Annette Ruzicka

Annette Ruzicka is an award-winning visual storyteller based in Melbourne, Australia.

Following a career in conservation Annette developed a deep affinity with the natural world and dedicated herself to telling stories where the environment and related issues were at the core – be that about people trying to save their land, endangered species, First Australians or more recently, mental health in the context of the global climate crisis.

Annette’s work has been published broadly including the BBC, New York Times, Australian Geographic and the Guardian Australia. She has been a finalist for the Australia’s National Photographic Portrait Prize (2016), the Olive Cotton Portrait Prize (2019), the CLIP award (2020) Australian Photography Awards (2020) and won silver for the 2020 BIFAs (landscape category) and was the 2017 Sunstudios Emerging Photographer of the Year.

Annette is also a member of the Many Australian Photographers Group, a national collective of documentary photographers dedicated to exploring issues facing regional and suburban Australia.