Julia Coddington

Julia is known for her strong compositions and her ability to work with layers, colour, movement and light. She is a fearless street photographer, able to work close to her subjects without alerting them to her presence. 

Along with Rebecca Wiltshire, Julia is the co-founder of the Unexposed Collective, a platform for Australian women and non-binary street photographers. She is also an administrator and curator of the international @womeninstreet community.

Julia exhibited her major ongoing project, The Pool, at Head On 2019 in Sydney.  She also co-curated the group exhibition, 'Exposed' for the Unexposed Collective at the same festival. In June 2019 she curated and sequenced a major exhibition of @womeninstreet images at the Street Foto San Francisco.

Her images have been selected as finalists in several street photography festivals and exhibited in Sydney, London, New York, Paris, Kolkata and Hyderabad, India. Julia's work is also regularly featured online.

Julia has been selected as a contest judge for the 2018 Miami Street Photography Festival, the 2019 Italian Street Photography Festival in Rome and 2019 Street Foto San Francisco.  In May 2018 Julia presented her work and taught a workshop at the Street Photo Milano and joined Bruce Gilden and Nick Turpin as a judge at that festival's real-time photo slam contest. 

In March 2019, Julia was the street photography leader at The Documentary Department in Melbourne, a retreat for women photographers interested in documentary and street photography. 

To find out a little more about Julia, listen to her interview on Gina Milicia's podcast (September 2018).

See Julia's work below, on her website and on Instagram.


Gerry Orkin

Before settling permanently in Australia in 1980 Gerry studied documentary photography in the UK and worked in darkrooms and studios in London and Sydney.

Gerry's documentary work with Indigenous communities is held in the collections of the Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Studies, the National Gallery of Australia and the National Museum of Australia. 

Individual images and collections of his work have appeared in exhibitions, monographs and books, including After 200 years: photographs of Aboriginal and Islander Australia Today (AIATSIS, 1988), and After the Tent Embassy: Images of Aboriginal History in Black and White Photographs (Langton, Marcia 1982).

In the mid-1980s Gerry co-founded Photo Access, a community photographic centre in Canberra. Still operating as a not-for-profit photo-based art centre, Photo Access started as a community photography and photographic education centre. Gerry worked on community photographic projects and taught at Photo Access (and in other settings) for many years.

See Gerry's work below, on his website and on Instagram.