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Serena Dzenis is a lens-based artist from Australia who lives in Iceland. Her work tells stories about science, conservation, environmental issues and the future of mankind. Serena’s photographs depart from the traditional, capturing the otherworldliness sometimes associated with nature and human constructions on our own planet. The emphasis of her art is on storytelling within the landscape – connecting with the land and exploring the outcomes of human desires while immersing oneself in the rhythms and dangers associated with the living presence of this world. Read more....
Having originally made her name in the world of music photography, Serena’s work has continually evolved over time to include documentary, landscape and nature photography, as well as journalism and public speaking. A well-timed appointment as Editor in Chief for an Icelandic travel and landscape photography publication brought her to Iceland, where she has since worked as a photography educator and guide.
Previously, Serena was the Senior Vice President for the Health and Community Services Union (HACSU) in Australia, where she used her organisational abilities to motivate change. She also has over a decade of experience as a Mental Health clinician in youth early psychosis crisis assessment and treatment, as well as adult forensic psychiatry. Whilst maintaining a career in the health sector, she continued to work as a freelance photojournalist for an Australian magazine, The AU Review.
Serena’s wealth of experience in a wide range of settings has contributed significantly to her empathy and drive to make connections with others, encouraging all those she meets to make small steps towards a greater cause. Through her work, she has embraced the challenge to inspire others to protect the complexity of nature, one image at a time. Her hope is to deliver the voice of nature through visual storytelling to a much broader audience in collaboration with researchers, scientists and media outlets.