A photograph might capture a moment, but it also tells us a story.
- Ali MC
A story-teller at heart, Ali MC uses photography to transport viewers into worlds rarely seen.
From Rohingya refugee camps to life on the fringes of Timor-Leste, Ali MC’s photos bring to life the struggles, sadness, smiles and stories of people from around the globe to create an ever-expanding body of work that is both unique and beautifully shot.
Drawing on influences of classic photojournalism, Ali MC primarily uses film, preferring the patience and one-shot opportunity the medium provides.
Rather than seeing film as limiting, Ali MC instead relishes the challenge of capturing the moment in a precise and inspired way.
Ali MC’s new exhibition, Nong Shain Maw: Stone Breakers of the East Khasi Highlands is a medium format photography exhibition. It documents the life for the Nong Shain Maw as ‘the people who break the rock.’
OPENING: Saturday 18 May, 4pm – 5.30pm
EXHIBITION: 18 May – 8 June
VENUE: FCAC Gabriel Gallery
PRESENTATION: Thursday May 23 1-2pm, Michaels Camera (263-269 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne)