Annette Ruzicka is a documentary and portrait photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. A love of the natural environment and those who fight for it’s protection has been the focus of her work both in Australia and abroad.
Her work focuses on the unseen, unlikely or forgotten heroes of the conservation in Australia and abroad.
Closer to home, time spent in Northern Australia with Aboriginal Australians covering their to return to ancestral lands delivered a clear message, that we must look to the traditional custodians as the key to managing land for conservation amidst climate change and the extinction crisis.
Australia’s wild and wonderful places and animals, and the human stories behind them are crucial stories that will play a role in the future of the Australian environment.
Annette is a finalist for the National Portraiture Prize 2016.