Karen Lunney is a contemporary photographic artist working out of Brisbane and North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia. Her work investigates states of transition, liminal space, a place of possibility, where one thing has ceased and another not yet started. The light of dawn and dusk, the ocean-land interface and the migration of animals all represent forms of liminality. The cultural transitions of peoples forced to westernise, not sure what culture to save into their new modernity and the climatic changes causing paroxysms around the globe both produce uncertainties for the future with consequences for many.
Awards, exhibitions and Publications.
Winner of the 2015 Moscow International Photography Awards (MIFA) Wildlife Category.
Second Place 2015 Moscow International Photography Awards (MIFA) Nature Category.
Third in the 2015 International Photography Awards (IPA) Travel and Tourism Category.
A Silver with Distinction and Silver Awards in the 2015 APPA.
A Gold and two Silver Awards in the 2015 QPPA.
Silver medalist 2015 Prix de la Photographie (PX3).
Nominee 2015 Fine Art Photography Awards in the People category.
American Aperture Awards (AX3) Photographer of the Year 2014.
Nominee Colour Awards 2015.
Finalist in the Lensculture Exposure Awards 2015.
International Wildlife Photographer of the Year International Photography Awards (IPA), 2014.
International Nature Photographer of the year International Photography Awards (IPA), 2014.
A Lucie Awards Nominee, 2014.
Fourth in the professional photojournalism category of the 2013 and fourth in the wildlife category of the 2014 International Loupe Awards.
Finalist in the 2014 Smithsonian Photographic competition.
Finalist in the 2014 and 2015 HIPA competition out of Dubai.
Finalist in the 2014 Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards.
Nominee in the Black and White Spider Awards.
Finalist in the 2014 Doug Moran Contemporary Photography Award.
Exhibitions include: The Doug Moran Contemporary Photography Travelling Exhibition. The Independent Art Fair, Los Angeles. The 2015 Headon Photography Festival, Wedge Gallery, Sydney. Photo London 2015. Exhibited in the 2015 IPA Best in Show exhibition, New York and the 2015 MIFA Exhibition, Moscow.
Published in National Geographic book "Getting Your Shot", 2015 and published in "Mono" - a book of black and white images published by 1x.com and in "Creating the Future" - a book created from the finalists of the HIPA, Dubai 2014. Featured in the 2014 and 2015 IPA Annuals. Featured in the 2015 PX3 and AX3 Annuals.
Her work has been featured in the The Annual (2014) of the Australian professional magazine Capture and in the January 2015 issue of Australian Photography + digital magazine. To be featured in an upcoming Fabrik issue. Her work has been featured in several news and on-line publications and many of her photojournalism images are available via the Solent News and Photo Agency and Offset.