Monday, June 28, 2010


In 2006/07 MGA presented a number of works from Coyne's acclaimed photographic series the Five Ringed Circus.

Michael will be showing the complete series at ANITA TRAVERSO GALLERY, 11 August-4 September 2010.

Coyne was commissioned by Kodak international to document the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. A member of the prestigious Black Star photo agency in New York, Coyne chose to focus on the ‘invisible people’ who were integral to the success of the Games, such as the trainers, entertainers, volunteers, spectators and cheer squads.

These quirky, unusual and innovative images allow the viewer to experience another dimension from the predictable visual interpretation of the ‘athlete as hero'.

The City of Monash holds 3 works from Five Ringed Circus in the Monash Gallery of Art Collection.

Michael is a wonderful speaker with some extraordinary stories. An internationally significant photographer, Michael has captured wars, revolutions and important international events in a career spanning over 30 years.

He spent eight years in the Middle East documenting the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and the Iranian revolution.

His photographs are also held in numerous national and international collections. Michael has been contracted to the prestigious New York agency, Black Star for
almost 20 years.

Catch his floor talk and book signing at ANITA TRAVERSO GALLERY, 2.15pm 14 August 2010

7 Albert Street Richmond
Victoria Australia 3121
T 61 (0)3 9428 7557
GALLERY HOURS Wed – Sat 11-5

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