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“Stephen Blanch, a surfer, photographer, artist, school teacher although not necessarily in that order of importance.
His work is reminiscent of Cartier-Bresson with a dash of Winogrand but there the similarities stop.
His images are not pure description of the human environment but are rather more elusive in meaning.
They contain more questions than answers, and involve the viewer in some intellectual calisthenics.”

Doug Spowart, Photographer, Lecturer, Writer.


“I look into this guy’s ideas that are light years ahead of technique,
I marvel at his emotional dexterity,
It leaves me puzzled and perplexed,
But hungry for more.”

Roger Skinner, Photographer, Writer, Commentator,
Muswellbrook Regional Gallery


“Your work is more like Poetry than Photography.”

Bedrich Grunzweig
Advisor to Cornell Capa
International Center of Photography, NYC.


“Your work is too beautiful.”

Alasdair Foster
Australian Centre of Photography



Curriculum Vitae

NAME: Stephen Russell Blanch B.Ed. (Art)

BUSINESS NAME: EDGE PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY A.B.N. 77 131 394 682

ADDRESS: PO Box 75 EVANS HEAD New South Wales Australia 2473

TELEPHONE: 0414 947 084 – Mobile

EMAIL: stephenblanch@yahoo.com

WEB ADDRESS: http://www.edgephotogallery.com

TRAINING: 1977-1980

Newcastle College of Advanced Education, N.S.W. Australia
Art Education
Completed Two Majors: Painting and Photography

1976

Newcastle University, N.S.W. Australia
Subjects: Drama, Psychology, English, History

QUALIFICATIONS: Bach. Ed. (Art)


EXPERIENCE:

2013-Current

Technical Assistant/Studio Technician, Art Dept. North Coast Institute of T.A.F.E. Lismore Campus.

1986-2012

Visual Arts/Photography Teacher at Richmond River High School, Lismore, NSW.

2006

Judge, The McGregor Prize For Photography, The University Of Southern Queensland. Toowoomba. QLD.

2005

Judge, Muswellbrook Photographic Award, Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery, N.S.W

2005 and 2003

Official Photographer for the Northern Stars Under The Big Top, featuring the talents of 2700 Music, Dance and Drama students from Public Education Schools across the North Coast of N.S.W.

2000-2004

Photography Teacher/Tutor for Adult Education Classes The New Camera House, Lismore, NSW.

2003

Guest Lecturer at Institute of Photographic Technology Inc. (Australia`s professional organisations representing art, science and photographic education). Conference at Hobart, Tasmania entitled "Celebrating the Diversity of Photographic Imaging"

2002

Guest Lecturer at Tweed River Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah at final day of the Josephine Ulrick Portrait Prize for Photography. Delivered lecture and slide presentation of "Photography, The Meaning of Life, and other games"

2002

Guest Lecturer, Australian Photographic Society National Convention, Coffs Harbour. Delivered lecture and PowerPoint presentation of "Photography, The Meaning of Life, and other games"

1997

Photographic Portfolio Review at Rocket Gallery, London, Association Francaise Pour la Diffusion Du Patrimoine Photographique, and de l`Association des Amis de Jacques-Henri Latrique, Paris, and Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris.

1993-1999

Photography Teacher/Tutor for Adult Education Classes Adult Community Education, Lismore, NSW.

1991

Photographic Portfolio Review at The International Center of Photography, New York City.

Photographic Portfolio Review at The Photographers Gallery, London.

1981-1986

Visual Arts/Photography teacher at Wilcannia Central School, Far Western NSW.



REGIONAL AWARDS (Northern Rivers NSW and South East Qld.)

1988-2016

Over 100 Awards



INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL AWARDS:

2012

Small Works Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria,
First Prize

Eros Awards TZ International Photography and Art Community
First Prize Fine Art
First Prize Open

2005

McGregor Prize for Photography, The University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Third Prize.

2004

Muswellbrook Photographic Award, Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery. N.S.W.
First Prize, Open Photography.

2003

3rd Prize in the Faculty/Staff Single Image section of the 2003 Photo Imaging Education Association International Travelling Photo Exhibition. USA, Canada, Britain, South Africa, Australia.

2002

Muswellbrook Photographic Award, Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery, N.S.W.
Second Prize, Open Photography.

2002/1997/1996

McGregor Prize for Photography, The University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Highly Commended
2000

The Josephine Ulrick Photography Prize, Tweed River Regional Gallery. Judged by Gael Newton, Senior Curator, Photography, Australian National Gallery
Highly Commended with "American Gothic Act III Sc II"
Highly Commended with "Me and Mona"

1999

The Australian Fine Art Photography Awards
Finalist (36 photographs) with "American Gothic", judged by Sandy Edwards, Stills Gallery, Sydney

1999

The Australian Fine Art Photography Awards
Finalist (36 photographs) with "The Mango Tree", judged by Lewis Morley, International Photographer.


COLLECTIONS:
The University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba
The Australian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan
The Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery
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