Renowned Victorian music photojournalist David Harris has been appointed as the Official Australian Photographer for the annual Festival Interceltique held in Lorient, France from 5 to 14 August.
David, a photographer of 30 years’ experience, is highly respected in the Melbourne arts and music scene and his work regularly features in Beat Magazine, Fairfax Media, The Australian and many Music and Arts Blogs. He was also Officiating Photographer for the Melbourne Festival, many events within the Arts Centre Melbourne, and Festivals around Australia.
David runs his own photography business www.davidharrisphtography.com.au as well as www.festivalsofaustralia.com in partnership with Carl Dziunka. It is Australia’s one-stop shop for information about all Australian Festivals, offering Festival goers and music lovers reviews, interviews, pictures and radio from events in real-time.
“I am thrilled to be appointed as Australia’s Official Photographer for this event,” David said. “I have photographed many of the Australian performers appearing at Festival Interceltique numerous times at Australia’s leading festivals. It will be fantastic to capture them in international surrounds.”
Around 750,000 people from all over the world invade the Celtic land of Lorient to enjoy the cream of cream of Celtic music. Founded in 1971, the Festival Interceltique de Lorient was created to contribute to the development of music and Breton culture.
This Year the Aussie contingent includes a vast array of talent including Archie Roach, Jane Rutter, Claymore, Eric Bogle, Graham Dodsworth, Queensland Irish pipe band, Saoirse, SÁSTA, Siobhan Owen Pays de Galles/Australie, Sylvestre Soleil and Tommy Emmanuel. Well known international acts include Joan Baez and The Corrs, you can read about the full line-up here The poster for the 2016 Festival celebrates Australia’s participation in the event, expressing the bush and its sounds and vibrations that resonate Aboriginal culture.
Organisers say the poster is rich in Celtic and Australian symbols representing the fusion of cultures on the occasion of the 46th Festival. The artwork features bagpipes, a harp and a triskele for Celtic heritage and boomerangs, eucalyptus leaves, a didgeridoo and a salamander for Australia. The entanglement of these symbols, a set of forms against-forms, created a central kangaroo mascot flagship of this diaspora, with a nod to aboriginal art.
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