FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION: TAMARA DEAN
In this episode, we speak with award winning photographer Tamara Dean.
Tamara has been working with the medium of photography for over 20 years – beginning as a photojournalist with The Sydney Morning Herald before being able to work full-time as an artist.
Tamara is one of Australia’s most prominent photographers – winning several high-profile national awards, exhibiting worldwide and developing a large online following.
In our conversation, Tamara takes us behind the scenes, describing the lengths she will go to get each shot, including building an underwater studio in her backyard.
Photo: Bec Lorrimer
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If you could have dinner with any artist from Newcastle Art Gallery's collection, who would it be? Why?
You can view Tamara's selected artist Jean Bellette's work here.
To choose your own dinner guest, you can search artists from our collection here.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION
Newcastle Art Gallery's photography collection includes works by some of Australia's most significant photographers, including artists such as Jane Burton, Destiny Deacon, Fiona Hall, Bill Henson, Rosemary Laing, Julie Rrap, Darren Siwes and Robyn Stacey.
The collection reflects the way that artists have embraced, explored and challenged changes in society and advancements in photographic technology over the 20th and 21st centuries.
Find out more about Newcastle Art Gallery's Photography collection here.
Newcastle Art Gallery holds 16 works of art by Tamara Dean in our collection.