Amy Woodward is a photographic artist currently living and working on Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi Country (Sunshine Coast) Australia.
Intrigued by the fragile and fleeting nature of everyday life and the human experience, Amy approaches her practice with sensitivity and reverence for all stages of life but often pays particular attention to the passage of motherhood.
Amy’s own turbulent journey into matrescence drives her desire to honestly portray the chaos and intensity of early parenthood and family life. Themes relating to neurodivergence weave into her personal work; a lived reality for her and her first son, and one that presents its own set of complexities still being explored.
Born in country Victoria on Pangerang Country, she was drawn to the medium of photography from an early age as a way to catalogue the constant changes around her. Moving houses, schools and states was a regular occurrence during her childhood. Amy completed a Bachelor of Arts (Photography) at RMIT in 2016.
Amy's work has been recognised in the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize (finalist, 2021) Photo Collective Stories (finalist, 2021) Photo Collective Australian Photography Awards Portrait Category (finalist 2020 & 2021) The Independent Photographer Portrait Award (3rd place, 2021) PALM* Photo Prize (shortlisted 2021) and the Head On Photo Awards (semi-finalist, 2021) amongst others. Her work has been exhibited at the Monash Gallery of Art, Center for Contemporary Photography, Tinning Street (solo), OPR gallery in Milan, 10 14 Gallery in London, and screened as part of the PhotoVogue 10 year anniversary video at PhotoVogue Festival. She has also been featured in publications such as D - La Repubblica, Rolling Stone IT and Creative Review.
Awards and Exhibitions
2021 Finalist, William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
2021 Semi-finalist, Head On Photo Awards
2021 Finalist, Photo Collective Stories Award
2021 Finalist, Australian Photography Awards, Portrait Category
2021 3rd Place, The Independent Photographer Portrait Award
2021 Shortlisted, Palm* Photo Prize and Exhibition at 10 41 Gallery, London
2020 Finalist, Australian Photography Awards, Portrait Category
2016 'HONEST' solo exhibition and photo-book launch, Tinning Street, Melbourne
2016 Winner, CCP Salon Instagram competition sponsored by Leica
2015 35ppm Group Exhibition and print-on-demand experiment, Bloom Publishing & Tinning Street
2014 'Homebodies' Group Exhibition, Melbourne
2014 Nikon Award for Photographic Excellence, RMIT
2013 People and Planet Photo Competition, Cover Prize Winner
2013 BA Photography Highest GPA scholarship Winner