Victoria Ginn - biography
Victoria Ginn was born of the artist/actress Ellinor Ginn in the house of her grandmother, the renowned opera singer and teacher Anna Ginn, on the 14 October 1952, in Wellington New Zealand.
From the beginning of her photographic work, at the age of 15 years, this self-taught photographic artist has focused on Individuality as the purveyor of the inner ‘invisible’ – the Self, as symbol and archetype.
Utilising natural or found light, her creative focus, initially seen via the black-white portrait, evolved to encompass the intertwined contexts of landscape and culture.
In her photographic essays, done through the mid-1960s to mid-1990s, she explores the South Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, Central Asia, and Southern Europe, in search of and to document art-performance-religious expressions of these regions.
Victoria Ginn’s work has been published world-wide. Her major photographic essay, 'The Spirited Earth – Dance, Myth and Ritual from South Asia to the South Pacific', was published by leading fine-art publisher Rizzoli International, New York.