Seeing Photographs with the Australian Centre for Photography

Seeing Photographs with the Australian Centre for Photography

A brief Introduction to editing and selecting with photo-editor Rachel Knepfer.

Join experienced photo-editor Rachel Knepfer for an Australian Centre for Photography special event. Hosted by Kinokuniya, this hands-on workshop provides participants with a brief introduction to the power of an edit, its history and methods of presentation.

Drawing on iconic and newly published photobooks for inspiration, participants will work towards developing a framework around their own projects. Participants will be encouraged to be original, to edit with intention, and to embrace the nature of a work in progress.

This workshop is for those looking to turn their individual works into a collection, a permanent record, a book.

Students to bring

  • 20-50 test prints (A5 or A4) for review and edit

11.00am – 2.30pm with 30 minute break. Limited spaces available.

Workshop tickets are $25 pp and available for purchase on Eventbrite.


Rachel Knepfer was born in San Francisco and now lives in Sydney. She has always worked with pictures – as an editor, creative director & producer. As the director of photography at Rolling Stone Magazine in New York, she collaborated with photographers including Mary Ellen Mark, Dan Winters, Mark Seliger, Herb Ritts, Martin Schoeller and David Lachapelle. Rachel has edited books, mentored students, judged photography annuals & competitions & won international awards.


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The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) is the leading national organisation dedicated to photography and new media. The ACP provides exhibition, education and community programs to engage audiences in a dynamic conversation about the role photography plays in visual culture. As one of the longest running contemporary art spaces, founded in 1973, the ACP has been a creative force in the cultural life of Australia for over 40 years. Head-quartered in Sydney, the ACP fosters partnerships to present innovative programs, regionally, nationally and internationally.


Image credit: Me & my mum photographed in Northern California by Judy Dater (l) and Jack Welpott (r).  From their book ‘Women and Other Visions’, Morgan and Morgan, 1975.


RSVP now → When: Saturday, 16 September 2017
Where: Art & Design Department, Books Kinokuniya Sydney