/ 2020 / Fine Art / Collage

Battle Cry

  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Collage
  • Photographer
    Meggan Joy

Battle Cry is a collection of digital collages representing women in various stages of an unnamed conflict.

Their bodies made of thousands of photographs of flora and fauna, many of which I grew in my garden for this purpose.

From those photographs, I use color and texture to form each woman's shape. Building a portrait of an ethereal being out of these once individual living things.

Meggan Joy is a self-taught photographic artist primarily focused on digital collage. She combines fragments of the natural sciences with her narratives and allegories; often weaving in symbols and motifs from art history to create a new surreal vision.

She fabricates this staged imagery from the ground up, growing most of her subject matter in her garden, documenting the growth, beauty, and decay. Each piece is created by assembling thousands of individual photographs of botanicals, insects, and other wildlife - resulting in a final image that is bursting with life.

Awards 2019

Finalist; Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 2019

Honorable Mention; International Photography Awards, Fine Art - Collage


Semi-Finalist; Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series
Accepted into the Trierenberg Super Circuit 2018 - Experimental Section; one of 25 photographers worldwide personally invited to participate by the TSC Exhibition Committee


Bronze; Moscow International Foto Awards, Fine Art - Collage