Meg Hewitt (b.1973)
Meg formally studied painting at the National Art School before choosing photography as the medium to express her personal vision. Meg has been a finalist in the Moran Prize and the Maggie Diaz Prize for women, and her work has been published in Vice Magazine, L.A Weekly, The South China Morning Post and La Journal de la Photography. Meg's work has been exhibited at Gallery Place M in Tokyo (owned by renowned photographer Daido Moriyama), the State Library of NSW, Head On Photo Festival, Project 504, 10x8 Gallery and Australian Centre for Photography. Meg's work is held in collections in Japan, America and Australia.
I love grain, I trained as a painter and I find romance and drama in texture and the play between light and dark. I am not concerned with technical perfection and sharpness. I want the image to have my voice and focus more on connection and strong visceral relationships. The work asks questions because I cannot provide answers, I sense a massive shift taking place in politics, economics and the environment. We are a danger to the planet but we are much more danger to ourselves. if we want humanity to continue things will need to shift. I strive to use visual narrative to question our relationship with the world and with each other.