Winner 2019 / Photography / Landscape

Happy After Ever

  • Prize
    Winner in Landscape / Photography
  • Designer
    Lisa Tomasetti

These images are part of a series which explores the effect digitisation has had on the lasting power of the photographic image. In a world where present quantity seems the enemy of historic quality, the work asks if photography’s ubiquity has threatened it’s fixity as art, and whether it’s practice remains a valid form of visual expression. This series continues my interpretative response to the work of the Dutch Masters, but enlists landscape elements to further my investigation of notions of impermanence within contemporary digital photography.

I have been working as a visual artist for the last 25 years, exhibiting extensively in Australia, London, Shanghai, Barcelona. My work is widely collected in Australia and overseas and is held in the collections of The South Australian Art Museum, The Western Australian Art Museum, Albury regional Art Centre, ArtBank and The Chekhov Museum, Moscow. Parallel to my arts practice I have worked as a Film/TV Stills Photographer. My credits include "Shine", "Star Wars Ep 2", "Top of the Lake", "Charlotte's Web". In 2014 I received my Masters in Photography from Sydney University.