Sally Mayman found her life-long passion for photography early on in high school. She finished the Sydney Technical Collage four year photography course in 1988 with the highest awarded portfolio. Mayman was also working in a dynamic commercial studio in North Sydney, assisting Tim Hixson. She became an accomplished Black and White darkroom printer and has always printed her own work for exhibitions.
Mayman worked for two years in the UK and Europe as well as three months in Guyana South America as expedition photographer for Raleigh International. This Youth Organisation had a profound effect on her life, leading to years working in outdoor youth education and now also seven years teaching photography workshops with Moran Prizes.
Mayman travelled through Africa for eleven months where her desire to tell people’s stories, create awareness and make a difference began. "The Intimate Witness" raised funds for Austcare and lead to ten years working with Mission Australia. Her interest in indigenous cultures also stemmed from her experiences with the Pygmy people in Africa and the Amerindian people in South America. It was years later and after raising a family that Mayman was able to fulfill a life-long ambition to work with Australian Indigenous communities. With painter Dale Kentwell their body of work, “Saltwater Country” was adopted by the Wilderness Society in 2011 and helped bring about the closure of the proposed gas hub at James Price Point in the Kimberley. In 2015 this body of work was bought by the State Library of Western Australia.
Mayman currently works as a freelance photographer in Sydney and also enjoys sharing her passion for photography with students in her Moran photographic workshops. She is currently working on a project with Youth Off The Streets, has portrait work showing at Annandale Galleries and is completing a Masters of Fine Art at COFA. ( UNSW ). *Photo of Sally by Garry Grealy.
2015 - Annandale Galleries
2015 - Manly Art Gallery Public Exhibition Space
2015 - Add On group exhibition
2014 - Add On group exhibition
2013 - Manly Art Gallery group exhibition
2013 - The Australian Family project Brisbane
2013 - The Australian Family project Columbia
2012 - Manly Art Gallery group exhibition
2011 - Saltwater Country exhibition, The Rocks
2011 - Discovering Country exhibition, The Rocks
2011 - Earth Fire Water exhibition, Centennial Park
2010 - Saltwater Country exhibition, Manly art Gallery
2010 - Saltwater Country exhibition, North Head
2010 - Saltwater Country exhibition, Glen Street Theatre
2004 – 2006 - Monthly group exhibitions at the Photographers Gallery, Paddington, Sydney, NSW
2004 - Motherhood Series
2003 - “Around the Bends” group exhibition, Artzspace, Avalon
1995 - “The Intimate Witness” Bondi Pavilion, NSW
1995 - The ABC centre, Sydney, NSW
1995 - Group Exhibition, The Bank Gallery - 1990 - “Beach Faces & Wilderness Places” exhibition, Manly, NSW
Publications Collections and Judging:
2015 - Add On
2014 - Judge for High School years 11 & 12 Moran Prizes
2014 - Add On
2012 - The Contemporary Australian Family Project
2011 - Add On
2010 - Judge Moran Prizes Primary section
2000 - ACMP Collection
1999 - ACMP Collection
1998 - ACMP Collection
1997 - ACMP Collection
1996 - ACMP Collection
1995 - Judge Canon WA awards
1995 - Keynote Speaker ACMP Barossa Valley
1995 - ACMP Collection
1990 - Art Gallery of NSW purchases four landscapes
2012 - Semi finalist Moran Photographic prize
2011 - Semi Finalist Moran Photographic prize.
2010 - Finalist in the Moran Photographic prize.
2010 - International B/W awards
2009 - Semi Finalist Moran Photographic Prize
2008 - Finalist in the Moran Photographic Prize
2007 - Gold & 2x silver awards AIPP