Pam Kleemann is a photographer and conceptual artist with a career spanning more than 30 years. Rather than create standard photographic prints on paper, Kleemann uses different techniques to free her images and give them a more three-dimensional feel. In the past her photographs have appeared on hospital beds, vinyl LP’s and been constructed into product ranges. In more recent projects, she has served her artwork to the public as sumptuous cafés and banquet feasts, with the photographs on platters, cake-stands, cookware, tablecloths and napkins. Her focus is the human body and a growing sense of humanity being commodified: consumed and de-valued, the disadvantaged akin to leftovers. Her current projects delve into the wonderment of medical science and surgical intervention on the body.
Currently sessional lecturer, CATC Design School Melbourne Campus, and self-employed photographer and visual artist specialising in live performance and event photography, having been rehearsal photographer for the Melbourne Theatre Company for 15 years.