Nicole's Work Encapsulates the Extraordinary Stories
of everyday people, places + projects
I am a documentary photographer based on Wathaurong country in Geelong, Victoria. Australia.
I aim to live lightly and respectfully on this country and to create and share authentic, diverse and inclusive stories.
Stories that recognise and appreciate the strange and awesome circumstances of being human.
Stories that amplify marginalised voices and connect us as stronger communities.
Stories with a heartbeat and a twist in the telling.
Through my photography, I aim to experiment and innovate; with approach, layout, alternative processes or exhibition venue. I also teach photography and visual storytelling. I enjoy the exchange of inspiration and energy I experience with my students.
For me, sharing photography is a big part of the power and purpose of photography.
Acknowledgement to Country
I respectfully acknowledge the Wadawurrung people of the Eastern Kulin Nation on whose land I live and work. I offer my respect to the elders past, present and emerging, recognising their continuing connection to land, water, culture and community.
|2019||Beyond Borders, Mildura Arts Centre|
|2019||Back + Forth, Come + Go, Archive Bar, Geelong|
Women in Wool, National Wool Museum, Geelong
|2017||Back + Forth, Come + Go, Little Creature Brewery Gallery, Geelong|
|2015||Beyond Borders, Head On Photo Festival|
Beyond Borders, Ballarat International Foto Biennale
Mapping Wonthaggi, Wonthaggi, Victoria
|2011||Mapping Ballarat, Ballarat International Foto Biennale|
|2010||National Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery + Touring|
|2010||Subcultures Slide night, Australian Centre for Photography|
|2007||Look Now, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne|
|2005||Tabi, Peaceboat, Japan|
Tokyo, Design Festa Gallery, Tokyo
|2005||Zooming In, Prudential Tower, Tokyo|
Awards & Grants
|2019||Australian Photography Awards – Highly Commended, Wildlife Category|
|2019||Mono Awards –Commended, Places Category|
|2018||Australian Photography Awards – Finalist, Documentary Category|
|2017||Canon Light Awards – National Grand Final Winner, Australia|
|2010||National Portrait Prize – Finalist, National Portrait Gallery, Australia|
|2009||Chillout Photography Prize Finalist, Ballarat International Foto Biennale|
|2008||Capturing Melbourne, Best Photojournalism Story|
|2008 – 09||BA, Commercial Photography, RMIT, Melbourne. Graduated with Distinction|
|2004 – 05||Tokyo Photographic Workshops, Japan|
|1995 – 98||BA, International Relations, The University of Queensland, Brisbane|