Oculi offers a poetic visual narrative of our time and our region, through ten distinctive styles and perspectives.
In 2000, a select group of award-winning photographers, united by their commitment to documentary-storytelling, formed Oculi. Oculi was purposefully formed as a collective compounding the individual’s strength and honesty of imagery within a single non-competitive and public space.
Oculi, though it’s growing body of work is now seen as the leading contemporary influence of Australian photographic documentary and art practices, capturing the history and essence of our times in Australia and it’s region. Oculi has established itself as a powerful and poetic art movement of our times.
At the heart of the projects, both commissioned and personal, lies a central conviction – to reveal the beauty, wonder and struggle within everyday life; to show the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Oculi is Australia’s premier destination for commissioning and purchasing the best in reportage and art photography.
Oculi was born of a collective response to the lack of support for local independent documentary story telling. As acclaimed practicing photographers they shared a sense of frustration with the limitations for publishing and recognition of their uncompromising stories and images here in Australia.
The creation of the website oculi.com.au in 2001 was a ‘porthole’ on life in Australia as it happens, portraying the social landscape, not just the physical landscape. Oculi is an ‘art-house movement; in Australia, an unoccupied photographic space, which will expand to expose, exhibit and promote images of contemporary culture in Australia.
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