploration of historical forms and how we perceive our present and envisage our future. Prior to joining the Australian Centre for Photography in 2011, Claire worked at the Centre Georges Pompidou and at the Grand Palais – Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Paris, France. She has curated numerous exhibitions featuring Australian and international artists. Her most recent project includes Under the sun. Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker, a large scale exhibition that feature commissioned works by 15 contemporary artists that challenge and explore views of our culture, identity and nationhood.

Daniel Boetker-Smith, Managing Editor, Photofile
Daniel Boetker-Smith, newly appointed editor of Australia’s oldest and most respected photography magazine ACP’s Photofile, is a writer, curator, educator and artist based in Melbourne. Daniel is the Course Director at Photography Studies College, Melbourne. He regularly writes for a number of international photo publications. He is also the Director of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2013 to promote the work of photographers from the Asia-Pacific regional at festivals, galleries, and institutions all over the world.

Talks and discussions NGV International