About Dean Golja

Dean’s photography spans over 30 years in the areas of commercial, art and video.
His work has been shown at major international art festivals and galleries including the Zagreb Biennale and the George Pompidou Centre, Paris. He has been selected as a finalist for numerous art awards including the National Portrait Prize and the Bowness Prize. He was on the founding committee of the Arts Party, the world’s first political party for the arts,
Image United, his current practice, is positioned between portrait and art photography and most often with a social awareness element that has been recognised for bringing an “iconic realism” to the image “combining the vision of art and tradition of documentary photography to define a distinct style”.

Education

MASTER OF ELECTRONIC ARTS. Australian Centre for Art and Technology. Australian National University

Exhibitions

2016 National Portrait Photography Prize. Finalist
2015 Olive Cotton Portrait Award. Finalist.
2013 Olive Cotton Portrait Award. Finalist.
2010 William Bowness Photography Prize. Finalist
2009 National Portrait Photography Prize. Finalist
Australia Council Grant. InterArts. Landmass
2008 Olive Cotton Portrait Award. Finalist.
William Bowness Photography Prize. Finalist
2007 Josephine Ulrick and Schubert Photography Award. Finalist
2006 Head On Portrait Prize. Finalist
2005 Josephine Ulrick and Schubert Photography Award. Finalist
2004 Josephine Ulrick and Schubert Photography Award. Finalist
2003 Arts ACT. Grant. Alien Garten