Pearce Leal (1993) is a photographer based in Naarm. He approaches photography with a focus on the interrelationships between humanity and fragile ecosystems. Utilising traditional documentary methods, archival imagery, and physical interventions on printed materials, his work invites viewers to reflect on their perceptions of ecologies and encourages contemplation of the balance between human actions and the natural world we share.

I would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which I live, learn and work. I want to pay respect to elders past, present, future and extend my respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The land on which I work has been stolen and Indigenous sovereignty has never been ceded.