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Nicéphore Niépce Museum Looking For A New Directeur

The Nicéphore Niépce museum and the town of Chalon-sur-Saône are looking for a director. With a c...

Winners of the LensCulture and Magnum Photography Prize Announced

The Magnum Photos agency and the magazine LensCulture announced the winners of their very young phot...

Record Auctions for Wolfgang Tillmans

Wolfgang Tillmans, Freischwimmer #84, 2004 © Wolfgang Tillmans & Phillips The 48-year-old Germa...
Luciana Pampalone, Graflex, 2012 © Luciana Pampalone
Luciana Pampalone, Graflex, 2012 © Luciana Pampalone

Alison Stieven-Taylor

Journalist Oceania : Australia
Melbourne, Australia
Twitter: @stieventaylor

A freelance journalist for over 25 years, Alison has written for a wide variety of magazines from music bible Rolling Stone to Pro Photo. She is currently features writer for Pro Photo and New Zealand Pro Photographer magazines and also a contributor to The Australian and Australian Financial Review newspapers. Her weekly blog Photojournalism Now has an international readership. Alison has also worked as a magazine editor and columnist. Specializing in writing about photography, particularly photojournalism and social documentary, Alison has interviewed photographers from around the world covering a broad range of topics. She holds a Masters Degree in Media Communications (Monash University) and was awarded Honors for her 2013 thesis “Has the Critical Mirror Shattered - What is the Future for Professional Photojournalism in the Digital News Age?” She is currently working on her PhD looking at the evolution of photojournalism. Alison is also the author of three books including the best-selling biography “Rock Chicks: The Hottest Female Rockers from the1960s to Now”. In addition Alison has also studied photography at Photography Studies College (Melbourne) and her photographs are held in private collections.

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