Claudia Caporn is an emerging portraiture and fine art documentary photographer based in Quairading, Australia. Her images probe at the essence of rural Australia, and the relationships between man and land.
Her creative practice is informed by her upbringing on her family’s wheat and sheep farm in the Wheatbelt of rural Western Australia, where she experienced both the freedom and harshness of Australia’s vast landscape. Growing up on a farm, and belonging to a small, isolated rural community instilled a deep sense of place and identity into her childhood, and from this her passion for capturing the human condition emerged. At age 13 she left her hometown of Quairading to attend boarding school in Perth, Australia.
The duopoly of this parallel existence in rural Australia and urban city is deeply ingrained in her practice, with her works exploring the vernacular aesthetics and human experiences in rural Australia, as well as examining the contemporary concepts and realities of place, legacy and notions of identity associated with Australian culture.
She has completed a Bachelor of Arts double majoring in Creative Advertising and Graphic Design, and Photography at Curtin University. At the beginning of 2021 Claudia commenced a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Photography at Curtin University which she will complete of the end of the year.