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Judy Watson by Glenn Hunt

Judy Watson

Glenn Hunt

About the artist

Glenn Hunt is a Brisbane based portrait photographer and photojournalist. He has worked on many newspapers around the country, and in 1996, after working as an intern at National Geographic and Reuters-Washington, he started his freelance career working for Good Weekend, The Bulletin, The Australian Financial Review Magazine and the Weekend Australian Magazine, amongst others. In 2000 he became one of the founding directors of Oculi, an Australian based collective of award-winning visual storytellers offering a narrative of contemporary life. Since returning to freelancing Hunt works for a long list of clients as well as the Australian Associated Press, Getty Images and the Australian Newspaper. He is also known for his moody and explicitly contrived portraits. 

About the sitter

Judy Watson is one of Brisbane’s best known contemporary artists.  A frequent traveller, with 20 years of exhibiting internationally including Europe, Britain, North America and Asia, Watson uses inspiration from her connection to specific places and situations to recall concealed pasts. Accessing her Aboriginal culture, and strongly anchored to drawing and printmaking practices, her aesthetic has expanded to painting and public art. Her work is contemplative, original, and seductive, and exposes suppressed histories. In this portrait, Watson poses outside her studio which was once part of an old paint factory in Yeronga.