Karen Song (CN)

Image: Karen Song, [Touch], 2021. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Karen Song, Touch, 2021. Courtesy the artist.

Born 1993, China
Lives and works Melbourne, Australia

Karen Song, a China-born and Melbourne-based photographer, has been honing her skill in portrait and fashion photography since 2017. In this series of ‘ Female Monologues’, Song explores the concept of the female gaze and self-representation in her unique intimate and tactility way and presents the spiritual awakening of one’s subjectivity through black and white photography. Her work is inspired by feminist theory and gender study. And aims to evoke female identity people to be empathetic, embracing, belonging, and nonjudgmental to their authentic self.

PHOTO 2022 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