Large format photographer featured on postage stamp

Large format photographer featured on postage stamp

Australia Post has released a new set of postage stamps celebrating Australian Antarctic Territory Arts Fellowship. On the $2.20 stamp large format photographer David Neilson is featured.

The Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship enables people from the creative community to experience Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic, and Australia’s activities in these locations, so that they may communicate this unique experience and understanding to others.

The Arts Fellowship program aims to increase Australian and international awareness and appreciation of Antarctica, the sub-Antarctic, Southern Ocean and the Australian Antarctic Program. The program has a focus on communicating, within Australia and internationally:

  • the activities of the Australian Antarctic Program
  • the importance of the unique Antarctic and sub-Antarctic natural environment
  • human stories and endeavours
  • Australia’s historical Antarctic and sub-Antarctic legacy
  • the international treaty history, values and cooperation that shape Antarctica’s geopolitical significance.

The Arts Fellowship advances these objectives through the work of people gifted in communicating through various media including (but not limited to) the visual arts, film-making, performance, writing, and music.’

The stamp issue showcases four arts practices: musical performance, painting, sound recording & photography being carried out in-situ by past arts fellows. 

It’s refreshing to see a living large format photographer featured on a postage stamp instead of sports people.

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David Tatnall

David Tatnall is a Melbourne based fine art photographer.

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