Working primarily with medium and large format film cameras, Jo's methodologies include alternative processes and darkroom processing. By using these mediums, she considers the representation of her work is more considered and respectful as the processes ultimately impose a prolonged more thoughtful evolution.
After completing a BA of Photography in 2016, Jo has continued to expand her knowledge and is currently completing a Masters degree at Photography Studies College Melbourne.
Jo's personal work has a strong focus on historical misrepresentations of colonisation and the subsequent impact upon Indigenous Australians past and present.
Her awards include: finalist in the Moran Prize 2018, finalist National Portrait Prize 2017, finalist Bowness Photography Prize 2016, silver and silver distinctions in Vic AIPP Awards, numerous international awards and exhibitions. For more information see CV
At the heart of David’s photographic practice is a deep appreciation for the natural world and a desire to communicate the complex implications of human activity. These themes are motivated by his experiences during long distance treks in the Himalayas and the Andes shooting landscape and the travel experience. More recently he has investigated internal and external landscapes, from the search for happiness and contentment to fear of the dark, the places we call home and our fraught relationship with the environment.
David completed a Bachelor of Photography in 2016. Prior to this he studied geology and worked for the Victorian Government.
A finalist in the 2015 Bowness Photography Prize, David has been awarded gold and silver at State and National levels in the Australian Institute of Professional Photography Awards. His work was highly commended in Capture Magazine’s Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers 2017 and he received the Graduate Award for Creativity and Enterprise from Photography Studies College.
He has exhibited in group exhibitions including CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2018, 2016); De|Pict, Media House Gallery, Melbourne (2017); Always/Already, Besser Space, Melbourne (2016); Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne (2015); KA-POW!, Ruffian Gallery, Melbourne (2015); Obscura Festival Workshop Slideshow, Whiteaways Arcade Gallery, Penang (2015); Year 1, Testing Grounds, Melbourne (2014).
Graduating in 2016 with a BA in photography | Commercial major, Michael Foxington has received numerous awards for excellence in commercial photography and was recognised by Photography Studies College as a leader in the dynamic world of fashion with his diverse and contemporary methodology.
During his education he assisted many professional photographers, learning the ropes of portraiture, commercial photography and fashion photography.
He has worked in various genres such as fashion editorials, product photography, social media content, commercial headshots and portraits.
Michael has worked for brands such as Top Man, Roadhouse, Innoxa, Gymboree and Silverspoon productions. His various experiences led him to working full time as a lead studio product photographer at a major homewares brand.
"The images that last in your memories are those that tell a story. The stories they tell can be true, or false or anything in-between. A story can be told in a series of images or contained within one, this narrative flexibility of images is one of the big draws to photography for me" Michael Foxington
In his spare time Michael creates fine art and portraiture work, telling stories and developing narratives through photography.