Acknowledgement of country

I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which I live and work, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. I pay my deepest respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.


Michaela Ottone is a queer, neurodivergent artist based in Naarm. She works predominantly with documentary photography and experimental dance. Michaela completed her Bachelor of Creative Arts and Honours in dance at Deakin University. Her photography often focuses on community, connection, intimacy, empathy and vulnerability. This largely takes form through portraits of individuals, couples, friends and family. Michaela's work has featured in several issues of Melbourne based GEMS zine. Her debut solo exhibition 'On Being' was selected for the 2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale Open Program, and her work was exhibited in the 2023 Centre of Contemporary Photography Salon. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Photography at Photography Studies College.