Anne Zahalka is one of Australia’s most respected photographic artists. She has held more than 40 solo exhibitions and been curated into over 140 group exhibitions. Zahalka has consistently and consciously explored the conventions of documentary photography and its claims to represent the truth.
Through her career Anne has worked on different series. She collates her imagery from tourist brochures and personal photographs taken on her travels and continues her research into the peculiar notion that “tourists experience the natural world as a spectacle, as if nature is a performing thing that we can visit like an attraction.” She sensitively inserts artificial elements that could not naturally co-exist. Anne prompts the viewer to question and reconsider what we see.