John McRae

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  • Artist Statement

    John divides his time between working on projects for exhibition and commercial based assignments, for corporate and private clients, in the area of fashion and portraiture.

    His exhibition work explores concepts of intimacy and exposure, using the relationship between photographer and subject as the basis for this investigation. He has also completed bodies of work in places as diverse as Israel and Lebanon, where the camera becomes a tool for capturing the photographer’s visual document of the religious and social divides with exist in this part of the world with daunting graphic imagery.

    John has exhibited regularly in Sydney and abroad, including galleries in Paris, Berlin, Rome, Malta and New York. He is represented in Italy by the notable photographic gallery, Il Ponte Contemporanea.

    He has been a selected finalist on more than one occasion in several prestigious art and photographic awards, including The National Photographic Portrait Prize, Canberra, The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, The Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, The Blake Prize and The Olive Cotton Award. In 2012 his portrait of the late Margaret Olley was voted the Peoples Choice Winner at the 2012 National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.