About

Flinders

Eric Algra is an Australia-based photographer. His documentary style, which encompasses both commissioned and personal work, has taken him to interesting places and introduced him to many inspiring people. Photography, as an art form, a record, an expression of unnameable yearnings, remains a driving passion. Challenging and developing his vision is important so Eric seeks out new thinking and stimulation. For several years he has been involved with the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, a member of the global Festival de la Luz (Festival of Light). During 30 years as a photographer, Eric has confronted the disruption of technological change. It has challenged him to remain true to his vision while embracing the opportunities created by new technology.

EXHIBITIONS

GROUP

2016

Mallee Routes, Photographing the Mallee – Atkins Photo Lab Gallery. Adelaide South Australia

2014

Raw, RMIT  BA Photography 2014 Graduate Exhibition – RMIT Design Hub, Carlton, Victoria

2013
CCP Salon – Centre For Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy, Victoria
2012
Kodak Salon – Centre For Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy, Victoria
2011
End Of Year Show Obscura Gallery, East St Kilda, Victoria
Discovery (Peripheral Vision) Obscura Gallery, East St Kilda, Victoria
2010
Kodak Salon Centre For Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy, Victoria
2009
Linden Postcard Show – Linden Centre For Contemporary Arts, St Kilda, Victoria
Kodak Salon Centre For Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy, Victoria
2008
In A Moment – PhotoSpace, Collingwood, Victoria
2006
Soft Around The Edges HQ Gallery, SALA Festival, Adelaide, SA
BHP Billiton Waltzing Matilda Photographic Exhibition  – Outback Regional Gallery, Winton, Qld
2004
Captured Moments The Art Centre, Port Noarlunga, SA
Josephine Ulrick National Photography Prize Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2003
Josephine Ulrick National Photography Prize Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, NSW
1999
Heritage Building Society Acquisitive Photographic Awards Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Qld
The Fuji ACMP Collection 4 Australian Tour
Prospect Portrait Prize – Prospect Gallery, Adelaide, SA
1998
Scotch College Fine Art Exhibition – Scotch College, Adelaide, SA

SOLO

2015

Time Lapsed – Gallery on Sturt, Ballarat, Victoria (A BIFB fringe program exhibition)

2013
Richmond By Night Gallery on Sturt, Ballarat, Victoria (A BIFB fringe program exhibition)
2011
Ned Kelly Was Here Witches Brew Cafe, Mansfield, Victoria (A Mansfield Spring Arts Fair exhibition)
Ned Kelly Was Here – Gallery on Sturt, Ballarat, Victoria (A BIFB fringe program exhibition)
2006
Postcards from Forgotten Places Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide, SA
1998
1/60th, Wide Open – Twenty Years of Stage Photography – Adelaide Festival Centre, SA

PUBLICATIONS

Rock Country – Edited by Christian Ryan, Contributing photographer, 2013

Light Leaks magazine – Canada, contributing photographer: Various issues, 2009 and 2010
McLaren Vale: Trott’s View – Adelaide, Australia, Monograph: One of four commissioned photographers, 2007
The Advertiser – Adelaide, Australia, Review: ‘Inspired by Outback Ruins’, January 1, 2007
dB magazine – Adelaide, Australia, Review: ‘Postcards from Forgotten Places’, December 2006
The Adelaide Review – Adelaide,  Australia, Review: Prospect Portrait Prize, February 2000
Better Photography Magazine – Australia, Feature: ‘Terowie’ Issue 14 , 1999 (p.48-51)
Underground In The City Of Churches Author: Tim Kelton, Monograph: Principal photographer, 1986
Inner City Sound Author: Clinton Walker, Monograph: Contributing photographer, 1982

AWARDS

2015

RMIT Vice-Chancellor’s Award – For finishing in the top 2% of 2014 graduates

2012
Paul Olsen Memorial Award For most outstanding second year student RMIT
1999
Heritage Building Society Acquisitive Photographic Awards – Commendation
1998
Australian Professional Photography Awards Ilford Trophy Winner for highest scoring print ,
Athol Shmith Award For Black and White Excellence
1997
Accepted into Fuji ACMP Australian Photographers’ Collection