GEORGIA GILLARD



Georgia Gillard
Paint Job
c-type photograph
(detail)
© 2009

"To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.
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Susan Sontag, On Photography, 1977

These photographs directly explore rural and urban landscapes and architecture, which promise much but await change. Mortality, truth and the fragment are themes which reappear in my work and which share a vital relationship with photography. There is an interesting relationship between photographer and subject; the power of the photographer and the vulnerability and mutability of the subject and furthermore, what becomes of the subject once it has become an object or commodity.

Georgia Gillard completed her Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) in 2008 and is currently completing her Honours year at Monash University. Her photography has appeared in various student exhibitions and will be featured in the upcoming publication Stab Your Brother in 2009.