Tristan Still is a multidisciplinary Australian artist whose work is driven by photography and personal relations. His subjects are often linked by a shared commonality of resistance to capitalist ideals and authority – those who fiercely challenge cultural normative behaviours, practices and expectations through their actions and identities.
Still graduated from the University of Western Sydney in 2001 with a Bachelor of Visual Communications (Photography and Digital Imaging). He has been actively exhibiting for more than 10 years – including a solo exhibition at the Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) in 2007. Since 2009 he has regularly featured as a finalist in Australia's most prestigious portrait prizes. In 2019 he won the Australiasia's Top Emerging Photographer award, recieved an honourable mention in the Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards and was a finalist in the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize.
Still has been published internationally in print and online magazines, and has been selected as a finalist in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, the National Photographic Portrait Prize, the Head On Portrait Prize, the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, the Olive Cotton Award, and the PCP IRIS Award.
The land on which I live and work is the land of the Gadigal and Wangal peoples of the Eora nation. Sovereignty of this land was never ceded. It always was and always will be Aboriginal land.