On Writing - Crafting a Photo Essay


David Kelly

Auditorium 2, State Library of Queensland

How to Write

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#Performances


#About the event


#Photographer

David Kelly

David Kelly

David Kelly is a multi Walkley-nominated photographer, and winner of the Clarion Award for best Photo-Essay, News, Sport and Multicultural work. One of the original photographers for the Courier Mail Qweekend Magazine (2005 - 2017), he has also worked with Queensland Ballet for the past 20 years, producing From the Wings, a book on their production of Swan Lake. He co-produced Love Stories, a documentary about homeless love, and a book, Detours (Stories From the Street).

He has travelled extensively throughout Australia, the Pacific, and Asia on assignment, and immersed himself in the culture and stories of Indigenous Australia, a world he has entered with care, respect, and a soft footprint.

#Special Guest

Benjamin Allmon

Benjamin Allmon

Benjamin is an award-winning author, freelance journalist, adventurer, and film producer.

In 2016 Odyssey Books published his music/adventure memoir, Foot Notes. His most recent work, The Saltwater Story, is a fully-illustrated hardcover collaboration with renowned photographer David Kelly, as well as a feature-length documentary.  His short story anthology, Mr Ordinary Dons a Disguise (including the award-winning Dicky’s Dilemma) will be released by Odyssey Books in September 2018.

His work has appeared in The Guardian, Voyeur Magazine, The Spectator, Blank Magazine, RACT’s Journeys Magazine, Jetstar Magazine, Outback Magazine, Stories of Music, Renaissance, Punchnel’s, Tincture Journal, The Writer and Aurealis to name a few.

An active member of the Gold Coast writing community, he harbours a deep affection for cricket, pistachios, and the music of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones.


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