Zorica Purlija shortlisted at the Pedestrian.TV Awards
Zorica Purlija migrated age 8 from Montenegro, to Australia: a country where she could not speak the language. As she learned to live in a different culture, she observed that the nuances of human interaction often were more revealing than the words.
After studying graphic design and photography at Nepean College, Zorica spent some years travelling through Europe, experiencing life and art. She returned to Australia, began a family and devoted herself to full time mothering.
Since 1999, Zorica has been pursuing her artistic vision, through the medium of photography.
Initially pursuing themes of beauty, longing and the human experience through photographic portraiture, Zorica developed a unique ability to capture the essence of her subjects, beginning (and continuing) with a series of portraits of her muse, Yumi.
Her ability to engage and put her subjects at ease has resulted in extraordinary images of some of our society’s most, and least, privileged members.
More recently in addition to her portrait work, Zorica has been pursuing less figurative subjects, incorporating ethereal elements of landscape, and everyday objects seen in new ways. She continues to exhibit widely, and her public profile continues to build: she has been a finalist in the National Photographic Portrait Prize, Canberra, three years consecutively. Zorica is represented by Sara Roney Gallery, Sydney.
About the Awards
After receiving over 11,000 incredible entries Pedestrian is thrilled to announce that voting is now open for the 2012 Pedestrian.tv Photography Awards presented by Lipton Ice Tea and Contiki.
You're now invited to check out the shortlist entries at www.pedestrian.tv/photography-awards/vote and vote for your favourite snaps across the seven categories: Music, Fashion, Social, Mobile, Travel, Art & Culture and Sport.
The shortlisted photographs will be judged according to the following criteria:
25% Technical Skill demonstrated
25% Composition and Subject
25% Audience Engagement (that's where your votes count)