Steven Lojewski

Name  Steven Lojewski
Current Role(s)  Senior Lecturer
 MDP Coordinator
 Subject Chair Photomedia


Born London England 1952. Canadian citizen living in Australia since 1969. Living in Sydney since 1978.


Lojewski's practice focuses on an exploration of cultural and geographic environments, and attempts, through photography, to make sense of his surroundings. His work deals with cultural aspects of society, often depicting the mundane and ordinary in an approach that brings together an anthropological interest and an exploration of visual language. His photographic practice is not fixed on fine art expression, but sees its role equally as archiving and recording issues of historical and cultural significance. His most recent colour work explores issues of narrative, combining digital image making and pigment printing.

Recent Exhibition

Sightseeing Sydney, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, 2004

Return to the Real:Contemporary Photo-media, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 2003

Leica/CCP Documentary Award, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 2001

Australian Perspecta 1999, Living Here Now – Art and Politics, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, UNSW, Sydney, 1999

Sydney Photographed, MCA, Sydney, 1994

Australian Photography: The 1980s, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 1988

Shades of Light, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 1988

Living In the 70s: Australian Photographs, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 1987

Contemporary Photographs from the Collection, AGNSW, Sydney, 1984

Australian Photographers, The Philip Morris Collection, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, 1979

Recent Publications

Look Contemporary Australian Photography, Anne Marsh , Palgrave Macmillan, December 2010, ISBN 9781921394102,

The Handbook to the Collection of Photography AGNSW, AGNSW, Sydney, 2007

Photo Documentary; Recent Images of Everyday Life, (Alan Davies, curator), State Library of NSW, Sydney, 1996

On The Edge, (Gael Newton, editor), San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, 1994

Print Letter:, Marco Misani (editor), Print Letter, Zurich, 1980

European Photography Number 23, West Germany, July–September 1985

Picturing Australia, A History of Photography (Anne-Marie Willis, author), Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1988

Contemporary Photographic Practices (Helen Ennis, in Gael Newton’s 'Shades of Light'), Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 1988

Time Life Annual 1978, Time Life Books, New York, 1978

Creative Camera: Peter Turner (editor)', Coo Press, London, March 1978

Research Supervision

Jennifer Norman, PhD, 'Photographic (dis)representation: Manufacturing landscapes.'

Lynn Smith, MFA, 'I don't belong anywhere therefore I belong everywhere: The emergence of the flaneur sans frontieres.'

Adrian Smith, MFA, 'Is social documentary photography relevant in today’s culture of mass communication?'

Nick Greenwich, MFA, 'Dissemblance.'

Awards & Grants

2001 Leica Documentary Award , 'Urban Dilemmas.'
1984 Parliament House Construction Authority Photography Project
1983 The CSR Photography Project
1988 Australian Bicentennial Authority, for the Bicentennial Photography Project
1976 Australia Council: Development

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