BRISBANE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER

Location: Brisbane, Australia.
Experience: 32 years

Glenn Hunt is a Brisbane Professional Editorial and Commercial Photographer.

Mentored and encouraged by an uncle who was a wedding and portrait photographer he soon found himself working for his local rural newspaper in the Adelaide Hills. After completing his cadetship he moved to Sydney to take a staff position at The Australian newspaper.

In 1996, after working as an intern at National Geographic and Reuters-Washington, he started his freelance career working for such magazines as Good Weekend, The Bulletin, The Australian Financial Review Magazine and the Weekend Australian Magazine.

In 2000 he became one of the founding directors of Oculi, an Australian based collective of award-winning visual storytellers offering a narrative of contemporary life.

Also in 2000, Hunt returned to Adelaide for three years where he trained his focus on the worldwide documentation of horse culture, which has been a major personal project to date. After his time in Adelaide, Hunt spent 3 years in Melbourne again working for a number of magazines, news agencies and corporate clients. In 2006 Hunt moved to Brisbane where he was the head photographer for Fairfax Media until 2014.

Hunt now works across the photography spectrum in media, corporate, advertising, fashion, portraiture, event, wedding and sport photography.

Awards/Exhibitions/Achievements:

1997/98/99 – State Library of NSW – Acquisitions

2001 – Panorama magazine, Australian Photographer of the Year – Award

2001 – Reportage FestivalScreening

2002 – Reportage FestivalScreening

2003 – Witness – An Exhibition of Australian PhotojournalismThe Australian Centre for PhotographyExhibition

2003 – Photographer of the Year awards (POYi) – 1st Place – Award

2004 – 7th International Prize for Young Photojournalism – Finalist – Award

2004 – Trierenberg Super Circuit – 2 X Gold Medal – Award

2004 – Silver Camera AwardAward

2004 & 2006 – Humanity Awards – 1st Place – Award

2006 – EQUUS – Who Controls the Present? – Blender Gallery, Sydney – 45 Downstairs Gallery, Melbourne – Exhibition

2007 – EQUUS – Horses of the World – Blender Gallery, Sydney – 45 Downstairs Gallery, Melbourne – Exhibition

2008 – EQUUS – Horses of the World – book – Publication

2009 – Reportage Festival – A Retrospective 1999 -2009 – Screening & Exhibition

2009 – Reportage –  A Retrospective 1999 -2009 – book – Publication

2009/10 – EQUUS – Horses of the World – Queensland Arts Council – OnTour – Exhibition

2013 – The Clayton Utz Art Award – Finalist – Award

2016 – The Australian Photography Awards – 1st Place – Award

2015/17/18 – Moran Prize Semi-Finalist – Award

2018 – Hasselblad Masters Finalist – Award

2019 – Martin Kantor Portrait Prize – Dual Finalist

2019 – Australian Photography Awards – 2nd Place – Documentary, Highly Commended – Film Analogue, 2 x Honourable Mentions – Portrait, Honourable Mention – Travel/Street

2019 – Brisbane Portrait Prize – Dual Finalist

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