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PHOTO 2020 International Festival of Photography [Melbourne]

PHOTO 2020 International Festival of Photography [Melbourne]

Ticketing Information



Thursday February 21, 2019 - 6:00 PM


State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston Street
Melbourne, 3000



Linda D'Ornay

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About the Show

This event is the launch of PHOTO 2020 International Festival of Photography.

The Photography Fellowship is a unique opportunity for an artist to conduct innovative research in response to State Library Victoria’s photography collection, and to present the outcome at PHOTO 2020 International Festival of Photography.

In response to the PHOTO 2020 theme, the research should seek to investigate the relationship between photography and truth.

The State Library’s photography collection features historic and contemporary photography including work by renowned Australian photographers including Wolfgang Sievers, Mark Strizic, Maggie Diaz, Rennie Ellis, Polixeni Papapetrou and Sue Ford.

The Photography Fellowship is presented in association with PHOTO 2020.

The fellowship carries a grant of $15,000 and can take place over a period of up to six months between August 2019 and April 2020.


Applications for the 2019–20 fellowship are now open. Fellowship applications must be received by midnight on Sunday 28 April 2019.

If you have specific questions about the Photography Fellowship requirements or selection process, contact Gail Schmidt at or on 03 8664 7335.

About PHOTO 2020

PHOTO 2020 is a major new international festival of photography taking place in Melbourne and regional Victoria from 23 April to 10 May 2020.

The festival’s exhibitions, artist commissions, workshops, talks and events at cultural institutions, museums and galleries will encourage the public to engage with and think about photography and visual culture in new and inspiring ways.