Welcome to the Friends of South Australian Art Photography
This website emerged from a public sense of a vacuum in South Australia with respect to the culture of art photography. Creatives working in this field often found themselves to be working in isolation in a photographic culture that was dominated by commercial photography, and they did so without much support or encouragement for their photographic projects.
This isolation often has a depressing impact on the creativity of art photographers and, as a result, they find it hard to continue working on their projects.
What developed from various conversations was the idea of creating a nurturing space, clearing or receptacle (chora or Khôra) that would support the culture of art photography in South Australia. Khôra has a sense of a paradoxical movement of dependency and pushing away toward differentiation and self-identity.
The overall purpose of Light Paths is to create a digital space that would provide art photographers in South Australia a collective presence and a sense of community. It is currently envisioned that this support and encouragement would involve 2 field trips per year within South Australia, one exhibition per year based on the photos made on these fields trips, talks, a photo blog and links to the activities of art photographers and academic research.