Porter hung in portrait prize

University of New England

When he comes to work at UNE, Glenn Porter is Associate Professor in Criminology and chief investigator in the Visual Evidence & Imaging Laboratory.

Outside his work life, he is a photographic artist; one whose work has been judged of sufficient excellence to make the finals of the prestigious international portrait photography award held as part of the Head On Photography Festival in Sydney.

Glenn says of the Head On image, above:

“Nunna’s devotion to her faith was evident in her home where she lived alone for many years. This image was taken in her living room with her effigy of Jesus proudly displayed in the corner of the room and was made from an old television. Since Nunna’s passing, this image reminds me of her, her faith and the time-capsule home where she lived.”

Glenn’s work didn’t win first prize (see the winner and other works in this Guardian article), but he is still in the running for the People’s Choice Award. You can vote in the People’s Choice Award here or use the following QR code.

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It is the second time Glenn has been hung in the Head On Portrait Award, and he has also been a finalist in the festival’s Landscape category. His work has been selected in several other awards, including the Olive Cotton Portrait Award, Stanthorpe Photography Award, Mullins Conceptual Photography Prize, and others. His first solo exhibition was shown at the New England Regional Art Museum in 2022.

In fact, Glenn says, his academic and artistic work have are shared basis.

“At UNE, my research interrogates how visual evidence forms and creates new research methodologies within the humanities; how photography is employed within contemporary political rhetoric; and how imagery is applied within a criminal justice framework as evidence.”

“The connecting theme across my research is photography.”

Glenn holds several postgraduate qualifications within art, science and applied science including a PhD in Communication Arts. He is a Fellow (FRPS) and Accredited Senior Imaging Scientist (ASIS) of the Royal Photographic Society.

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