Join Gary Ramage in the Main Gallery at The Photography Room on Sunday 30 October at 2pm for a conversation with TPR Director Sean Davey about Gary's newly released memoir 'The Shot', published by Harper Collins (2016). The conversation will be followed by a book signing.Sunday 30 October 2pm in the Main Gallery.
The adrenalin-filled - and often dangerous - life and times of Australian photographer, Gary Ramage. He goes where the troops go - but with a camera, not a gun. As one of Australia's experienced war photographers, Gary has been in and out of just about every conflict zone that Australia has been involved in for the past 24 years.
Gary has been embedded with Australian and US soldiers in Afghanistan, once assisting with CPR on a wounded US Marine on a medevac chopper in Helmand Province. Through good times and bad, Gary has taken his camera to some of the most violent places on earth, surviving rocket attacks and firefights to photographing mass graves in Kosovo.
It takes special character to be a war photographer - it's an extreme and dangerous job. Risk comes with the territory. This memoir is a moving, at times laugh-out-loud funny, and entirely gripping story of a man who lives an extraordinary life, documenting some of the most confronting and moving moments in international conflicts and our recent history. Here is the story behind the pictures. (Harper Collins)