Morganna Magee is an Australian social documentary photographer and educator based in Melbourne,Victoria. Morganna’s work centres around long term projects in which the relationship between photographer and subject challenge the traditional notion of the impartial gaze of the photographer. To date her personal work has explored the issues and complexities around disability, grief and womanhood. Morganna is a founding member of Lumina Collective.

Her images have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Age, The Big Issue, The Weekend Australian magazine, Art and Australia magazine, Broadly,com, Wooden toy Quarterly, Lostateminor, and Black and White Magazine.

She has photographed major commissions for Wintringham Specialist aged care, the shire of Murrundindi, Victoria Police, the Mission for Seafarers, Ronald McDonald House and The Immerse Arts Festival among others. Morganna lectures  in Photo Imaging at Swinburne University of Technology.


Exhibitions 

2004 - Solo show atReportage Gallery, Collingwood

2010 - Group ShowBeyond Age commissioned by the shire of Murrundindi

2011 -Work screenedat Federation Square Melbourne as part of the "Strip Billboard"public art project

2012 - Solo show"Motherhood" held at 45 Downstairs Gallery.
2012 - "A place for Us: Portraits of Wintringham" at FootscrayCommunity Arts Centre

2012 - NationalPortrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery
2014 - “I thought it would be perfect” Associate Artist Head On photo festival.
2015 - “Life in the House” Monash Gallery of Art RAMP space

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

2016 - ContactSheet Gallery- (un) known identity.

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

2017- Black Eye Gallery “Lumina” launch Exhibition

2018- Lumina paste up exhibition series- nationalinitiative

2018 “ The Vandals” Group show MilanoPhoto Week

2018- Family of No Man, Arles France

2018- “ The Family Mantle”  Bundoora Homestead

2018-‘ Echoes’ Art Gallery of Ballarat

2019- Counihan Gallery

Education

2005 - Diploma of Visual Arts(Photography) NMIT 

2018- MAPhotography RMIT

Achievements

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.
2009 - Finalist Eureka science prize
2010 - Honourable mention International Photography Awards New York
2011- PX3 official selection Prix de la Photography Paris
2011 – 2nd place Children’s category International Photography Awards New York 

2012 - Finalist Head On portrait prize
2013 - Finalist National Portrait prize
2015 - Finalist Maggie Diaz Prize
2016 - Finalist Head On portrait prize

2016- founding member Lumina Collective

2017- Semi Finalist Moran Photographic Prize

2018- Finalist Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award

2019-Finalist Clip awards Perth Centre for Photography


I am an uninvited guest on unceded land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. I offer my deepest respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. ALWAYS WAS, ALWAYS WILL BE ABORIGINAL LAND

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