Linda Wachtel is an Australian photographic artist based in Melbourne. Her practice extends across photographic genres, with a particular interest in both portraiture and the psychological space of constructed environments.
Linda began her career as a cataloguer of 18th and 19th century paintings at Sotheby’s in London and has subsequently been involved in the arts sector as a practitioner and curator. She has a Master of Fine Art (Photo Media) from Monash University and continues to explore the realm of cultural institutions and our position within them. She has also been involved in several social impact projects that address a broad spectrum of contemporary issues.
Linda is a founding member of a not-for-profit art collective, The Contemporary Collective (TCC), that provides a platform for artists to critically engage with issues of cultural significance.
Over the past decade, Linda has exhibited across Australia and internationally, most recently at the Museum of Australian Democracy, Photo Israel: Tel Aviv, Photoville: New York, and The National Portrait Gallery Canberra. She has been selected for numerous award exhibitions including The Blake Prize, The National Photographic Portrait Prize and the Josephine Ulrich and Win Schubert Photography Award. Her work is featured in a number public and private collections including The National Portrait Gallery and The City of Melbourne.