Janelle Low was the first in her family to be born outside of Asia. utilising photography
as her primary medium, Low explores the internal and external conflicts that arise from growing up in multicultural Australia and navigating its shifting and evolving cultural landscape. Her work explores the sense of displacement and ‘otherness’ felt between her heritage and cultural upbringing, which leads to questions about identity and acceptance.
In 2013 Low became the second female,
and youngest, winner of the National Photographic Portrait Prize presented by
the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra,
and in 2017 was selected as a finalist in the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize. Currently based in Melbourne, Low has exhibited nationally and internationally and has work held in public and private collections.
— b. Perth, 1990