Natalie Grono (Australia):
“Life is thought to have begun in the ocean and as a coastal inhabitant I feel I am constantly beckoned by the tidal pulling of the ocean. As a coastal child, the beach is an endless playground at the mercy of the elements, where storm fronts pass overhead, birds circle and the ocean crashes. It is here that children not only creatively play but build a relationship with the natural world finding moments of awe and stillness.”
Natalie Grono is a photographic storyteller focusing on daily life. She studied photography at Newcastle University, and with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, began her photographic career in newspapers. Her work is regularly exhibited and published, including showcasing in Australian exhibitions and prizes such as the Moran Contemporary photographic prize, the Centre for Contemporary Photography Documentary Award, the William and Winifred Bowness Prize, Head On portrait prize, Olive Cotton Award, Sony projections and Reportage festival of photojournalism. In 2010 she was named Australia’s top emerging photographer by Capture Magazine and in 2009 she won the Walkley Award for portraiture.
Images © Natalie Grono.