Me (L), with Mujtaba. Ciawi, 2015.

Me (L), with Mujtaba. Ciawi, 2015.






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email: mikeATmikereadphotographyDOTcom


Mike Read is an Australian born photographer and writer with an interest in migration stories.
Based in Melbourne, his practice sees him regularly travel to create work, driven by a curiosity of how people interact with place. 

His work has been exhibited throughout Australia, including solo shows at the Head-On Photography Festival in Sydney and RMIT Design Hub in Melbourne. Read’s work has seen him receive a number of awards and grants, including The Pool Grant (2012), RMIT V.E.’s Photoimaging Graduate In Residence (2014-15) and Perth Centre for Photography’s portraiture prize - The Iris Award (2015).

 
EDUCATION                         
2009-
10    Diploma of Photo-Imaging  - RMIT University, Melbourne 
 

EXHIBITIONS
2017    Co-curator w/ Christine McFetridge, Footscray Exhibition, VU at MetroWest, Melbourne

2016    Various Sites, Moonee Valley City Council Public Art Billboard Project, Melbourne
2016    Terratory Journal (USA), The howling Tasman wind, Online Exhibition
2015    Incinerator Gallery, Incinerator Awards, Group Exhibition, Melbourne
2015    RMIT Design Hub, Boundless Plains, Solo Exhibition, Melbourne
2015    Sunbury Community Health Centre, Boundless Plains, Solo Exhibition, Melbourne
2014    FortyFive Downstairs, A Life Beyond Waiting, Group Exhibition, Melbourne
2013    Ruffian Gallery, Tie Your Colours, Group Exhibition, Melbourne
2013    Damien Minton Gallery, The Way, Solo Exhibition, Sydney
2011    Centre for Contemporary Photography, Kodak Salon, Group Exhibition, Melbourne
2010    First Site Gallery, Luminance, Group Exhibition, Melbourne
2010    State Library of NSW, Moran Prize, Group Exhibition, Sydney


AWARDS, GRANTS, RESIDENCIES
2017    Maribyrnong Council Artsbox Artist in Residence - w/Christine McFetridge
2016    Wyndham Vale Artists in Residence - w/ Christine McFetridge
2016    World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass nominee

2015    Incinerator Art for Social Change Award - Finalist                                           
2015    Perth Centre of Photography - Iris Award
2014    RMIT Graduate in Residence 2014-15
2012    The Pool Grant
2011    Capture Magazine’s Australia’s Best Emerging Photographers  - Editorial Category
2011    Centre for Contemporary Photography – Kodak Salon, Best Use of Light.
2010    Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize finalist

 

SELECT INTERVIEWS, FEATURES & DISCUSSIONS
2016    Discussion w/ Christine McFetridge, Photodust
2015    Boundless Plains, interview and feature, RMIT Alumni Magazine, The Impact Issue
2015    Boundless Plains, interview and feature, Urbanautica
2015    Boundless Plains, interview and feature, Vice
2015    Q&A about asylum seekers in Indonesia, Sunbury Community Health Centre

2015    Boundless Plains, feature, Hume Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Leader
2013    Interview, InsideArt, Channel 31

OTHER
2015               Sessional Lecturer, BA of Comm. Design, RMIT University
2013-14           Sessional Lecturer, Diploma of Photo-imaging, RMIT University