Meredith Schofield

PHOTOGRAPHER  –  WRITER  –  EDUCATOR  –  COMMUNITY ARTS WORKER

Meredith (Mez) is an Australian / Estonian photographer, writer, educator & community arts worker based on the Illawarra South Coast of New South Wales, Australia. 

 

Specialising in landscape, travel and documentary photography her passion is in telling stories and capturing images that evoke a response – visually, emotionally, intellectually or otherwise.

 

“I’m a visual story teller, no matter what I’m shooting – whether it’s landscape, editorial, travel or documentary photography, I’m looking for a story. I’m looking to produce a connection between viewer and subject, to convey emotion through my work.”

 

Meredith uses multiple mediums to create her images. Combining her knowledge and love of film photography with digital capture.

 

“I describe myself as an ‘Analogue girl in a digital world’.

 

Using multiple mediums gives Meredith’s work a distinctive style which is instantly identifiable and full of impact.

As well as her photographic work, Meredith is a presenter and qualified educator working with design schools, RTO’s, photographers, community groups and people with disabilities – teaching, leading workshops, lecturing and providing 1:1 tutoring.

 

“I connect with people, I always have. I enjoy working with creative people and I strongly believe in the power of photography as a tool for self expression, communication and social change.”

 

Meredith’s strong reportàge style, social justice ethos and exuberant personality have ensured a long relationship with numerous councils, community groups, Australian and international NGO’s – working closely on campaigns such as International Women’s Day, Mardi Gras, White Ribbon Day, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders – Indefinite Despair (The Nauru Report), The Pauline McLeod Awards, Yabun and more.

Meredith has written for numerous publications about photography, travel and cars (her beloved Volkswagen Kombi). She is a regular contributor to Ilford Film and is currently working on her first book ‘Across Australia at 80 k’s’.

 

Alongside her photographic work Meredith is the co-host of the acclaimed Australian Podcast – ‘Click Click, Bang Bang – A Photography Podcast.’

 

Meredith is available for commissioned photography.

 

You can purchase fine art prints from her online store.

EDUCATION

  • Diploma of Photography (with distinction) – Sydney Institute of Technology, TAFE NSW 2009

AWARDS

  • Diploma of Photography (with distinction) – Sydney Institute of Technology, TAFE NSW 2009
  • Semi-Finalist – Head On Portrait Prize 2012
  • Sandisk Exposed Challenge Winner January 2012 – Capture Magazine
  • Top 5 – Emerging Photojournalism/Documentary Photographers, Australia’s Top Photographers 2010 – as voted by photographers Trent Parke, Stephen Dupont and Dean Sewell.
  • Finalist – Professional Photography Category, Mosman Photographic Prize 2008
  • Finalist – Australian Human Rights Commission Photographic Prize 2008
  • 2nd Prize – Tafe NSW Graduation Exhibition 2009 for her work ‘Gedenken’
  • 3rd Prize, Peoples Choice Award – Tafe NSW Graduation Exhibition 2009 for her work ‘Gedenken’

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • “Compassion Fatigue” 2013, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, supported by the National Association of Visual Art and Marrickville Council
  • “In Your Space” 2012, Outdoor Exhibition on Catherine Street overpass, Lilyfield NSW (exhibition held in conjunction with Sunnyfield, International Day for People with a Disability and Don’t DIS my ABILITY)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • ” ‘Locals on Board'” 2018, Wollongong Art Gallery – “Dune”
  • “Captured – 50 years of photography at TAFE” 2014, Sydney Institute of Photography TAFE‘The Muse’ – “Hangman” & “Reconciliation Place”
  • “‘Head On Portrait Prize” 2012 Australian Centre for Photography – “Posthumous Portrait of Wayne Schofield CSC”
  • Sydney Institute of Photography TAFE Graduation Show 2009 – “Gendenken”
  • Mosman Photographic Prize 2008, Mosman Art Gallery – “Smoke Stacks”

GRANTS

  • Marrickville Council, residency at Chrissie Cotter Gallery – Feb 2013 – 2 week exhibition of the work ‘Compassion Fatigue’
  • NSW Artists’ Grant, NAVA- August 2012 recipient – For the completion of the work ‘Compassion Fatigue’
  • Leichhardt Council Community Grants program – December 2011 – completion and exhibition of the work ‘In Your Space’

PHOTOGRAPHIC & FINE ART JUDGING / MENTORSHIP

  • Camden Art Prize 2018
  • Northside Creative Photography
  • St George Photographic Society
  • St George Motor Boat Camera Club
  • Macarthur Photographic Society
  • Port Hacking Camera Club
  • Wollongong Camera Club
  • Norths Photographic Society, Sydney
  • Kiama Photographic Society
  • Southern Highlands Photographic Society

CLIENTS

Meredith is a registered NDIS service provider. NDIS Provider Number: 4050016089
Freelance Pro member of the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance.

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CONTACT

Meredith Schofield – Photographer
Coal Coast, NSW Australia

Em: meredith@meredithschofield.com
Ph (Business Hours): +61 404 799 019