Born Dortmund, Germany.
Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

Represented by East Wing.

Solo Exhibitions

2018 - Indefinitely, Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Germany (forthcoming)
2018 - East Wing Gallery, Dubai UAE (forthcoming)
2017 - Astres Noirs, Paris Photo | East Wing Gallery, Paris France
2017 - Indefinitely, Organ Vida Festival, Galerija Kranjčar, Zagreb Croatia (Supported by Goethe-Institut and the Australian Embassy)
2017 - Dear Chris, Chobi Mela Festival, Dhaka Bangladesh
2016 - Indefinitely, Daylight Project Space, Hillsborough USA
2016 - Indefinitely, The Lost Ones Gallery, Ballarat Australia
2015 - Indefinitely, Wallflower Photomedia Gallery, Mildura Australia
2015 - Fieber, PhotoIreland, Ireland
2015 - Indefinitely, Athens Photo Festival, Greece
2015 - Indefinitely, Photobook Melbourne, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne Australia
2014 - Dear Chris, Wallflower Photomedia Gallery, Mildura Australia
2014 - Dear Chris, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane Australia
2013 - Loraine and the Illusion of Illoura, Colour Factory, Melbourne Australia
2013 - Dear Chris, officially opened by Helen Ennis, Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne Australia
2012 - Near, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane Australia
2012 - Loraine and the Illusion of Illoura..., Forward Thinking Museum
2012 - From a Changed North, HeadOn Photo Festival, MiCK Gallery, Sydney Australia
2010 - Thirteen:Twenty Lacuna at Front Room Gallery (Troika Editions), London UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 - Look up at the Sky, Sala Muncunill, Terrassa Spain (forthcoming)
2018 - We Feed the World Project, Bargehouse Gallery, London UK (forthcoming)
2018 - Hamburg Triennial of Photography, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany (forthcoming)
2017 - The Real and Other Places, Centre for Contemporary Photography & Photo Shanghai, Shanghai China
2017 - Turtles all the way down, Collisions (excerpt), Channels Festival, Blindside Gallery Melbourne Australia
2017 - An Unorthodox Flow of Images, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne Australia
2017 - The Crossing, Franque, Melbourne Australia
2017 - Olive Cotton Portrait Award, Tweed River Gallery, NSW Australia
2017 - Pott, f2 Fotofestival, Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund Germany
2017 - Indefinitely, Holme Gallery Space, Melbourne Australia
2017 - 'The Witching Hour', Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne Australia
2017 - The Crossing, FORMAT Festival, Derby UK
2017 - Golden Record, Fotogalleriet, Oslo Norway
2017 - Aperture Photobook Awards, Madrid / Düsseldorf / Moscow / Switzerland / Sweden
2016 - 30th Anniversary, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne Australia
2016 - Geografies (Look up at the Sky), EspaiDos, Terrassa Spain
2016 - Das Licht der Nacht, Kommunale Gallerie Berlin, Germany
2016 - International Young Photographers, Daegu Photo Biennale, South Korea
2016 - Indefinitely, BELONGING, Obscura Photo Festival, Penang Malaysia
2016 - The Crossing, ARENA, Noorderlicht Festival, Museum Bellevedere, Netherlands
2016 - The Crossing, CCP Declares: On the Social Contract, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne Australia
2016 - The Crossing, Transfer, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney Australia
2016 - Dear Chris, The Leftovers, Verge Gallery Sydney Australia
2016 - Documentum, Poem 88 Gallery, Atlanta USA
2016 - Victorian Women Working in Photography, Gaffa, Sydney Australia
2015 - Terra Australis, Galerie Pavlova, Berlin Germany
2015 - Down the Rabbit Hole with Instagram, Photoville, New York City USA
2015 - Glow / Pulse, Nooderlicht Festival, Groningen Netherlands
2015 - Recent Aqcuisitions: Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Collection, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Australia
2015 - Transduction #18, Pause Festival, ACMI, Melbourne, Australia
2014 - 15 Artists, Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Queensland Australia
2014 - Aperture Summer Open, Aperture Gallery New York City USA
2014 - This is not Detroit, Musisches Zentrum, Bochum Germany
2014 - Genesis, HeadOn Photo Festival, M Contemporary Gallery, Sydney Australia
2014 - Formality, Trocadero ARI, Melbourne Australia
2012 - Loraine and the Illusion of Illoura, New York Photo Festival, New York USA
2012 - Hijacked III: AUS / UK, Photofusion Gallery, London UK
2012 - ____on this site, Wallflower Photomedia Gallery, Mildura Australia
2012 - Thirteen:Twenty Lacuna, Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne Australia
2012 - Thirteen:Twenty Lacuna, Carbon Black Gallery, Melbourne Australia
2012 - Near, Hijacked III: AUS / UK, QUAD Gallery, Derby UK
2011 - Thirteen:Twenty Lacuna, Noorderlicht Festival, Groningen Netherlands
2011 - Thirteen:Twenty Lacuna at FORMAT Festival, Derby, UK
2011 - Thirteen:Twenty Lacuna, Nofound Photo Fair, Paris France
2011 - Near, Inaugural Delhi International Photography Festival, Delhi India
2011 - Thirteen:Twenty Lacuna, Museum of Architecture, Tallin Estonia
2010 - Foto8 Summer Show, Host Gallery and Krane Calman Gallery, London UK
2010 - Near, Reportage Festival, Sydney Australia
2009 - Near, Voies Off, Arles France
2009 - Near, City of Gijon International Photojournalism Prize, Gijon Spain
2008 - Ten Days in August, Museum of Brisbane, Australia
2008 - Selected Works from the Daryl Hewson Collection, QUT Art Gallery & Queensland State Library, Brisbane Australia


2017 - Finalist, Olive Cotton Award for Portraiture
2017 - Winner, Australian Photobook of the Year Award
2016 - Winner, Conscientious Portfolio Competition
2016 - Finalist, Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation, First Photobook Award
2016 - Shortlisted, Prix Nadar
2016 - Nominated, Prix Pictet
2015 - Winner, Daylight Photo Award
2015 - Nominated, Prix Pictet
2015 - Finalist, Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award
2015 - Nominated, MACK First Book Award
2014 - Winner, People's Choice, Bowness Photography Prize
2014 - Winner, Merit Award, Moreton Bay Region Art Award
2014 - Winner, Lens Mist Award
2012 - Winner, JGS Award, Forward Thinking Museum
2012 - New York Photo Festival Invitational Winner
2011 - Winner, HeadOn Portrait Prize, Critic's Choice Award
2011 - Winner, Australia's Top Emerging Documentary Photographer
2010 - Winner, Troika Editions Format Exposure Prize, London UK
2008 - Jointly awarded the University of Queensland SBS Faculty Award for Enhancement of Student Learning, Brisbane Australia
2007 - Awarded the Godfrey Rivers Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the field of Photography, Griffith University, Brisbane Australia
2006 - Awarded the Award for Outstanding Social Documentary Photography, Griffith University, Brisbane Australia
2004-2006 - Academic Excellence Award, Griffith University, Brisbane Australia


American Suburb X, National Geographic, PhotoEye, Photographers' Sketchbooks, Momento Pro Magazine, Aint-Bad Magazine, Self Publish Be Happy, Landscape Stories, Try Hard Magazine, GUP Magazine, New York Times, Der Spiegel Magazine, The Guardian; NYPH Journal, SBS Australia, Bloomberg Businessweek, Firecracker, Hijacked III: Aus/UK, Unless You Will,  Marie Claire Magazine, Lost At E Minor, Excerpt Magazine, Vignette Magazine, Time Machine, Capture Magazine, Vrij Nederland, BBC Viewfinder, Capture Magazine, UK Photomonth, DeepSleep Magazine, Eleanor Magazine,  Designmontage, Ozphotoreview, UK Telegraph, Redroom, AchGut, UK Observer, Human Rights Defender, Amnesty International Australia, Multimedia Muse,  Australian Photography Magazine, Magnum Blurb Books, ARD Kultur Report, Lightjourneys, Metaphor Images, Adelaide Post, Lenscratch and others.  


2018 - Teacher, Angkor Photofestival Professional Workshops, Siem Reap Cambodia (forthcoming)
2018 - Judge, HeadOn Portrait Awards (forthcoming)
2018 - Artist Residency, The Lighthouse, Calcutta India (one-year program)
2018 - Teacher, Lighthouse Professional Workshops, Calcutta India (one-year program)
2018 - Judge, Photobook NZ Awards (forthcoming)
2018 - Teacher, Masterclass, Photobook New Zealand (forthcoming)
2017 - Masterclass, National Gallery of Victoria & Deakin University, Melbourne Australia
2017 - Teacher, Angkor Photofestival Professional Workshops, Siem Reap Cambodia
2017 - Teacher, CCP Masterclass, On Narrative and Place, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne Australia
2017 - Teacher, PCP Masterclass, Perth Centre for Photography
2017 - Judge, Iris Awards, Perth Centre for Photography
2017 - Judge, Organ Vida Festival Open Call
2017 - Speaker, What Makes a Great Photograph, National Gallery of Victoria & Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne Australia
2017 - In Conversation with Dan Rule, Perimeter Talks, Melbourne Australia
2017 - Commissioned Theme Essay, New Citizen, Organ Vida Festival
2017 - Speaker, Unless You Will Conference
2017 - Speaker, Between Realities Symposium, Dortmund Germany
2017 - Speaker, Chobi Mela Festival, Dhaka Bangladesh
2016 - In Conversation with Fenella Kernebone, Australian Centre for Photography
2016 - In Conversation with Pippa Milne, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne Australia
2016 - Teacher, Australian Centre for Photography Workshop Intensive
2016 - Teacher, Anjali Children's workshop, Angkor Photo Festival, Cambodia
2014 - 2016 - Curatorial Advisor, Wallflower Photomedia Gallery, Mildura Australia
2015 - Arts Lecture, Participatory workshop and Artist in Residence, University of Newcastle School of Art
2015 - Mobile Guest Lecture, FH Bielefeld, Germany
2014 ‐ Presenter, Art & Mortality, National Gallery of Australia and ANU School of Art, Canberra Australia
2013 - Co-Curator, Contemporary Photography from Oceania, Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive for OBSCURA festival, Malaysia
2013 - Judge, Student Photobook Competition, Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive
2010 ‐ Magnum Workshop, FotoFreo, Fremantle Australia
2009 - 2010 - Editor, Silent Screams: Rights of the Child, Australian PhotoJournalist Magazine
2008 - Teacher in Visual Journalism, Journalistic Investigation and Reporting, University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia
2007 - 2008 - Picture Editor, Picturing Human Rights and Tell My Story, Australian PhotoJournalist Magazine
2007 - Bachelor of Photography with High Distinction, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University

Lecturer, Photography Studies College, Melbourne Australia


Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Galleries Collection, Queensland Centre for Photography Collection, Museum of Brisbane, Daryl Hewson Collection, Numerous private collections in Germany, Austria, UK, Switzerland, Italy, Australia & The Netherlands.