Pippa Samaya

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“In life it is the questions you ask, rather than the answers you possess that really matter” Infused by travels to various eastern cultures from a young age, Pippa has continued to be an explorer of life on a global scale. A strong believer in learning through experience, she continually seeks to expand her heart, mind, spirit and craft. Open to all that arises, Pippa seeks for the quiet details that sew together the colourful variations of this world’s flavours to find the spirit, which connects us all. With an insatiable curiosity in the human condition, Pippa’s professional path has led her into the world of portraiture, international documentary and a specialisation in dance photography. After discovering dance (and dancers) as a physical vessel which enabled her to communicate through external imagery the internal world of the human condition, Pippa has begun on an international project exploring dance across cultures. This move, in turn leads her into the world of moving imagery and so she continues to expand her craft into film. Based now in Melbourne, Australia, after completing a degree in commercial photography at RMIT, Pippa continues to travel interstate and overseas for work and growth alike: always hungry to expand her world and profession. Through her imagery – be it conceptual or documentary – Pippa finds the emotive essence of the subject and exposes the simplistic beauty in what is. Recent appreciations include - two time winner of the international 60 second dance film competition (in Finland and Denmark), winner of best film in the FAD film festival in North Carolina- USA, Winner of Best dance on film at the Australian Dance Awards (2017), winner of best music film clip in the 2016 NIMA awards and exhibited finalist in the Martin Kantor Portrait prize at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale (2017) and the National Photography prize (2016) in Australia. As well as winner of best action shot and excellence in staged photography in the 2017 SALON exhibit at the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne.