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The Artists

Australia

Alexia Sinclair

Born in 1976 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Alexia Sinclair is an award-winning creative artist whose practice spans both fine art and commercial application. Her artworks have been exhibited in the Australian Centre for Photography, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, and in many parts of the world from Paris to Pingyao to Seoul. Her commercial clients include the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Queensland Ballet, New Zealand Opera and Qantas Airlines; her editorial work features in some of the world’s most elegant magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire. www.alexiasinclair.com

Anne Zahalka

Anne Zahalka was born in 1957 in Sydney, where she continues to live and work. Recognised as one of the foremost photomedia artists in Australia, she has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally from Salzburg to Singapore. Her work is held in many important public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia; the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra; the State Galleries of New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia; the National Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand; and the Deutsche Bank Collection. In 2005 she won the Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography Award, Boston, USA. Anne Zahalka is represented by Arc One Gallery, Melbourne and Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney.

David Moore

David Moore was born in Sydney in 1927 and died in 2003, two days before the opening of his retrospective at the National Gallery of Australia. In the 1950s he worked regularly for publications such as The Observer (UK), Time Life (USA), Look (USA), The New York Times and Sports Illustrated (USA), becoming Australia’s most distinguished photojournalist. From the 1970s on he focused his attention on life in Australia, publishing more than a dozen books. Among many accolades, he won the Commonwealth Award for Service to Professional Photography in 1979 and was awarded an Australian Artists Creative Fellowship in 1994. His work is held in major collections worldwide including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Smithsonian Institute, Washington. Images courtesy of the Estate of David Moore, www.davidmoorephotography.com.au.

Frank Hurley, OBE

James Francis Hurley OBE was born in Sydney in 1885 and was active from around 1905 until his death in 1962. In 1911 he was chosen as the official photographer on the Mawson Antarctic Expedition and these dramatic images, along with those made while in the First World War trenches, established his reputation both nationally and internationally. His photographs are held in many important collections including the National Gallery of Australia; the National Library of Australia; the Australian War Memorial; the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge (UK) and the Royal Geographical Society, London. Images courtesy of photo-web.com.au

Janina Green

Janina Green was born in Essen, Germany, in 1944, migrating to Australia at the age of four. Educated at Melbourne University and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, she now lectures at the Victorian College of the Arts. Her work is held in a number of important collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Rotterdam Art Foundation, Netherlands. Blush, a survey of her work from 1988–2010, was published in 2012 and a retrospective of her work was presented at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, earlier this year. Janina Green is represented by M.33, Melbourne.

Marian Drew

Marian Drew was born in Bundaberg, Queensland, in 1960, and is currently Associate Professor at Queensland College of Art in Griffith University, Brisbane. Spanning more than twenty years, her art career has been defined by experimentation in form and method that has embraced performance, installation, innovative lighting techniques and art-historical research. She has exhibited widely, with more than twenty solo shows across Australia, USA, France, Germany and Hong Kong. Her work is held in many major public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia; Queensland Art Gallery; the Art Gallery of South Australia and the J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Marian Drew is represented by Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne; Michael Reid Gallery Sydney/Berlin; and Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong.

Murray Fredericks

Born in 1970 in Sydney, Murray Fredericks studied politics and economics at Sydney University. He spent the next five years traveling in the Himalaya and Middle East. Spending extended periods in these imposing environments was an experience that would come to shape his approach to landscape photography. His large-format prints have been exhibited and collected widely and internationally. A documentary film about the making of the Salt series has been presented at more than seventy festivals globally, broadcast on television around the world and won a dozen major awards. Murray Fredericks is represented by Hamiltons Gallery, London.

Trent Parke

Born in Newcastle, New South Wales, in 1971, Trent Parke began his career as a professional cricketer. However, he soon realised where his true vocation lay and he is today one of Australia’s most innovative and original photographers. The only Australian in the celebrated Magnum collective, his work has received wide acclaim in Europe and North America. In 2003 he won the prestigious W Eugene Smith Award for humanistic photography and he received World Press Awards in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2005. His reputation is based on a number of extended bodies of work of which Minutes to Midnight remains one of the most significant. The book of this work, published by Steidl, won a gold medal at the 2015 Deutscher Fotobuchpreis. Trent Parke is represented by Stills Gallery, Sydney.

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