Sally Brownbill

Sally Brownbill has been at the forefront of the Australian photographic scene for more than 20 years. She has been shaping and promoting the futures of aspiring and professional photographers through lecturing, mentoring and folio consultancy. Sally now runs The Brownbill Effect, a creative directory connecting Australia’s best creatives with businesses, and vice versa.

Bruce Esplin

After a distinguished career spanning more than 20 years in emergency management, Bruce Esplin AM, formed BRUCEESPLIN PTY LTD. In his creative practice Bruce is the Chairman of the Regional Arts Victoria Board and a board member of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, roles which give him the opportunity to combine his on-going work with communities and his passion for the arts.

Matt Palmer APP M.PhotoG

Matt Palmer is the 2016 APA Travel / Documentary category winner. Working in photography for twenty years he has shifted between genres, commercial and domestic.
Matt regularly presents to camera clubs, tertiary students and conferences on subjects relating to creativity and photography, and is also a prior AIPP Australian Sports Photographer of the Year, and three time Queensland Documentary and Sports Photographer of the Year, among over 70 other national and international awards.

Rodney Decker

Rodney Dekker is a photographer and video producer predominantly covering environmental and social justice issues. His most significant project has been documenting the affects of climate change and its resulting hardship on the livelihoods of the communities around the world. Rodney has appeared in many publications all over the world and has been a finalist in a vast variety of photography competitions.

Samantha Everton

Samantha Everton is one of Australia’s most celebrated fine art photographers. Her tightly choreographed, richly coloured images are an exploration of gender, race and childhood. Samantha’s imagery has received international acclaim and has been extensively awarded.

Carly Michael

Carly Michael is the Imaging Services Manager and fifth generation family member of michaels camera video & digital. She is a graduate of the RMIT BA (photography) degree and has a keen interest in documentary photography. Carly is a passionate teacher who inspires others to nurture their creativity. She lectures internationally on the resurgence of film photography and is passionate about the importance of printing and archiving photos.

Markus Andersen

Born in Sydney, Australia, Markus Andersen is a photographer & filmmaker that has a passion for revealing truths and creating unexpected narratives through both the still and moving image.
Andersen has held solo and collaborative exhibitions in New York, Paris, Toronto, Istanbul, Sydney and the United Kingdom.

Carly Earl

Carly Earl is an award-winning photojournalist who joined Guardian Australia early in 2018 after seven years at News Corp as a photographer and picture editor. Her role has evolved quickly: she is an editor, photographer and producer, working with the best photojournalists in the country as well as being on the road capturing images of her own. Carly's photography has accompanied most of the Guardian's biggest stories this year, projects covering every genre including environmental protection, Indigenous affairs, healthcare and women’s rights. Her passion is connecting the audience to the real people behind the stories.

Drew Hopper

Drew Hopper is a highly acclaimed Australian based travel, documentary and editorial photographer specialising in Australia and Asia-Pacific region. Captivated by the diversity of cultures, people and environment, Drew ventures far and wide to capture pictures that define his experiences with the vision that they will impact and inspire an audience in a way individual to each viewer. Drew’s curiosity for different ways of living have influenced the desire to travel to new and unfamiliar territories. With a talented eye, he captures stunning images and works with humility, respect and a light footprint. Drew is a regular contributor to Australian Geographic, covering assignments throughout Australia. He also regularly contributes to Australian Photography magazine writing articles and judges monthly contests, and has work featured in numerous travel, photography and lifestyle publications worldwide. In 2016, Drew spent 8 months travelling in India, on assignment to capture images for an Affirmations book, released in early 2017. In 2015 he won the ANZANG (Nature Photographer of the Year) in the botanical category. Drew was also shortlisted again in 2016 with his image ‘Mist Shower’. As well as travelling and shooting, Drew specialises in documentary styled wedding photography.

Tom Goldner

Tom Goldner is an experienced photographic artist, educator and curator of the creative arts. His career has spanned art, portraiture, documentary and commercial projects. 2014 Tom founded Fox Darkroom to share his love
for traditional photographic processes. Rather than focusing on nostalgia or trends, Tom’s practice explores the relevance of traditional mediums in the contemporary landscape of photography. In 2016 Fox was extended to include a photographic gallery which has become an outpost for photographers and the broader public to engage with photographic works. In 2016 Tom co founded the Australian Photography Awards.

Harriet Tarbuck

Harriet is a Melbourne based photographer specialising in photographing people in their environments. With years of professional experience, living and working in Australia, the UK and Asia, Harriet has a passion in forming genuine bonds through photography. Harriet Co-founded ‘Australian Photography Awards’ in 2015 with business partner Tom Goldner.