We're thrilled to announce yet another world-class photographer has joined the judging panel of Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers, now in its 12th year. Welcome to prominent photojournalist and World Press Photo award recipient, Patrick Brown. He will help judge the region's preeminent competition for aspiring, emerging, and early-career photographers.
Photographer Patrick Brown has devoted himself to documenting critical issues across the world that are often ignored by mainstream media. One of his major projects helped expose the illegal trade in endangered animals and won a World Press Photo Award in 2004 and a Journalism’s Picture of the Year International in 2008. Based on his continuing work on the subject, his book Trading to Extinction was nominated in the 10 best photo documentary books of 2014 by American Photo magazine.
He is also the recipient of the 2019 FotoEvidence Book Award, the World Press Photo Award 2018, the 3P Foundation Award 2005, Days Japan International Photojournalism Award 2005, Picture of the Year Award 2005, and the NPPA Best of Photojournalism Award 2008. Brown's work has been exhibited at the International Centre of Photography in New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Tokyo, and Visa pour l’image in France. His photographs have enriched the pages of numerous publications, including: The New Yorker, TIME, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, National Geographic, Mother Jones, Stern Magazine, Der Spiegel Magazine, Marie Claire, New York Times, Aperture, GEO Germany, the Guardian, Forbes, Rolling Stones Magazine, and the New Republican.
Paola Anselmi, curator & arts writer with Contemporary Art, wrote of Patrick Brown:
“Patrick Brown’s images are testament to his remarkable versatility of approach and commitment to the profession. Patrick Brown has assembled an impressive volume of outstanding photographs, tracing the eclecticisms of our time across the globe. Faultless in the portrayal of the human condition, hopes, and disillusionment, the everyday and the extraordinary are captured in the instinctive and the single releases of the shutter. An ongoing journey of discovery, Patrick’s subjects as well as the process of photography are imbued with the freshness and the enthusiasm animated by the prefect marriage of technique and intuition. Patrick Brown’s images demand involvement and invited contemplation. A finely tuned sensibility to his subject matter creates a prefect balance; the camera, the photographer become almost imperceptible, without every being invasive or distant.”
He has been represented by Panos Pictures since 2003.