Margaret River WA
Martine was born in Paris, raised in Bordeaux and moved to Sydney in 1997. She began her professional career at the photo desk at The Australian Financial Review. Her interest in photojournalism took her to Timor-Leste where she developed a working relationship with the United Nations. For the next decade Martine covered UN peacekeeping missions in conflict zones such as Burundi, the Democratic Republic of The Congo, and most recently in South Sudan and West Africa.
Living in Margaret River, Western Australia since 2014, Martine initiated a new project flying over Western Australia’s Goldfields. This series of photographs is called Gungurrunga Ngawa (Look Above). These images were exhibited as part of the broader body of work Ngala Wongga (Come Talk), a project documenting the speakers of the Goldfields, their connection to the land and the cultural significance of Australia’s endangered languages. The exhibition toured with ART ON THE MOVE in WA and at the Australian Embassy in Paris for the launch of activities for the International Year of Indigenous Languages in 2019.
Martine recently started a new project Wuyurpa collaborating with Indigenous women – speakers of Languages from Western Australia and Northern territory.
2019: Olive Cotton award 2019 – finalist – Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah
2018: Australian Life Exhibition – finalist – Sydney
2017: Recipient for the Australian National Commission for UNESCO grant – Canberra
2017: Finalist Head On Portrait Prize – Sydney – Museum of Sydney
2016: Winner of Art on the Move Grant touring 2017-2018 for Ngala Wongga
2016: Winner Best photography in Show – City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize
2016: Finalist Doug Moran Contemporary Prize
2016: Semi-Finalist Doug Moran Contemporary Prize
2016: Finalist Best Feature Photographic Essay Ngala Wongga MEAA Western Australia Media Awards
2015: Finalist Best Feature Photographic Essay Fighting the Invisible War Western Australia Media Awards.
Martine has a large collection of aerial photographs and is also available for commissions.
*If you are interested in larger sizes for limited edition prints other than those listed please contact Martine through Art Lovers Australia. All my images are available in various sizes and I am happy to discuss any specific requirements.
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