Morganna Magee is based in Melbourne, Australia, living and working on the unceded land of the  Bunurong/Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nations,  the foothills of the Dandenong ranges. Her practice explores human relations to the more-than-human world using traditional photographic practices in non-traditional ways. 

In 2022 she published her debut monograph “Extraordinary Experiences” with Tall Poppy Press. The book was nominated for Australian Photobook of the Year, and was listed as one of the photobooks of 2020 by both Gabriela Cendoya and Robin Titchner. Enjoying the process of bookmaking so much, Morganna joined  Tall Poppy Press with Matt Dunne and has since published “Beware of People Who Dislike Cats” in 2023. In addition, “Phenomena” a collaboration with Italian publishing house Origini Edizioni was launched at Polycopies, 2023.

Her work has been awarded and exhibited both nationally and internationally recognised by institutions such as  The British Journal of Photography, The National Portrait gallery Australia and Miami Art week. She is regularly commissioned for editorial and large-scale community arts projects.Her images have appeared in The New York Times,  The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Age,  Art and Australia magazine amongst others

Morganna is the Major Discipline Co-ordinator for Photo Media, at Swinburne University of Technology and is currently undertaking her Ph.D 'Not Tame Enough' which questions how colonial photographic practices have misrepresented the Kangaroo.



I acknowledge my position as a settler on stolen Bunurong land in my daily life and art practice. This land has been a place of art making, ceremony, learning, design, politics, wisdom and care for 85,000 years before my existence and will continue to be long after I am gone. I believe I have a duty to show love and care to the country on which I am situated and use my position as a photographer to pay it reverence. The process I use to make photos is slow and deliberate. All images made of the more than human world are done with respect and care. I do not trod on areas where no paths have been made and all animals are free to come and go willingly from the frame of my camera. I never photograph with a long lens, the animals  in the photos I make have chosen to allow me to be close and I endeavour to listen to animals however they wish to tell me if they do not want to be photographed. I will never photograph an animal in distress.  Images of animals deceased are made to honour their lives and allow me to reconcile my own grief for their deaths. 


2023- Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (AUSTRALIA)

2023- Pingyao International Photo Festival China (CHINA)

2023-  DongGang International Photo Festival ( KOREA)

2022- Altonaer Museum (Hamburg, GERMANY)

2022- Linden Art Gallery, Melbourne  (AUSTRALIA)

2022-   Clinic Gallery, Sangenjaya-ku (Tokyo , JAPAN)

2022 -Biennale della Fotografia Femminile in (Mantova ITALY) 

2021- Miami Art Week (USA)

2021- TCS gallery Sydney ( Solo show)

2021- Palm Photo Prize ( UK)

2021- " A particular being" Perth Centre for Photography ( AUSTRALIA)

2020- Art Remedy as part of Miami Art week ( Florida, USA)

2020- Art Palm Beach ( Florida, USA)

2019- 'Teenage Wildlife' Queensland College of the Arts Gallery (Brisbane, AUSTRALIA)

2019- 'Teenage Wildlife' Pingyao International Photo Festival China (CHINA)

2019- 'Teenage Wildlife' Counihan Gallery (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

2018-‘ Echoes’ Art Gallery of Ballarat (Ballarat, AUSTRALIA)

2018- “ The Family Mantle” Bundoora Homestead (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

2018- Family of No Man, Arles France ( Arles, FRANCE)

2018 “ The Vandals” Group show Milano Photo Week ( Milan, ITALY)

2018 build/rebuild, The Artist Guild (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

2018 Women by Women: Lumina Collective, Bendigo Regional Art Gallery (Bendigo, AUSTRALIA)

2018 Women by Women: Lumina Collective, Queensland College of Art (Brisbane, AUSTRALIA)

2018 Women by Women: Lumina Collective, SUN STUDIOS (Sydney, AUSTRALIA)

2018 Women by Women: Lumina Collective, Melbourne Polytechnic (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

2018 Women by Women: Lumina Collective, Launceston Aquatic Centre (Launceston, AUSTRALIA)

2018 Women by Women: Lumina Collective, EY Centre 200 George Street by Mirvac (Sydney, AUSTRALIA)

2017 Lumina Collective Launch, SUNStudios (Sydney, AUSTRALIA)

2017- Black Eye Gallery “Lumina” launch Exhibition (Sydney, AUSTRALIA)

2016 - Projection at Singapore International PhotoFestival in conjunction with Magnum Workshop.

2016 - ContactSheet Gallery- (un) known identity. (Sydney, AUSTRALIA)

2015 - PictureThis: New Orleans- projection as part of Mary Ellen Mark CNN show GovernorsIsland NYC ( NYC, USA)

2015 - “Life in the House” Monash Gallery of Art RAMP space (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

2014 - “I thought it would be perfect” Associate Artist Head On photo festival.(Sydney, AUSTRALIA)

2012 - "A place for Us: Portraits of Wintringham" at FootscrayCommunity Arts Centre

2012 - Solo show"Motherhood" held at 45 Downstairs Gallery. (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

2011 -Work screened at Federation Square Melbourne as part of the "Strip Billboard"public art project (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

2010 - Group Show "Beyond Age" commissioned by the shire of Murrundindi


2023- PhD candidate RMIT University

2018- MA Photography RMIT University

2012- Intern Falkland Rd Studios NYC

2005 - Diploma of Visual Arts(Photography) NMIT


2023- Finalist Iris portrait award Perth Centre for Photography

2022- Winner Female in Focus British Journal of Photography

2021- Finalist Palm Photo Prize

2018- Finalist Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award

2017- Semi Finalist Moran Photographic Prize

2019-Finalist Clip awards Perth Centre for Photography

2017- Semi Finalist Moran Photographic Prize

2016- founding member Lumina Collective

2016 - Finalist Head On portrait prize

2015 - Finalist Maggie Diaz Prize

2013 - Finalist National Portrait prize

2012 - Finalist Head On portrait prize

2011 – 2nd place Children’s category International Photography Awards New York

2011- PX3 official selection Prix de la Photography Paris

2010 - Honourable mention International Photography Awards New York

2009 - Finalist Eureka science prize

2006 - Art in Australia Magazine 25 under 25 award for Australia’s top artists under the age of 25.

2006 - Black and White Magazines ‘Photo +Art’ award.


2022- Extraordinary Experiences- Tall Poppy Press

2023- Beware of people who dislike cats- Tall Poppy Press

2023- Phenomena Origini Edizioni

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