Ying Ang, 'The Quickening', 2021. Courtesy the artist.

Ying Ang, 'The Quickening', 2021. Courtesy the artist.

Join artist Ying Ang (AU) in conversation with Katrina Schwarz, Curator of the 2022 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, The Photographers’ Gallery, London (UK).

Photo Australia, Melbourne and Autograph, London are collaborating to present an international season of PHOTO LIVE talks. The ten free online conversations between artists, photographers and curators from Australia and the UK will explore ideas of identity and belonging in the context of human rights, representation, and social justice. This program highlights the importance of centring black, Indigenous, feminist, queer and other marginalised voices and storytelling in photography.


Artist Ying Ang (AU) was in conversation with Katrina Schwarz, Curator of the 2022 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, The Photographers’ Gallery, London (UK) on Wednesday 13 October, 2021. Watch the recording below.


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Based in Melbourne, Australia, Ying Ang is an established photographer and author with extensive international exhibition history and has worked with The New York Times, The Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, Time, Vice, Huck, Wallpaper, The Fader magazines, Lucasfilm and AirBnB.


Her first artist book, Gold Coast, won the New York Photo Festival and Encontros Da Imagem book prize for 2014, was a finalist for Australian Photobook of the Year, the Guernsey Photography Festival Prize for 2015, acquired for the Rare Books Collection at the Victorian State Library and honoured with a nomination for the prestigious Prix Pictet award.


Her latest work, The Quickening, was shortlisted for the 2020 Lucie Foundation Prototype Book Prize, the Perimeter x PHOTO2021 International Book Prize and awarded with the silver award for the 2020 BIFA Documentary Photo Book Prize, an Honorable Mention for the Tokyo International Foto Awards, Official Selection for the London International Creative Competition 2020, a winner of the Belfast Photo Festival 2021 and bronze medal for the Documentary Book Prize at the 2021 Moscow International Foto Awards. The project was exhibited in a solo show during Rencontres d’Arles in France in 2019.


Katrina Schwarz is Curator of the 2022 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, The Photographers’ Gallery, London.  She is also Curatorial Adviser, International for the inclusive platform Art et Al. Formerly, International Development Consultant, Europe, for  the Australia Council for the Arts; Curator, Visual Arts, British Council and Editor of Art & Australia. Professional highlights include serving as Curator of the international touring exhibition ‘David Shrigley: Lose Your Mind’ and  as Deputy Curator, ‘Sarah Lucas: I Scream Daddio’, British Pavilion, 2015 Venice Biennale.  Katrina has delivered visual arts projects in more than 30 countries, edited publications for Artangel and Whitechapel Gallery, and her writing often focuses on the particularities of being an Australian out of Australia.


This program is part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22—a collaboration between the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen. The theme of the Season is ‘Who Are We Now?’ and will reflect on the shared history, current relationship and imagine the future of the two nations.

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