PHOTO LIVE with Jesse Boyd-Reid and Lauren Dunn


PHOTO LIVE features artists premiering new projects that occupied public spaces during the Festival.


PHOTO LIVE is a series of artist conversations that took place throughout PHOTO 2021 addressing the social and cultural role photography plays in our lives. Curators, academics and practitioners discussed a range of issues from identity, community and belonging to human rights and social justice.

Recent VCA graduates Lauren Dunn and Jesse Boyd-Reid are joined in conversation with PHOTO Artistic Director, Elias Redstone. This discussion explores their socially engaged approaches to art making, and considers how place and identity inform the artists distinctly different practices. Centred around broader political and social issues, these visually disparate practices have threads of commonality.

In partnership with MPavilion.

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