Rachel Main's artistic practice is rooted in storytelling and connection and at its core are the relationships and the communities of people she is engaged with. She is interested in process, participation and collaboration, with her work spanning across photography and video. Rachel is particularly drawn to movement and emotion, evident in the many Krump and dance projects she has developed over the past 15 years.
Specialising in the areas of Arts and Culture, Rachel works with many arts organisations, councils, businesses and artists to document events, exhibitions, performances, projects and artwork. She aims for her work to be expressive of its environment and intention.
Her work has been exhibited nationally, most recently at PHOTO 2022, she has won the Judges Award at both the 2022 and 2019 Gertrude Street Projection Festival; named as a semi-finalist in the Moran Prize; shortlisted in the Australian Photography Awards; published in Vice Magazine; presented at PHOTO 2021/22 panels and collected by the State Library of Victoria and private collectors. She has also completed a number of artist residencies.
Alongside her practice, Rachel is an educator and facilitates photography and filmmaking workshops. She is also a producer and has worked on various arts, dance and community events. Rachel recently completed her Master of Art, Photography degree culminating in the project 'Session Queens'.
I acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional custodians of the land on which I work and live, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation.