New Photographers

29 April 2022 - 22 May 2022
Image: Rachel Main, [Jannie at the 1010 Session, Melbourne], 2021. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Rachel Main, Jannie at the 1010 Session, Melbourne, 2021. Courtesy the artist.


29 April 2022 - 22 May 2022


James Makin Gallery [i]
89 Islington St, Collingwood
Thu – Sun, 12pm – 5pm
or by appointment




Wheelchair access



Photo Australia’s showcase of Victoria’s most exciting emerging photographers returns with seven artists who bring new perspectives to the human experience, photography and visual culture.

Pitta Pitta woman Jahkarli Romanis unpacks the continuing negative impacts of colonisation, uncovering biases in contemporary mapping technologies. Jake Nemirovsky’s practice blurs the distinction between the real and the fictional, reassessing documentary image-making conventions for a post-truth world.

Inspired by his Indigenous Brazilian heritage, João Marco Deloie works to decolonise the camera, synthesising cultural practice into his artistic practice, while Olivia Mròz examines themes surrounding identity, sex and queerness. Rachel Main offers an insider’s view of Australia and Aotearoa’s female Krump dance communities, J Davies reveals queer intimacy and bodies, and Isabella Darcy investigates the value we place on objects to explore material culture and human consumption.

Curated by Photo Australia

Supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria

Supported by The PrintShop @ PSC with paper sponsorship by CANSON Infinity

As part of the New Photographers program each photographer is provided with professional development support including mentorship by an international artist or curator.

Mentors: Sam Contis (US), George Georgiou (UK), Felicity Hammond (UK), Florian Hetz (DE), Alona Pardo (UK), Sara, Peter & Tobias (DK), Ann Shelton (NZ)

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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.

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