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The Macquarie Marshes Nature Reserve protects one of Australia’s most important wetlands. However, decades of low river flows have led to major ecological damage.

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From 2007 to 2011, I spent over 300 days in the field, documenting efforts to bring the Marshes back to life using artificial floods. In May 2011, I presented a solo exhibition “Restore” showcasing the system’s recovery – from parched desert to soaked oasis – as part of the Head On Photo Festival.

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Works from my series were selected as finalists in both the 2010 and 2011 editions of the NSW Parliamentary Photo Prize and made the semi-finals of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. In 2015, I successfully crowd-funded a photo book based on this work, with the support of Australian Geographic. I was also Scientific Advisor to a feature film called ‘The Marshes‘ and shot on location.

marshes_belsize-12Now I’m looking forward to reworking some of the images as part of my new exhibition at Belsize & Co in Queenscliff, Victoria – opening at the end of August 2016.

You can listen to an interview about the project from ABC Radio, Sydney and check out the full gallery.