The work of Brisbane based photographer Tammy Law explores stories that stem from lived experience. Reflective and evocative, her work expresses a fragile kind of belonging throughout the themes of migration and home. Law’s images have been showcased in national and international publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Paper, Monocle, Frankie and The Big Issue. Law is the Asia Pacific Ambassador for FotoVisura and produced the FotoVisura Spotlight Grant exhibition at the Brisbane Powerhouse in 2015. She was a finalist in the 2016 Lethbridge 10 000 Art Award, 2016 Head on Landscape Prize and a semi finalist in the 2016 Head On Portrait Prize. Since 2007, her work has been exhibited throughout Australia and Europe. Law is currently in her final year of a PhD in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT.
Photography allows me to be myself. I love the way in which people can understand me more through the photographs that I take.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done many family portraits in the past. I enjoy sessions with families because I find comfort in being able to make a family feel at ease and also get the best photographs possible from that session.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
2016 Finalist, Lethbridge 10 000 Art Award2016 Finalist, Head On Landscape Prize2016 Semifinalist, Head On Portrait Prize2015 Your Shot Portrait Winner, National Geographic Your Shot Portrait Award2013 Highly Commended, Sante Fe Workshop Award2012 Finalist, Clayton Utz Launch Art Award2010 Griffith University Academic Excellence Award, Honours in Photography2009 Youth Arts Queensland Grant, Young Artists Mentoring Program2007 Best Documentary Photography Award, Griffith University Academic Excellence