ALEX VAUGHAN - 'On The Cusp'
'On The Cusp' - Edition of 10
- 111.8 x 82.02 cm
- Archival inkjet pigment print
- Ready to frame
NOTE: If you would like the mounted version on 5mm gator board (as displayed in the Agender exhibition) please email us at email@example.com to enquire separately. The mounted version must be picked up in person locally in Sydney from Sun Studios (42 Maddox St, Alexandria).
About the artwork
The women I look up to are Nanna Annie, my Mum, Nanna Rob and Mum Skinny. They are brave and strong.
I grew up in a small town, Kalgoorlie. There were no tall buildings and not that much houses. Dead grass and sand. I miss being in the desert because I could explore places. 'On The Cusp' is a portrait of my neighbour Beniah, shot in the backyard.
"I think the cockatoos like me because I'm brave. And 'cause I feed them. I love it when they sit on me because I feel like a pirate."
- Beniah, 13.
About the artist
In 10 years Alex Vaughan has established herself as one of the leading portrait & documentary photographers of actors in Australia.
Alex has been selected as a finalist in the Head On Photographic Portrait Prize twice, as well as winning the coveted People’s Choice Award. She has had her work exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, and received critical acclaim early in her career as an emerging photographer after winning ‘The People’s Choice Award’ at the Sony ACMP Projections Emerging Photographers Competition.
Vaughan has spent the last seven years travelling and working in Australia, the U.S., New Zealand and Europe on various commissioned and personal projects. The first part of her current major body of personal work ‘In Their Element’ is due for exhibition in Australia in 2019.
IWD 2019 is about #balanceforbetter. What does this mean to you as a female photographer?
Equality is vital. It's critical that we hear and see a diverse range of women's voices and perspectives - which have been lacking. We need a realistic reflection of what our world looks like. As a photographer, I see it as my responsibility to inquire and document women's experiences.