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In Conversation

Streamed live at 12:30pm (AEDT), Thursday 4th November 2021
John Tsiavis and Penny Grist
Video: 44 minutes

Join us in first class as Exhibitions Curator, Penny Grist catches up with photographer John Tsiavis to reflect on his career and how his creative practice has changed during the global pandemic.

Dividing his time between Melbourne, Mexico and Los Angeles, John is a portrait and fashion photographer, director of television commercials, has been a National Photographic Portrait Prize finalist three times and has six portraits in the NPG collection.

1 Christos Tsiolkas, 1998 (printed 2009). 2 Jacki Weaver, 2018. 3 Tan Le, 2018. All John Tsiavis. © John Tsiavis.
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