LOUIS PORTER                                                                          ARTWORK        TEXT & RESEARCH        INFO




Louis Porter (b.1977) is a London based artist and photographer. He has exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Noorderlicht Festival,  SiFest and the Brighton Photo Biennial amongst others.
He is a member of the Artists’ Books Cooperative.


email: info@lbporter.com
instagram: @louis_b_porter


COLLECTIONS:
National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum (UK)
Tate Collection of Artists’ Books (UK)
Oslo National Academy for the Arts (NOR)
State Library of Victoria (AUS)
Museum of Modern Art Artists’ Books Collection (US)
Peabody Essex Museum (USA)
The London Library (UK)
FRAC Centre for Art (FR)
Awagami Art Collection (JAP)
Monash University Art Collection (AUS)
City of Yarra Art Collection (AUS)
City of Melbourne Art Collection (AUS)
Brotherhood of St. Laurence Art Collection (AUS)
The Booklet Library (JAP)
Asia Pacific Photobook Library (AUS)
Independent Photobook Library (US)
The National Library of Australia (AUS)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2019 On the Use of Novel Devices from the Distant West - Inebe Gallery (Tokushima/Japan)
2018 In Vivio - Noorderlicht International Photography Festival (Groningen/Netherlands)
2017 ABCEUM - FRAC Poitou-Charentes (Angoulême/France)
2017 Changing Face of Victoria - State Library of Victoria (Melbourne/Australia)
2017 Regarding Portraiture - Galerie Andreas Scmidt (Berlin/Germany)
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)
2014 Melbourne Now - National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne/Australia)
2014 ABCEUM - Brighton Photo Biennial (Brighton/UK)
2013 To Have and Have Not - Noorderlicht Photography Festival (Groningen/Netherlands)
2013 2013 International Photobook Award - Fotobook Festival (Kassel/Germany)
2013 Mauerweg - Zentrum Für Kunst und Urbanistik (Berlin/Germany)
2013 Censored - Copenhagen Photography Festival (Copenhagen/Denmark)
2013 From Book to Archive - SiFest Photography Festival (Bologna/Italy)
2012 Mostly Agree - Stills Gallery (Sydney/Australia)
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)


AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES:
2019 Awagami Factory Artist in Residence (Tokushima/Japan)
2018 Techniques of the Standard Observer - UAL Research Grant ( London/UK)
2016 KALEID Fellow - KALEID editions - (London/UK)
2016 Artist in Residence - Australian Archaeological Institute of Athens (Athens/Greece)
2013 International Photobook Award - Kassel Foto Book Festival (Kassel/Germany)
2013 Zentrum Für Kunst und Urbanistik - residency funded by Arts Victoria (Berlin/Germany)
2013 Most Beautiful Books Australia & New Zealand -Winner (Melbourne/Australia)
2012 Postgraduate Travel Grant Award - Monash University (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 Photographic Award (Gold Coast/Australia)
2007 Nominated for PDN top 30 photographers list (New York/USA)
2005 Artist Development Grant - City of Yarra (Melbourne/Australia)
2004 Winner -Nikon Colour Award- Centre for Contemporary Photography (Melbourne/Australia)


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY - BOOKS REVIEWS/ESSAYS 2020
2020 The Anatomy of Business - Arena Magazine #2 (Melbourne/Australia)
2019 Built in the Midday Sun - Royal Institute of British Architects Magazine (London/UK)
2017 Clockwork Concrete - Royal Institute of British Architects Magazine (London/UK)
2016 Hidden Corners - Magazine of the London Library (London/UK)
2014 Projects - British Journal of Photography, Gemma Padley (London/UK)
2014 Conflict Resolution Review – Aperture Photobook Review #006, Marc Feustel (New York/USA) 2014 Conflict 2014 Resolution Review - Photomonitor, Marco Bohr (London/UK)
2014 World Atlas of Street Photography - Yale University Press (New Haven/USA)
2014 Identity Card - Der Die Das Magazine (Zurich/Switzerland)
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 Dysraphic City - Node Curatorial Project (Berlin/Germany)
2011 Characters - Thames & Hudson (Melbourne/Australia)
2012 Australian Colour - Aint Bad Magazine #4 (Savannah /USA)
2012 Bad Driving - de Volkskrant - Frank Schallmaier 30th July (Amsterdam/Netherlands)
2012 Abundance - Lamono Magazine #80, (Barcelona/Spain)
2010 Hijacked II Australia/Germany - Big City Press (Perth/Australia)
2009 Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography - Humble Arts Foundation (New York/ USA)