email: rosehartley9@gmail.com
phone: +61401557586

b. 1995, Rose Hartley is a documentary photographer and filmmaker based in Melbourne, Australia. She is interested in the power of the visual medium and its capacity to create social change by utilising the tools of cultural competence and long-form storytelling. Her studies in psychology and sociology have influenced her understanding of people operating within their respective social and cultural contexts.

Rose believes storytelling through photography has a fundamental role to play in inducing empathy, altering perspectives, and creating meaningful social change. Although she has never been formally trained in photography, Rose has taught herself her practice through consistent trial and error with a 35mm analog camera since the age of twelve. The outcome of such a process is a unique storytelling style of work that she has developed through her travels across the world.

Rose's work has recently garnered global support and won her two international photo competitions for Monster Children Magazine and Frankie Magazine, with her work being featured in both print and digital media. Her work has also been recognised by social & environmental justice organisations such as GetUp! and Human Rights Watch. Her forthcoming solo exhibition 'framed' is an artist's residency with the City of Yarra as part of the Peel Street Projections, where Rose's work will be projected onto Peel Street Park every night during the month of September. She was recently one of 35 artists from around the world selected to participate in the Ballarat International Foto Biennale's Annual Portfolio Review sponsored by the Ian Potter Foundation 

Rose is currently available for photo and video based assignments/commissions. 


2019, September (forthcoming) framed’- Peel Street Projections Collingwood, Melbourne

2019, July (forthcoming) 'A Palestinian Wedding’- Small Works Art Prize- Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne
2019, May ‘The Anthropocene’- My Two Cents- No Vacancy Gallery Melbourne CBD
2019, May ‘Shanghai Streets’- STREET- Noir Darkroom & Gallery Coburg, Melbourne
2018, December The Long Walk Home’- Monster Children Exhibition Surry Hills, Sydney


2019, September Artist in residency for the month of September in the Peel Street Park Projections, September 2019
Sponsored by the City of Yarra
2019, April Frankie Magazine Good Stuff Awards Winner
Sponsored by Stocksy United
2018, December Monster Children International Photo Competition winner
Sponsored by Wanaka Tourism, NZ


2019 Frankie Magazine, Issue 89
2019 Monster Children, February 8th


2019 Bendt Magazine
2018 Monster Children
2017 Honi Soit

2019 Monster Children
2019 Beginning Film
2018 Be Analogic


2019 Climate Change Campaign Videographer, GetUp! | Collingwood, VIC
2019 Videographer Human Rights Watch | South Melbourne, VIC
2019 Gallery Volunteer Centre for Contemporary Photography | Fitzroy, VIC
2019 Melbourne Art & Book Fair Volunteer National Gallery of Victoria, | Melbourne, VIC
2018 Short Documentary Filmmaker, Disaster Aid Australia & ZONTA, | Japan & the Philippines
2018 Camera Assistant, Simon Cunich, SBS VICELAND | Sydney, NSW
2016 Camera Assistant, Mount Zero Olives Campaign, QANTAS Epicure | The Grampians, VIC