Julia Coddington

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

Julia's major ongoing project, The Pool, explores an ocean pool in her home town south of Sydney.

Images from The Pool were selected as finalists at the 2018 Rome and San Francisco street photography festivals, exhibited at Street Sans Frontières 2018 in Paris and Street London 2018, and were finalists and a third prize winner at the 2018 Aussie Street contest in Sydney. Julia's work is also regularly featured online.

In May 2018 Julia presented her work and taught a workshop at the Milan street photography festival, and joined In-public founder Nick Turpin and Bruce Gilden as a judge at that festival's real-time photo slam contest. 

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

Julia has been selected as a contest judge for the 2018 Miami Street Photography Festival.

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

Julia was interviewed on Gina Milicia's podcast in 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.