Sandra Lamonaca

Sandra is a photographer based in Melbourne. Sandra uses photography as a means to express her thoughts through her visual outlet. Within her work she creates a narrative that explores interaction between the subject and their environment.

Sandra has completed a diploma in Photo Imaging at Melbourne Polytechnic. She was awarded Photo Book of the year 2016 for her series Anna.

She is currently working on a project about kids/young adults being able to escape from the realities of everyday life. By using nature as her inspiration to create a narrative of stories she shows how we can look within ourselves to find our own identity.

Sandra's achievements include – Finalist in Maggie Diaz Photography Prize, Finalist in National Portrait Prize, Winner in Australian Photography Awards and Finalist in the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize. 

 

Awards

2018           Finalist – William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne  

Finalist – Percival Photographic Portrait Prize, Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville

2017           Finalist – Fremantle International Portrait Prize, Moores Gallery, Perth                

                    Finalist top10 – Capture Magazine, Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers 2017, Melbourne (Documentary category)                                   

2016           Winner – Australian Photography Awards, Melbourne (People and Culture category)

                     Photo Book of the Year 2016 – Melbourne Polytechnic Graduation, Melbourne 

                     Finalist – National Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra                                    

2015             Finalist – Maggie Diaz Photography Prize, Brightspace Gallery, Melbourne                              

                     Semi Finalist – Head on Portrait Awards, Head on Photo Festival, Sydney                                     

Group Exhibitions

2018           Finalist – William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne  

Darebin Art Salon, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne

Percival Photographic Portrait Prize, Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville

2017           Linden Postcard Show, Linden New Art, Melbourne        

          Provacare Art Prize, Melbourne Polytechnic, Melbourne

2016           Linden Postcard Show, Linden New Art, Melbourne        

          Darebin Art Salon, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne

CCP Salon, Centre of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

                    National Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

2015           Maggie Diaz Photography Prize, Brightspace Gallery, Melbourne                     

                    Linden Postcard Show, Linden New Art, Melbourne                  

                    CCP Salon, Center of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne                                    

                    40x40 Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

2014           Nocturnes Photographic Exhibition, Melbourne Polytechnic Fairfield

Media Release

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

Percival Photographic Portrait Prize

Australian Photography Awards

National Portrait Prize 2016

Melbourne Polytechnic

TAFE stories

Maggie Diaz Photography Prize