Photo Australia presents Australian art and photography overseas in partnership with international photography festivals, galleries and cultural organisations.

Christian Thompson

Soho Photography Quarter, London

The Soho Photography Quarter is a new cultural space situated just off Oxford Street in London, presenting free open-air exhibitions and projections highlighting the very best of contemporary photography and ensuring they are accessible to the widest possible audiences, without restriction.⁠ With a focus on solo artist presentations, British and international practitioners, this bi-yearly programme of large-scale, public realm artworks comprising large-scale art friezes, overhead banners as well as moving image projections, offers unique access and insight into some of the most innovative and dynamic ‘photographic’ practices today.⁠

The inaugural exhibition by Christian Thompson is presented by The Photographers’ Gallery and Photo Australia / PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography, and supported by the Australian Government as part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22. It is an immersive site-specific installation of works including a large-scale art frieze, cross-street banners, a soundscape and projections, and features the international premiere of a new work, also titled Being Human Human Being (2022), commissioned by Photo Australia for PHOTO 2022.

Atong Atem

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto

Atong Atem’s Photo Australia commission Surat was simultaneously in Melbourne at PHOTO 2022 and in Toronto as part of Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, supported by PATTISON Outdoor Advertising.

Hoda Afshar

Getxophoto Image Festival, Spain

Commissioned by Photo Australia, Agonistes explores the experiences of people who have called out wrongdoings or perceived injustices. Following its premiere at PHOTO 2021, the work was featured in Getxophoto Image Festival 2021 in Spain.

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