Amanda Williams (AU)
Image: Amanda Williams, Mount Buffalo plateau, Mount Buffalo National Park (#12), 2020. Courtesy the artist and the Commercial.
Amanda Williams is a Sydney-based artist who works with analogue photographic techniques to examine connections between the history of photography, and physical environments. Tied to explorations of place and imbued with a feminist focus, Williams’ practice takes shape through the use of 35mm, medium and large format film cameras. Where digital processes often grapple with questions around ‘the virtual’, the more traditional photographic methods employed by Williams afford her work the presence of a ‘real’ historical document. Exhibiting extensively in galleries and spaces across Australia and New Zealand, Williams’s accolades include being a finalist in numerous awards, and receiving the $30,000 MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize awarded by Murray Art Museum Albury in 2018.