About / CV

Ana Paula Estrada (b. Mexico 1984) is a photographer and bookmaker who lives and works in Brisbane, Qld Australia.


When Ana Paula migrated from Mexico to Australia  in 2011 she became interested on the contemporary issues of older people in the Australian community. As a result, she has produced different bodies of work responding to the themes of memory and the human condition of ageing.


She received the Fonca´s Young Artists Grant 2013-2014 to pursue her project “The Hinterland”. Later in 2015, she was the recipient of the Siganto Foundation Creative Fellowship from the State Library of Queensland, which allowed her to develop her artist book “Memorandum”.


Ana Paula is currently undertaking her Master of Visual Arts by research degree at the Queensland College of Arts, Griffith University.





Selected Group Exhibitions

July 2017, Memorandum (Book), Arles Author Book Award Exhibition, Arles, France.

July 2017, Memorandum (Book), Artist Book Brisbane Event ABBE, QCA, Brisbane.

February 2017, Memorandum (Book) , Australian photobook of the year award, Magic Johnson Gallery,   Melbourne Victoria.

January 2017, Memorandum (Book),  Month of photography LA (Mopla).Venice Arts, 1702 Lincoln , Venice CA

December -April 2017, Memorandum (Book), Second triennial Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks INFOCUS, Doris and John Norton Gallery for the Center for Creative Photography, Phoenix Art Museum.

October 2016 - Memorandum (book), RSP International Photobook Show, The Espacio Gallery, London, UK.

Septiembre 2016 Memorandum (book), Photobook Market at Encontros da Imagem Festival, Braga, Portugal.

August 2016Memorandum (book), Libris Award Exhibition, Artspace Mackay, Qld, Australia.

November 2015Creación en Movimiento, Group show at Colegio de San Ildefonso, México.

May 2015Unreal, group show at Head On Photo Festival. Sydney, Australia.

May 2015Marketplace, group show at Artisan Gallery. Brisbane, Australia.

March 2015Aproximaciones, group show at Club Foto México, DF Mexico.

December 2014Creación en Movimiento, Group show – Fonca, Pátzcuaro, Mexico.

July 2014The Hinterland, 10×8 Gallery Projections, Central Park Sydney, Australia.

March 2013Of another time, Gallery on the Lane, Southport Qld, Australia.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

March 2016The Hinterland, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Sunshine Coast, Australia.

Octubre 2014The Hinterland, Fair Food Week, public spaces in Brisbane, Australia.

February 2013 - Of another time,  Hallway Art Community Centre, Sunshine Coast,Australia.

September 2012Of another time, Queensland Center for Photography, Brisbane, Australia.

April 2012 - Queensland Festival of Photography Portrait Prize at QCP, Brisbane, Australia.



2017 AWARD – Silver award with distinction . Australian Professional Photography Awards, Aus. (Memorandum)

2017 SHORTLISTED – Book Award – Les recontres Arles, France (Memorandum)

2017 SHORTLISTED – Book Award – Les recontres Arles, France (Memorandum)

2017  COMMENDED -  Australian Photobook of the Year Award  (Memorandum)

2016  FINALIST – 2016 Libris Awars: The Australian Artists Book Prize (Memorandum)

2016 FINALIST – Royal Photographic Society Photobook Award, London UK. (Memorandum)

2016 FINALIST – 2016 Encontros da Imagem Festival Photobook Award, Braga, Portugal. (Memorandum)

2016 FINALIST – Felila FOLA International Prize, Buenos Aires Argentina. (Memorandum)

2016 SHORTLISTED – Flip Photobook Award (Memorandum)

2015-2016 RECIPIENT – Siganto Foundation Artists’ Books Creative Fellowship, SLQ, Australia.

2015 – SELECTED participant – Ageless Creative Enterprise Mentoring Project, Brisbane City Council. Australia

2013-2014  RECIPIENT – FONCA´s Young Artists Grant. 2013-2014 Mexico

2013 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT – Fusionarte “100 Mexicanos”, Spain /Mexico.



Arena Magazine #134, Photo Essay, February 2015, Australia.

The Big Issue #476, “Land Spoils” January 2015, Australia.

Range News, “From paddock to plate” March, 2014 Australia.

Interviewed on ABC Radio. August 2014. Brisbane, Australia.

Cuartoscuro Magazine #117, “La vida en gris; Ana Paula Estrada” Dec 2012 Mexico.

The Big Issue #418, “Moving on” October 2012 Australia.

Sunshine Coast Dialy, “Take your place in history” February 2012 Australia.

Seniors Newspaper, “Memories are made of this” June 2012 Australia.

Queensland Festival of Photography Catalogue 2012


Artist books

MEMORANDUM, 2016 : Soft cover, section sewn (exposed spine), offset colour prints on uncoated paper , 170 pages, 86 photographs, 21cm x 15cm, self-published in Brisbane, Qld, Australia. Edition of 200, signed and numbered.

PERFECT IMPERFECTION, 2014: Accordion book, 12 cm x 12 cm x 90 cm, handmade, limited edition of 5, signed and numbered, self-published in Brisbane, Qld, Australia.

THE HINTERLAND, 2014: A4 Square, limited edition of 5 signed and numbered, self-published in Brisbane, Qld, Australia.


State Library of Queensland
Australian Library of Art
National Library of Australia


Online features & book reviews

Gabriela Cendoya´s blog, Harvey Benge´s blogModern Farmer 2014 Link,  Huck Magazine 2014 Link, National Geographic 2013 LinkLAM “The Grandma Issue” 2013 LinkFoCo 2012 Link, Backyard Magazine 2012 Link, Light Journeys 2012 Link 


Other projects