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Photography Fellowship

Mark Strizic standing on footpath, holding a camera, ca. 1950

The Photography Fellowship is a unique opportunity for an artist to conduct innovative research in response to State Library Victoria's photography collection, and to present the outcome at PHOTO 2020 International Festival of Photography.

In response to the PHOTO 2020 theme, the research should seek to investigate the relationship between photography and truth.

The State Library's photography collection features historic and contemporary photography including work by renowned Australian photographers including Wolfgang Sievers, Mark Strizic, Maggie Diaz, Rennie Ellis, Polixeni Papapetrou and Sue Ford.

The Photography Fellowship is presented in association with PHOTO 2020.

The fellowship carries a grant of $15,000 and can take place over a period of up to six months between August 2019 and April 2020.

If you have specific questions about the Photography Fellowship requirements or selection process, please contact us at

About PHOTO 2020

PHOTO 2020 is a major new international festival of photography taking place in Melbourne and regional Victoria from 23 April to 10 May 2020.

The festival's exhibitions, artist commissions, workshops, talks and events at cultural institutions, museums and galleries will encourage the public to engage with and think about photography and visual culture in new and inspiring ways.

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