No single adjective can encapsulate the photography of NSW-based Tamara Dean. She is an established art photographer, widely exhibited both nationally and internationally, and her work is held in a number of public and private collections including Artbank, Sydney; The Francis J. Greenburger Collection, New York, and; the Mordant Family Collection, Australia.
She has also spent a decade showcasing her documentary photography as part of the Oculi collective, shot reportage over twelve years with the Sydney Morning Herald, and photographed campaigns for companies like American Express. In 2016 she had two photographs shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, exhibited at London's National Portrait Gallery.
Tamara’s atmospheric and evocative works exploit an aesthetic of the romantic, naturalistic world while referencing contemporary lives and issues. Couched in a reverential beauty, the images reach deeper into humanity and expose natural cycles within time and space.
Tamara has been the recipient of numerous local and international residencies, and her work has been exhibited in galleries around the world. Her photography has won the Blake Prize, The New York Photo Awards, and Art & About Sydney, amongst many others. Notices have also come from the likes of the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, the National Photographic Portrait Prize, and the Redlands Art Prize. See a full list of awards and recognition here.