Centre for Contemporary Photography has teamed up with Melbourne design duo Tin & Ed to launch a limited edition tote bag as part of the organisations 30th anniversary fundraiser.

Tin & Ed have based their designs on the concept of light while also referencing key features of CCP’s iconic gallery space.

“As light is so important to photography we wanted to explore light throughout the universe, from the micro to the macro, the natural to the man made,” one half of Tin & Ed, Ed Cutting says.

Each black dot contains imagery of something that emits or relates to ‘light’ (natural or man made): Bioluminescent Mushrooms, jellyfish, the sun, fireflies, lighting, the eye, city skyline, fire, a prism, a comet- 30 of them.

“We wanted to create a simple graphic bag that plays on the very distinctive CCP dots in the gallery and subtly hints at the 30th birthday celebration,” Cutting says.

The collaboration with Centre for Contemporary Photography is well aligned with Tin & Ed’s vision and passion for the arts, particularly on a local level.

“Cultural organisations like CCP are so important in Melbourne and Australia, and it’s great to be able to make a contribution to that. It also helps that we’ve been going to CCP for as long as we can remember! It’s always inspiring to see a show there,” says Tin Nguyen from Tin & Ed.

Since being established in 1986, Centre for Contemporary Photography has emerged as a vital advocate for creative practitioners and has been a nexus between artists and audiences for three decades.

During this time photography has moved from a somewhat specialised discipline to being at the heart of personal expression and social media, shared by millions every day on platforms such as Instagram and Facebook.

“We feel that photography has evolved a lot over the past 30 years, it’s becoming more and more democratised, cameras are in every device, it’s easier to take a good photo now, everyone can be a photographer, there is something really great about that,” Nguyen says.

The limited edition bag are available online or in the CCP Gallery for $25