Belinda Pratten (b.1967)

Belinda Pratten grew up in Sydney and has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney. After studying photography at Sydney Technical College (1993/1994), Belinda joined Fairfax Newspapers as a photojournalist in 1994. In 1998 she moved to Canberra to work in the Press Gallery at Parliament House, and since 2001 has been working as a freelance photographer and filmmaker. Belinda currently resides in Sydney.

Belinda has a strong interest in Aboriginal affairs and culture, and is currently writing a feature film script based on her experience as a photojournalist in Western NSW.

Photography helps me make sense of the world. With a camera I gain access to people and places to hopefully shine a light on their stories, and with luck stimulate debate and maybe positive change. I’m also interested in street photography and pure observational documentary photography.

Belinda's work has been collected by The National Portrait Gallery, Canberra Museum and Gallery, The Australian War Memorial, ACT Legislative Assembly Art Collection, as well as by private collectors. Belinda has been exhibiting her work since 1996, with solo shows at The Sydney Opera House (1996), Brewarrina Council Chambers (1998), Corelli’s Café Newtown (1999), Belconnen Arts Centre (2008), Tap Gallery Sydney (2011),  Bleeding Heart Gallery Brisbane (2011), Kindness House Melbourne (2011), and PhotoAccess Canberra (2010/2012).

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