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Magdalene Marx

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Photography is more than a craft for me but a form of storytelling. A means to navigate and articulate my journey through the labyrinth of depression. Behind the safety of my lens, I discovered the courage to confront and articulate the nuances of grief and loneliness. Through the evocative expression of my botanical portraits, I weave an autobiographical narrative that resonates with tenderness and vulnerability.


Central to my artistic vision is the juxtaposition of darkness and light, a metaphor for the tension inherent in my relationship with depression. My signature inky shades of darkness serve as a backdrop, mirroring the complexities of my condition, while the ethereal singularity of my subjects symbolizes my unwavering longing for hope. In each frame, I tenderly explore the fragility of existence, seeking meaning against the relentless transience of time. Finding solace, in the wisdom of the natural world.


Through my art, it is my desire for viewers to lean into introspection and contemplation, inviting them to rewrite their own narrative around grief, faith and our unfathomable humanity. With each photograph, I want to inspire a seed of hope. A reminder that even in the darkest of times, there is still beauty and meaning to be found.

Magdalene Marx (She/her)  is a Singapore-Australian fine art photographer whose lens serves as both her brush and canvas. Devoted to scrupulously capturing ephemeral portraits of Mother Nature, Marx's work transcends mere visual representation, delving into the profound depths of human emotion and the perpetually fragile balance between light and shadow.


A former lawyer and analyst, Marx's journey into photography came late in life. In her 40s, it became the lifeline by which she had the courage to explore the isolation and longing that accompanies depression. Her work serves as a poignant reminder of the extraordinary that exists within the ordinary, a testament to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.


Since 2019, Marx's photojournalistic endeavours have garnered acclaim, with her work featured in esteemed publications such as Lensational (London, UK) and Docs-Magazine (Helsinki, Finland). Additionally, her evocative creations have graced the walls of prestigious galleries including Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, Judith Wright Theatre, Brisbane City Hall, One Arts, Gallery 48, and Superordinary Gallery.

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