Curator Selection / 2023 / /

Proudly Australian

Australia is known for its beautiful, varied landscapes and grandness. I made a roadtrip of over 4,500 kilometers straight through the outback; from Adelaide, via Alice Springs, to Brisbane. Here, in addition to the beauty of this immense land, the pollution caused by man was striking. Wherever I stopped it was littered with waste; from plastic bottles to cans, from fast food wrappers to glass. Plastic does not decompose, it gradually breaks down into smaller and smaller plastic parts. All those pieces never decompose and are really everywhere: in water, soil and air. Cans are also polluting.

Jacqueline en Rosanne are a photographic duo based in the Netherlands. The themes that are central to their photography are sustainability, up-cycling and an open mind. They make documentaries about (litter) waste and also create settings for their own fine art photos. These photos always have some absurdness or surrealism in it.

Awards - Nominee Fine Art Photo Awards, 2020
- Gold awarded in Prix de la Photographie Paris, 2019
- Gold awarded in Moscow International Foto Awards, 2019
- 2nd place Fine Art Photography Awards 2019 in Open Theme
- 1st place ND Awards 2018 in Special – Open Theme
- Winner 2nd Place Keep an Eye Grant, 2017
- Finalist DWDD Photo contest, 2016
- Finalist Fotoacademie Photo Contest, 2015