We are extremely excited to announce our second guest speaker for our Melbourne retreat in March 2019! @ will be joining us to talk about her work & her process in developing photography projects.
Alana Holmberg is an Australian photographer known for her emotive portraiture and multimedia projects. To date, her independent work has explored the experiences of women in relation to family, feminism and body image -- investigations that continue to inform and challenge her own identity.
Alongside nuanced concepts, Alana’s images embody a lyrical and serene aesthetic. Empathy, subtly and vulnerability — both in process and visual outcome — thread her photographic projects, as does her curiosity with how audiences access and interact with visual stories. This interest forms the foundation of her ongoing experimentations with sound, moving image, performance and new technologies.
Alana's work has been exhibited in Australia and overseas, most recently at Organ Vida Photography Festival in Zagreb, Head On Photography Festival in Sydney, Lost Ones Gallery in Ballarat, and Museum of Arts and Sciences in Sydney. She has twice been a finalist in the National Photographic Portrait Prize (AU), as well as a finalist in the William and Winifred Bowness Prize for Photography (AU). In 2017 she was the recipient of the 2016 Pool Grant award for emerging photographers.
Alana joined Australia-based photography collective Oculi in 2016 and is also a proud member of Women Photograph. She teaches private workshops in visual storytelling and is a tutor at Photography Studies College (PSC) in Melbourne. Alana also provides communications consulting and copywriting services to photography-related organisations, initiatives and festivals including LensCulture, UNLESS YOU WILL and Photobook Melbourne.
We can't wait to learn from Alana alongside all of you! There are only 4 places available so be sure to register now via the link in our profile.
Keep an eye out on our feed as we will be sharing Alana's work with you over the next few days!