I photograph bodies. My body and other bodies.

The body, I believe has its own voice with a refusal to forget and in my photography I work with it as a malleable and intuitive tool.

I began my training as a dancer in Australia and France prior to starting my career as a professional Ballerina in Germany and later after completing a BA (hons) degree at theTrinity Laban Centre in London worked as a Contemporary Dance Artist. In late 2015 I made the conscious decision to shift away from performing and into photography.

My work has been featured in numerous photography magazines, online platforms and group exhibitions. In 2016 an image titled Metro won the Life Framer Photography Prize in the Human Body Category judged by Mona Kuhn and went on to be exhibited in New York, Tokyo and Rome in 2017.  In 2018 I received an honourable mention in the 11th Julia Margaret Cameron International Award for women photographers for an image from my AnOther series and was a finalist for the Bowness Photography Prize by Monash Gallery of Art in Australia, established to promote Australian photography.

If you would like to know more about the work or myself  –  please get in touch.

melissa.spiccia@gmail.com

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