Noah Thompson (b. 1991) is an Australian photographer working with expanded modes of documentary making. He recently completed a Bachelor of Photography at Photography Studies College in Melbourne, Australia. Coming from a background in political science and with an interest in visual narratives, his work examines the ways in which individual and community circumstance play out amongst broader social, political and cultural events. With an emphasis on slowness through the use of medium format film cameras, Thompson attempts to delve into the cultural and social subtleties of contemporary Australia while informed by the past.


 

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Awards/Grants

2019 - Recipient, Merit Scholarship, Charcoal Book Club Chico Hot Springs Portfolio Review & Publishing Prize

2019 - Semi Finalist, Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize

2019 - Winner, Photobook Commended, Australia & New Zealand Photobook Award

2018 - Winner, Ilford CCP Salon, Deakin University Best Work on an Environmental Theme

2018 - Semi finalist, Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize

2017 - Finalist, National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

2017 - Recipient of a Maribyrnong City Council Community Arts Grant for Footscray Hair

2016 - Finalist, Australian Photography Awards, Film and Analogue category

Exhibitions

2019 - Australia & New Zealand Photobook Award, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

2018 - In Light: PSC Graduate Exhibition, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

2018 - Picturing Footscray , Victoria University, Metro West Footscray, Melbourne

2017 -National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra 

2017 - They Cannot Take The Sky: Stories from Detention, Immigration Museum, Melbourne 

2017- Footscray Hair, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne (solo exhibition)

2017 - Obscura Festival Projection Night, Hin Bus Depot, Penang, Malaysia

2017 - PSC Second Year Photobook Show, Hillvale Gallery, Melbourne 

2016 - CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne  

2016 - Independent Photography Festival Photo Prize, The Good Copy, Melbourne      

2015 - Independent Photography Festival Photo Prize, The Good Copy, Melbourne

Volunteering

2015 - Volunteer Photographer for oral history project Behind the Wire  (ongoing)

Education

Photographic Studies College (PSC), Bachelor of Photography, completed 2018

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) with Distinction, completed 2014

Workshops

2018 - Photobook workshop with Tony Cederteg of Libraryman Books

2018 - Photobook workshop with Kazuma Obara & Hajime Kimura, Melbourne

2018 - Photobook workshop with Bryan Schutmaat, Melbourne

2017 - Obscura Festival workshop 'Exploring Bias' with Leonard Pongo, Penang, Malaysia