Honorable Mention / 2021 / Fine Art / Still Life

The Visitors

  • Photographer
    Sharon Blance
  • Studio
    Image Workshop
  • Website

'The Visitors' is a series begun during pandemic lockdown exploring ideas about transience, decay, cycles, and transitional states of being.

The image capture process for this series is laborious and slow, requiring much patience on the part of the maker and turning the process itself into a meditation on time.

Sharon grew up in Canada and has been creating pictures for as long as she can remember. Her first love was painting, until a school project to make a pinhole camera from a shoebox sparked a lifelong fascination with photography.

She currently works in Melbourne as a commercial photographer. Her personal interests lie in art photography, particularly analog or alternative image making methods, and exploring the psychological relationship between picture and viewer.

Awards 2020 2x Honourable Mentions – PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris

2019 Honourable Mention – Tokyo International Foto Awards

2019 Third Place (Film/Analogue), 4x Highly Commended, and Honourable Mention – Australian Photography Awards

2019 3x Honourable Mentions – International Photography Awards

2018 Silver Winner – PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris

2017 6th place (Portrait) – Australian Photography Awards