Monique Montfroy (born 1993 Melbourne, AUS) is a photographer currently based in the Gold Coast, Queensland. She documents daily life, peoples experience and peoples interaction with the landscape, through portraiture, documentary and street photography. As the legendary photographer Elliott Erwitt expressed “To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
She received her Bachelor of Digital Media majoring in Photojournalism from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. Her graduate body of work ‘Bois to Men’ (2014) saw her chosen as a finalist for the 2015 National Photographic Portrait Prize, exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. She was further awarded a scholarship by the Association of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (ADFAS) to complete her Honours study in 2015, where she received First Class Honours and Best Honours Research Project. She has participated in a internship with photographer Jack Picone, creating a story in the city of Bangkok.
Her work has been exhibited locally at The Arts Centre Gold Coast, The Walls, Miami Marketta, Percolater Gallery; and interstate, National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, Canberra Contemporary Arts Space. She has been published online in The Argus E-Zine, Flint Magazine and Edge of Humanity Magazine.