James Bugg (AU)


Born 1996, Mornington, Australia
Lives and works Melbourne, Australia

James Bugg is a documentary photographer based in Naarm/Melbourne, Australia. He received his MA from Photography Studies College in 2022. Bugg is interested in narratives exploring the relationships between people, place and circumstance. He was the recipient of the 2018 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize and was recently selected as one of the British Journal of Photography’s ‘Ones to Watch’ in 2022. His work has been shown in the National Portrait Prize, The Moran Photographic Prize and has been exhibited as a part of PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography and Ballarat International foto Biennale.

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