Michael Corridore / Tangents / September 11 – October 05 2013



In this series of collages, I have returned to a series that I had started in 2000. The original series resulted in about a dozen or so photographs. My first attempts at collage were through printing negatives onto black and white Lithographic film and layering multiple sheets of those films onto a light box and photographing the assembled sheets as collages.

In 2001 I decided to experiment with digital capture of the original components and assemble the layers in photoshop so that I could preserve colour, which was lost in the lithographic printing process. This was my first foray into working with digital capture technology.

In the past year I began to explore this collage process again photographing various forms working with life models, mannequins and various household objects which offered me the opportunity to explore both malleable and solid forms and shapes that could be layered together in the assembled collages. This exploration in collage stems from my interest in the Cubists approach to re-interpreting what we see from differing perspectives and synthesize those components of our observations and memory information into a two-dimensional image.

– Michael Corridore 2013


Corridore’s work is held in several prestigious permanent collections including: The Art Gallery of New South Wales; Gold Coast Art Gallery; Ipswich Art Gallery and the Haggerty Museum of Art, USA. He has been selected as a finalist in national and international art prizes. In Australia: National Photographic Portrait Prize; Josephine Ulrich and Win Schubert Prize; Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize; Olive Cotton Portrait Prize; Citigroup Portrait Prize; and the Bowness Photography Prize in 2011 and 2013. In New York: 2009 Winner Aperture Foundation Portfolio Prize, and the New York Photo Festival. In Switzerland: 2013 nominated for the 5th Prix Pictet Global Award. He has exhibited extensively both in Australia and overseas.

Born in Melbourne, Michael Corridore now lives in Sydney, spending time between New York and Australia on assignments.

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Press / Media:
Michael Corridore On a New Tangent , Australian Photography + Digital, 27 August 2013
Around the Galleries, Photographer heads off on a tangent, The Melbourne Age, 11 September 2013
Exhibitions – Tangents and New Beirut, City Weekly, 19 September 2013