is the creator and sole director of Cyclops Press, an independent publishing house specializing in small edition art books that promote Australian photography. These books are not mere eye candy; they explore social issues in order to create awareness and discussion. Cyclops Press commenced business in 1999 with Australienation
, a look at reconciliation in Australia through Ogden’s black and white photographs. In 2009, Ogden published Portraits from a Land Without People
- the culmination of many years of research to create what is now regarded as the most comprehensive survey of the pictorial history of Aboriginal Australia yet produced. Since then he has also contributed towards several other books, including WAR (2010) and Cactus (2010). Phillip Adams described Ogden's Portraits from a Land Without People as “a magnificent book as important a book as anything that’s been published in Australia for years”. Now regarded as the most comprehensive survey of the pictorial history of Aboriginal Australia yet produced, it has raised over $80,000 towards the Jimmy Little Foundation's
work helping improve Indigenous health.
Saltwater People of the Broken Bays
- A history of Sydney's Northern Beaches - was launched in November, 2011. The companion book titled Saltwater People of the Fatal Shore,
looking at the history of Sydney’s south-side beaches from Bondi to Cronulla, was launched on 1 December 2012 at Hazelhurst Gallery by Linda Burney MP and Jack Thompson. Details of author talks and other events can be found on the blog page on this site. Pages from the new book can also be viewed here.
Cyclops Press is currently developing several other projects which will be announced in early 2013.