Andersen has held solo and collaborative exhibitions in New York, Paris, Toronto, Istanbul, Sydney and the United Kingdom.
She has received numerous accolades throughout her career for her imagery, business ethos and photographic and cultural contributions. Her work has been awarded, exhibited and published internationally, and her projects are held in the National Library Australia, Australian War Memorial, Australian National and State Galleries, and in international galleries.
She is a sought after photographer, speaker, trainer, judge, and mentor. Melissa’s imagery has been recognized for its cultural significance including a 2018 RCC Australia Day Cultural Medal. Melissa is a co founder and curator of the Loud and Luminous Project, which has widely been recognized for its importance and is part of the National Library Australia Collections. The 2019 Loud and Luminous exhibition included multimedia circulation of over 20,000 000, and over 3500 people through the gallery doors. She continues working on projects focusing on mental health, Australian life, veterans, social justice, environment and sustainability.
Melissa donates time to educational, arts, and community organizations, and uses the medium of photography to engage discussion. She has contributed efforts through board representation, developing industry qualifications and national accreditation program, amongst other projects. She has worked in youth photography programs in Central America and Australia. She is an Australian Flying Arts Touring artist, and enjoys working with communities and youth projects.
Throughout her career Melissa has been recognized for her contribution, internationally exhibited, and her work has received many accolades. She was the 1999 Illustrative Photographer of the year, 2001 Qld Commercial Photographer of the year, 2001 Australian Fashion/Advertising Photographer of the year, finalist in 2017 AIPP Travel Photographer of the year, and Finalist in the 2018 Australian Photography Awards Documentary category. Her work has been published in publications from Vogue to New Scientist, and Country life through the the Financial Review and Australian.
In 2007 she was named one of the top 10 photographers in Australia, and in 2011 she was awarded various RCC Commbank Woman in Business awards. Melissa’s work has been shortlisted in the prestigious Olive Cotton Award, Percival Portrait Prize, Josephine Ulrich and Win Schubert award amongst others, and her work is currently held in the Clayton Utz Art Collection.
In 2017 Melissa was shortlisted in the Clayton Utz Art Prize, Freemantle Portrait Prize, Australian Photography Awards, AIPP Australian Travel Photographer of the year finalist, and Josephine Ulrich and Win Schubert Prize. In 2018 Melissa was a finalist in the Australian Photography Awards, Clayton Utz Art Prize, Percival Portrait Prize.
In the past year Melissa’s work was listed in the Olive Cotton Award Exhibition, Moreton Bay Art Prize, Lethbridge Small Scale Art Prize, finalist in the Clayton Utz Art Collection, winner of the Lethbridge Digital Art Prize, finalist in the Freemantle International Portrait Prize, finalist in the Australian Photography Awards, Travel Category, and finalist in the Brisbane Portrait Prize.
Melissa enjoys challenging her creativity, engaging and empowering communities to promote respect, sustainability, equity and equality and celebrate diversity, through her projects and her imagery. To see more work of Melissa’s work, or get in touch please visit www.melissaanderson.com
Projects include coverage of East Timor’s struggle to gain independence and Indonesia’s first steps towards democracy. In January 2002 he was asked to co-ordinate a safety awareness course for Afghan Journalists in Peshawar, Pakistan for the International Federation of Journalists. In 2003 he was the Official War Photographer for the Australian War Memorial during Operation Falconer in the Middle East. Recent work includes coverage of the Rohingya humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh.
During 2004 he was appointed journalist in residence at Murdoch University and lectured on photography at Central TAFE in Perth, Western Australia. He has also worked extensively in film, television and the performing arts. He has run photography workshops for Head On Photo Festival, FORM, Country Arts WA and Nikon Australia.
As a film industry production stills photographer, credits include 3 Acts of Murder, Cloudstreet, Underbelly Razor, Brothers in Arms – Bikie Wars, Redfern Now, An Accidental Soldier, Love Child 2, Red Dog: True Blue, Paper Planes, Jasper Jones, Three Summers, Breath, Whiteley, Dirt Music, H is for Happiness, Go Karts & Mystery Road Series Two.
He is one of the original co-founders of Reportage, was a Director of FotoFreo Photographic Festival and a Walkley Advisory Board Member. He is a member of the °SOUTH Photo Co-operative and the SMPSP: The Society of Motion Picture Stills Photographers.
James aims to bring landscapes-in-miniature into the public eye and combines his photographic techniques with his scientific training to make research accessible to the public.
Goldner’s creative practice is positioned within the expanded documentary genre of photography. His projects utilise a multifaceted approach in storytelling through multimedia and collaboration which negotiate both social and environmental issues through long-formed narrative. Places become symbols which act as a long-lasting reflections of human behaviour. Goldner recently completed his MA of Arts Photography at Photography Studies College, Melbourne.
In 2014 Goldner founded The Fox Darkroom & Gallery (Fox). Since opening its doors to the Melbourne public in the inner West suburb of Kensington, Fox has grown to become an important outpost for the public to engage in the photographic art through exhibitions, talks and workshops. Through Fox, Goldner has curated many exhibitions alongside book launches and specialty workshops with highly regarded Australian and international visual artists.
In 2016, together with his business partner Harriet Tarbuck, Tom co-founded the Australian Photography Awards (APA). Each year APA searches for Australia’s most original, thought-provoking photography. In 2019 APA launched its Stories initiative which promotes and amplifies Australian long-formed photographic narrative through competition and publication. APA has grown to become one of the largest and most celebrated photographic organisations in Australia, continually pushing the boundary of originality and inclusiveness.
Lee works on commissions and long-term independent and collaborative projects dealing with themes of community, identity and belonging and how landscape (both natural and inhabited) relates to these concepts.
Lee has exhibited at the Australian Centre for Photography (Sydney), Monash Gallery of Art (Melbourne) and the National Portrait Gallery (Canberra) amongst others and has won several photography awards including the prestigious Bowness Photography Prize (2010) and the National Photographic Portrait Prize (2018).
In 2012 Lee published her first book Belco Pride followed by The Five Happinesses in 2015. Her photographs are included in the collections of the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House Canberra, the National Library of Australia, Monash Gallery of Art, Canberra Museum and Art Gallery as well as numerous private collections. Lee continues to work on commissioned and personal projects in Australia and Asia, with a special interest in North and South Korea and Japan. More recently, Lee has been working on a number of short documentary film projects.
Raised in regional Victoria, the southernmost state on mainland Australia, Alana’s work is sociological in nature and intentionally close to home. She comments on contemporary issues within Australian society, drawing on personal experiences, discoveries in her family archives, and behaviours and attitudes amongst middle-class white Australia.
Alana Holmberg is a member of Oculi Collective and Women Photograph. In 2019 she won Australia’s National Photographic Portrait Prize. She has been a finalist in photography awards including the William and Winifred Prize for Contemporary Photography and the Maggie Diaz Prize for Photography, and she has exhibited at home and abroad. Exhibition highlights include Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb for Organ Vida International Festival of Photography, Lost Ones Gallery, Ballarat and Head On International Festival of Photography, Sydney. She has been commissioned for multimedia work by Museum of Art and Science, Sydney and in 2016 received The Pool Grant, a cash grant for one emerging photographer in Australia.
Alana holds a Bachelor of Arts (Photography) from RMIT University and Advanced Diploma of Visual Storytelling from Danish School of Media and Journalism. Alongside her art practice, she is a freelance editorial and portrait photographer, guest lecturer, writer for LensCulture and communications consultant at Unless You Will and Unless You Will Journal.
Allen has achieved local and international recognition for his black and white fine art photography. His works have appeared in several publications and he has won numerous national and international awards. His works have been exhibited in Australia, China and Iran.
In 2003, he published his first book of photographs, Centre Bounce: Football from Australia’s Heart, (Hardie Grant Books). Images from Centre Bounce have been exhibited and published extensively, both in Australia and internationally. In 2005, he published a book of street photographs, Wounded, (Sling Shot Press). In 2006, he was selected to participate in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam. While in 2010, Marlow was one of 45 street photographers from around the world profiled in the book, Street Photography Now (Thames & Hudson).
He was awarded the International Street Photographer of the Year Award in 2011, and in 2012 won the
Monash Gallery of Art’s Bowness Prize. Marlow released his third monograph, Don’t Just Tell Them, Show Them in 2014. In the same year, he was profiled in the Thames & Hudson book, The World Atlas of Street Photography. He is a member of both theinternational street photographers’ collective, un-public.com
Matt regularly presents to camera clubs, tertiary students and conferences on subjects relating to creativity and photography, and is also a prior AIPP Australian Sports Photographer of the Year, and three time Queensland Documentary and Sports Photographer of the Year, among over 70 other national and international awards.
Pamela’s works have been exhibited in Australia, India, China, New Zealand and the United States and she has been the recipient of numerous national and international awards which are viewable on her website.
South Sudan and West Africa (documenting the Ebola crisis response).
Living in Margaret River, Western Australia since 2014, Martine self-published her first book, a series of aerial views of the South West region titled Margaret River Region FROM ABOVE. In July 2015, Martine initiated a new project flying over Western Australia’s Goldfields. This series of photographs is called Gungurrunga Ngawa (Look Above).
These images were exhibited in October 2015 and are part of the broader body of work Ngala Wongga (Come Talk), a project documenting the speakers of the Goldfields, their connection to the land and the cultural significance of Australia’s endangered languages. Ngala Wongga was inaugurated at the Goldfields Arts Centre in Kalgoorlie on 20 September 2016. The exhibition toured with ART ON THE MOVE for 18 months in WA and at the Australian Embassy in Paris for the launch of activities for the International Year of Indigenous Languages in 2019.
Ngala Wongga book has been recently published with a multimedia link at the Australian National Commission for UNESCO’s website as a legacy work. Martine recently started a new project Wuyurpa collaborating with 7 women – speakers of Indigenous Languages from Western Australia and Northern territory.
In the years since, Steve pursued the photographic form in both his artistic and commercial practices. Along the way he's acquired numerous Australian and International awards for photography and book production.
His talent on the ground for inspiring fellow photographers and nurturing his peers through education, as well as his continuing public advocacy for the arts, have led to him being honoured with the title of an ILFORD Master.
Starting his career in Sydney, Angus began in print media where he freelanced for a number of independent magazines and newspapers. He then transitioned to working full time in the film industry, assisting with stills production for The Great Gatsby and other Bazmark Film III endeavours.
From utilising analogue mediums in his personal practice, Angus found his way to Melbourne’s Fox Darkroom and came on board as the Darkroom and Community Co-ordinator. It was during this time working alongside Tom Goldner at Fox that Angus began producing short films for Australian Photography Awards, eventually taking on the management of Creative Content & Communications for APA.
As a member of Fox Collective, Angus continues to to evolve his art practice using the mediums of still and moving image to focus on the overlaps between environmental/human spheres of influence and the impacts these relationships have on culture.
Alison has been a juror for numerous international photography festivals and awards including FotoEvidence Book Award, ANZ Photobook Awards, the Walkley Awards, Head On Photo Awards and the Indian Photography Festival. She is also the photography advisor to Australian Book Review.
Alison is currently writing her PhD on photography and social change, and is a lecturer in media communications at Monash University (Melbourne). In 2019 Alison curated the exhibition The Female Eye which made its debut at the Pingyao International Photo Festival, China. The exhibition will travel to Auckland Festival of Photography in June 2020 (although Alison won’t thanks to Covid-19!).
Harriet is a Co-Creative Director behind Australian Photography Awards, Stories and Fox. She continues to work to bring all-accessible photographic and arts practices to the public in the way of community spaces, education and award recognition.
In these modern times Ilsa finds herself more often in the world of analogue photo making, shooting works and clients on 35mm, medium and large formats, with the intention to give spotlight to the organic and unique nature of film, the strength of composition and a nod to photography’s past (and her life growing up a photographer’s daughter). As a mother her work often pulses within the heart of womanhood and symbols of life, and offers viewers a soft but gritty feminine glance at the world whether it be through a long-from series or a narrative-filled cutaway. Her work is known to capture mood, heart, the in-between, unveiling the truth and depth of a subject, and leading to a unique visual storytelling through a sometimes crude but alluring cinema-verite style.
Ilsa’s work has been recognised (across various genres and formats), exhibited and published globally and she has limited-edition print artworks a part of many private collections worldwide. Her award-winning (‘Australian Photography Awards Stories Award' 2020) series ‘Twelve Moons’ is to be solo exhibited with the release of the series’ photography art book (published by Anyonegirl, NZ), mid-2021 in Melbourne (Brunswick Street Gallery).
Ilsa hopes others will see value in the personal, sometimes mundane, and honest expression conveyed in her photography.