Artist's Briefing

By Sangeeta Mahajan $2,800

Medium: Photography, Limited Edition of 5

Year Completed: 2023

Size: 60cm by 60cm


About the Artist

Sangeeta Mahajan 


Sangeeta Mahajan is a Brisbane based art photographer, specialising in painterly, fine art portraiture and conceptual, narrative photography. In the manner of the early pictorial photographers of the 1800’s, Sangeeta’s evocative images establish compelling narratives through a focus on composition, tonality, atmosphere, and the psychological power of her tableaux-like, figurative arrangements.  

Through her carefully staged photographs and curated props and costumes, Mahajan explores what lies beneath the human skin - the subtle, unspoken twists and the angst of the heart and mind - reflecting the nuances of each person’s reality, their relationships, and their inner self.  Framing people in situ, she captures micro expressions and transient emotions, probing into the psychology of relationships that often remains unseen on the surface.  

While her post graduate qualifications in Literature and Management significantly influence her art, Sangeeta is completely self-taught in terms of photography.  

Her work has been published in numerous international magazines and has won multiple accolades in Australian and international fine art competitions.  



Awards | Prizes 

2022 Art Lovers Australia Prize – Winner 

Tokyo International Foto Awards - Winner Gold 

2021 Clayton Utz Art Award – Winner 

Lethbridge 20000 - Highly Commended Award   

Staged Photographs- 35 Awards - Winner (3rd place) 

35 Awards - Top 100 photographers - Conceptual Photography  

2020 Nokia Creative Top 30 Australian Photographer of the Year- Australian Photography 

35 Awards - Winner Art Photography 

Australian Photography Awards - 2nd Place and Honourable Mentions - (Fine Art) 

WPE International Photography Awards - Gold and Silver  

Honourable Mention and Acceptance-Full Frame International (FFI) Award 2020 



2021 Salon De Refuses- Brisbane Portrait Prize 

2020 Siena International Photo Awards 

Group Exhibitions 

2022 Collectors’ Edition Exhibition- Art Lovers Australia, Gold Coast, Australia 

Brisbane Landmarks, Landscapes & Personalities Exhibition, RQAS, Brisbane, Australia 


2021 'The Romantics'- Exhibition- Art Lovers Australia - Gold Coast, Australia 

Salon de Refuses - Lethbridge 20000 - Brisbane, Australia 

Aarwun Art Gallery - Canberra, Australia 

‘The Staged Photograph' - Juried Exhibition, The SE Center for Photography, S Carolina, USA 

Society of Arts and Crafts (SAC’s) & Stonehenge Gallery - Juried Photo Exhibit, Alabama, USA 

More Art Please Gallery, Brasov, Romania 

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