Take a trip into the fantastic and foreboding worlds of 32 artists from opposite sides of the globe. From oblique takes on portraiture and collage to snapshots of society at its best and worst, these far reaching photographic practices question what time means to look, catch or construct images for the 21st century. A fleeting glimpse into the life and times of both countries and beyond, Hijacked 3 disrupts the way the viewer looks at an image. A bold reinvention of the 'photo book' featuring cutting-edge photography from Australia and the United Kingdom.
Mark McPherson is an artist, art-photography entrepreneur, a contemporary photography book publisher and an Adjunct Lecturer, School of Communications and Arts at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. He is the founder of Big City Press, the independent West Australian-based publisher of the Hijacked photographic book series. Hijacked Volume 1 was presented in the Book Awards at the celebrated Rencontres d'Arles festival in France (2009) and received the Photo Book-Award from the Kasseler Fotoforum, Germany in the same year. Louise Clements is the Artistic Director and Curator at QUAD, a visual arts and media centre in Derby UK. She is also co-founder and Artistic Director/Curator of FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby UK. Leigh Robb has been the PICA Curator since September 2009. She moved to Perth from London where she was Associate Director of Thomas Dane Gallery, where she worked with international artists including Steve McQueen, Paul Pfeiffer, Albert Oehlen, Michael Landy.