Louis Porter (b. 1977) resident in Melbourne Australia since 2001, currently in London.
Member of Artists’ Book Cooperative ABC 


Solo Shows

2013 Mauerweg – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik ( Berlin/Germany)
2011 Extracts from the Porter Archive Concerning Death – DEATH BE KIND (Melbourne/Australia)

2010 Unknown Land – VARS Gallery (Mildura/Australia)
2009 Record and Analysis – City Gallery (Melbourne/Australia)
2009 Australian Colour – Monash Gallery of Art (Melbourne/Australia)
2009 Cheap Flights – Centre for Contemporary Photography (Melbourne/Australia)
2005 Faith and Charity – Start Gallery (Melbourne/Australia)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 The Documentary Take – Centre For Contemporary Photography (Melbourne/Australia)
2016 New Remembering – C3 Artspace (Melbourne/Australia)
2016 A Great Sum In Parts – Osnova Gallery (Moscow/Russia)
2016 The Changing Face of Victoria – State Library of Victoria (Melbourne/Australia)
2016 Kaleid Oslo 2016 – Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo (Oslo/Norway)
2015 Bookmarked – Stills Gallery (Sydney/Australia)
2014 Five Contemporary Photography Collectives – Brighton Photo Biannual (Brighton/UK)
2014 Melbourne Now – National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne/Australia)
2013 International Photobook Festival – (Kassel/Germany)
2013 Welcome Welcome – Strange Neighbour (Melbourne/Australia)
2013 Photo Book Award 2013 – Le Bal (Paris/France)
2013 To Have and Have Not – Noorderlicht Festival (Groningen/ The Netherlands)
2013 Censored – Copenhagen Photography Festival (Copenhagen/Denmark)
2012 Hijacked II – Zephyr Gallery (Mannheim/Germany)

2012 Mostly Agree – Stills Gallery (Sydney/Australia) 
2012 On This Site – Wallflower Dating Agency (Mildura/Australia) 
2011 Better than Art – Kings ARI (Melbourne/Australia)
2011 The Rest is Silence – DEATH BE KIND (Melbourne/Australia)
2011 The Gravity of The Situtation – Monash University Art Faculty Gallery (Melbourne/Australia)
2011 Unknown Land (publication) – Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Book Fair (Philadelphia/USA)
2010 Hijacked II – Australian Centre for Photography (Sydney/Australia)
2009 Fundraising Auction – Monash Gallery of Art (Melbourne/Australia)
2009 Wires at Night – Kazari Gallery (Melbourne/Australia)
2008 Internal to External – 3space3 Gallery (Beijing/China)
2007 Tribal Living – IndexG Gallery (Torronto/Canada)
2006 Unnatural Selection – Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery (Shropshire/UK)
2006 Australian Suburbia – House of Architecture , Graz (Vienna/Austria)
2005 Suburban Picnic – Uber Gallery (Melbourne/Australia)
2005 Finalist – Ulrich and Win Schubert Photographic Award – Gold Coast Art Gallery (Gold Coast/Australia)

Artist Monographs

2013 Conflict Resolution – Twenty Shelves (Melbourne/Australia)
2012 The Anatomy of Business – Twenty Shelves (Melbourne/Australia)

2011 Bad Driving – Erm Books (Melbourne/Australia)
2010 Unknown Land  – Double Plus Good Books (Bristol/UK)
2009 100 Flowers – LozenUP publishing (Paris/ France)

Awards  – Grants & Residencies

2013 Photobook Award 2013 – International Fotobook Festival (Kassel/Germany)
2013 International Cultural Exchange Grant – Arts Victoria (Melbourne/Australia)
2013 Artist in Residence – ZK/U  (Berlin/Germany)
2013 Nominated – Godowsky Color Award (Boston/USA)
2013 Winner – Most Beautiful Books Australia New Zealand  (Melbourne/Australia)
2008 Australia-China Council residency – Red Gate Gallery (Beijing/China)

2008 Finalist – Olive Cotton Award, Tweed Shire Gallery (Tweed Heads/Australia)
2007 Finalist – Ulrich and Win Schubert Photograpic Award – Gold Coast Art Gallery (Gold Coast/Australia)
2007 Nominated for PDN (Photo District News) top 30 photographers list (New York/USA)
2005 Artist Development Grant – City of Yarra (Melbourne/Australia)
2005 Finalist – Ulrich and Win Schubert Photographic Award – Gold Coast Art Gallery (Gold Coast/Australia)
2004 Winner -Nikon Colour Award- Centre for Contemporary Photography (Melbourne/Australia)

Bibliography – Books

2014 The World Atlas of Street Photography – Yale University Press (Connecticut/USA)
2013 To Have and Have Not – Noorderlicht Photography Festival (Groningen/The Netherlands)
2013 Dysraphic City – Node Centre for Curatorial Studies (Berlin/Germany)
2013 Common People – Bronze Age Editions (Glasgow/Scotland)
2011 Characters – Thames & Hudson (Melbourne/Australia)

2010 Hijacked II Australia/Germany – Big City Press (Perth/Australia)
2009 Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography – Humble Arts Foundation (New York/ USA)
2008 Central Business Dreaming – City of Melbourne publishing ( Melbourne/Australia)

Selected Reviews/Essays and Articles

2014 Crap Paint Jobs – British Journal of Photography, Gemma Padley, May edition (London/UK)
2014 Conflict Resolution Review – Aperture Photobook Review #006, Marc Feustel (New York/USA)
2014 Conflict Resolution Review – Photomonitor, Marco Bohr (London/UK)
2013 Becoming Extinct – Russian Esquire September 2013 (Moscow/Russia)
2013 The Anatomy of Business – See Saw Magazine Issue #17 (London/UK)
2013 Masculinity – Capricious Magazine (New York/USA)
2013 Anatomie Byznysu – Tereza Spinkova – Fotograf Magazine #23 (Prague/Czech Republic)
2013 Photobooks – Sebastian Hau – Foam Magazine #35 (Amsterdam/Netherlands)
2013 Wealth – Landscape Stories issue #11 (Rome/Italy)
2012 Grand Illusion– Aint Bad Magazine #4 (Savannah/USA)

2012 Bad Driving – Bureau Magazine #2 (Melbourne/Australia)
2012 On Intimacy – Excerpt Magazine #3 (Melbourne/Australia)
2012 Sporen van Overmoed – de Volkskrant – Frank Schallmaier (Amsterdam/Netherlands)
2012 Abundance – Lamono Magazine #80, (Barcelona/Spain)
2012 Guide to Unique Photography (GUP) – Portfolio feature , (Amsterdam/Netherlands)
2012 Louis Porter’s Photography Book: Bad Driving  Amy Marjoram – Lost at E Minor (London/UK)
2011 Louis Porter – Actual Colours May Vary  Oliver Schneider,  (Berlin/Germany
2011 Timemachine isue #1 – Lee Grant and Tom Williamson, (Canberra/Australia)
2011 f100/fototazo – Oliver Schneider (New York/USA)
2011 Two new art books by Erm – Bree Johnson, Broadsheet Magazine (Australia/Melbourne)
2010 100 Flowers – Photo Eye Magazine review by Tom Leininger (New York/USA)
2009 Record and Analysis – Dan Rule A2, The Age (Melbourne/Australia)
2009 Untangled – The Age, Penny Modra (Melbourne/Australia)
2009 Escalators – PiePaper #2 (Auckland/New Zealand)
2009 Around the Galleries – The Age by Dan Rule (Melbourne/Australia)
2009 Wish you Were Here – The Big Issue by Michael Green (Melbourne/Australia)
2009 Wires at Night – DE:Bug magazine (Berlin/Germany)
2008 I Love China So Do You – WON magazine issue 4 (Melbourne/Australia)
2007 The Lost Emperors – The Big Issue by Melissa Craneburgh (Melbourne/Australia)
2007 Photo profile – GEO magazine (Berlin/Germany)
2007 Interview – Nothing Mag by Jason Lingard (Melbourne/Australia)
2006 Back to School – photo set ADbusters (Vancover/Canada)
2006 Call Connect – TRACE magazine (New York/US)
2005 Strange Seduction of Suburbia – The Age , by Ashley Crawford (Melbourne/Australia)
2005 Suburban picnic review – Meagan Backhouse, The Age (Melbourne/Australia)
2005 Fun – Spinach7 magazine, Marni Cordell (Melbourne/Australia)
2004 Interview – Sunday Arts ABC Television (Melbourne/Australia)


Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library (UK)
FRAC Centre – Orléans (FR)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art arts library (US)
The Musuem of Modern Art artists’ book collection (US)
State Library of Victoria
Peabody Essex Museum (USA)
Monash University Art Collection
Monash University Library Artists’ Book Collection
City of Yarra Art Collection
City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection
Brotherhood of St. Laurence
Private collections in UK, USA and Australia

Talks and Other Experience

2013 Board Member – Strange Neighbour Gallery (Melbourne/Australia)
2012 Visiting speaker – National School of Arts (Sydney/Australia)

2012 ArtSTART Mentor – Australia Council (Sydney/Australia)
2012 Judge – International Street Photography Award (London/UK)
2011 Supporter – Excerpt Magazine (Melbourne/Australia)
2011 Judge – International Street Photography Award (London/UK)
2011 Printed and Bound, panel discussion- Monash Gallery of Art (Melbourne/Australia)
2010 Is Photography Global? – Centre for Contemporary Photography, panel discussion – (Melbourne/Australia)


Photography Hijacked 2: Louis Porter Jens Liebchen interview
The Anatomy of Business at Stills Gallery
The Anatomy of Business, Zineland Review
Wires At Night published via Books On Line
Works in the State Library of Victoria
Photoeye 100 Flowers Review
Early review of suburban work from The Age newspaper
Harvey Benge, “Photographers whose work I like #9”
Arts Hub review of Record and Analysis
Nevolution Review of Record and Analysis
The Heavy Collective
Actual Colors May Vary
Mus Mus @ 600 project
Mus Mus @ Paris project
Weisser Salon “The Other Side”
Unknown Land on Timemachine
100 Flowers at Eyecurious
Bad Driving Review Lost at E Minor
Escalators a Lifelounge
Trash and Treasure
The Gallows featured on GUP
Writing on the subject of intimacy for Excerpt
City of Melbourne Record and Analysis
Greg Neville “Porter and Shore”
Fototazo F100
Clear Sight, Shpilman Institute for Photography
Dan Rule, review of Record and Analysis, The Age
Exquisite Corpse at Death Be Kind