Claudia Terstappen (AU/DE)

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Born 1959, Arnsberg, Germany
Lives and works Melbourne, Australia and Barcelona, Spain
Facing ongoing degradation of our environment and rapidly shrinking habitats from the demands of an ever-growing population, one wonders how much longer we will have an opportunity to interact with wild animals.
This image prompts us to stop, and think about both the beauty, and vulnerability of these animals, which have evolved over eons to survive harsh environmental conditions, but which have no escape from speeding cars. Is this a harbinger of our own future?

PHOTO 2024 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March