Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Liss Fenwick is a photographer based in the Northern Territory, Australia, whose practice incorporates documentary photography and portraiture to explore ideas of place, identity, and belonging. She has worked with the National Geographic, Cluster Munitions Coalition, and a number of regional newspapers on a freelance basis.
She has been a finalist in several photographic competitions across Australia, including the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography prize and the Olive Cotton Prize for Photographic Portraiture. A recipient of a number of bursaries, including the Jack and Dorothy Fields Scholarship, which allowed her to attend the Missouri Photo Workshop in 2014.
2014 - Missouri Photo Workshop faculty award
- Video capture
- Video editing
Robert Lee Sprague, Platte City
Robert enjoys the woods behind his friend’s property. He supports independent decision-making, having a strong sense of identity rooted in Libertarian ideals.
From the series 'Duplex Dreams', created in Platte City Missouri as part of the Missouri Photo Workshop #66. Information about Duplex Dreams series:
Duplex Dreams is a series of photographs documenting the daily life of a group of self-described ‘rednecks' in the American mid-west. Showing pride in their identity and a strong desire to respect their heritage, they celebrate figures such as Robert E. Lee, the confederate general. Despite close ties to the land, their desire for independence now exists within the bounds of suburbia, as the cost of land ownership is prohibitive. This new proximity to urban centres and progressive ideologies can be challenging and tensions sometimes arise.
Soffia Stockman, at home in Dalby
Long time Dalby resident Soffia Stockman is one of the few members of the transgender community in this remote town. She teaches guitar and sings in a local church choir. Soffia is a long term Dalby resident.
This image was chosen as a finalist and exhibited in the Melt Festival photographic Prize at the Brisbane Powerhouse, and received a judge's commendation.
Girraween, Northern Territory, 2014
Girraween, a locality of the Northern Territory, is an aboriginal word meaning ‘place of flowers’. Taken in the first week of the monsoon, this patch of ground is usually dry. Here there is a deep puddle with burnt cars, used fireworks and motorbike jumps.