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Victoria COOPER + Doug SPOWART

Victoria Cooper and Doug Spowart are visual artists working in the fields of photoimaging, books as art, cultural research and education. They have collaborated on many art projects and exhibitions of book works that have featured their room and car camera obscuras.

Photobooks and artists' books by Cooper and Spowart have been Finalists in many awards including the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, the Libris Australian Artists' Book Prize and the Manly Artists' book Award. In 2017 their photobook 'You are here...' was a Finalist in the Vienna Photobook Festival. Spowart and Cooper have had work published internationally in the Pinhole Resource Journal, Photo Poche and Eric Renner’s Rediscovering a historic technique: Pinhole Photography. A body of Camera Obscura work was a finalist in the Australian national LEICA CCP Photodocumentary Award.

Both have lectured nationally on the topic of the photobook and artists’ books and their book have been purchased for the rare book and manuscript collections in the State Libraries of Queensland and Victoria, and the National Library of Australia.

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