Australian photographer Lisa Maree Williams has an extensive career covering prominent news, portraiture and cultural events around the world.
Lisa initially honed her photographic skills as a press photographer with APN News Group and cemented a love of visual story telling whilst studying a Bachelor Degree in Photography at Griffith University, Brisbane.
Currently based in Sydney, Lisa joined Getty Images in 2005 as a contract photographer, covering news, features and entertainment assignments for editorial and commercial clients. She has been a host photographer for the 2007 APEC Summit, 2008 World Youth Day, covered Australian Prime Minister's John Howard, Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott during Federal Election Campaigns. Lisa also documented Sorry Day at Parliament House in 2008 and Prince William's first official visit to Australia in 2010.
Lisa’s work has been published by leading titles, exhibited globally and is held in the private collections of NIDA and University of The Sunshine Coast. Among many entertainment assignments, Lisa toured North America with music duo ‘The Veronicas’ in 2008 and has photographed Fashion Weeks in Australia, Indonesia, Singapore and Bali.
Lisa has travelled extensively and continues to work on personal projects exploring subjects largely related to gender, environment and popular culture.
2012 Moran Photographic Prize – Semi Finalist – ‘The West’ & ‘Anangu Child’
2012 Head On Portrait Prize – Semi Finalist – ‘Adheil’
2011 Moran Photographic Prize - Semi Finalist - 'The Block'
2011 Walkley Slide Night – Celebrating Australian Press Photographers – ‘The Block’
2011 Capture – Australia’s Top Photographers – Nominated Portrait, Documentary
2010 Reportage Photo Festival – Finalist - 'After Katrina'
2010 Head On Portrait Prize – Finalist - 'A Sydney Garden'
2010 Walkley Slide Night – Celebrating Australian Press Photography - ‘Catch the Light’
2010 Capture Magazine – Australia’s Top Photographers - Nominated Portrait, Documentary
2009 Sony World Photo Competition – 1st Place / Natural History 'Wildlife Warriors’
2009 International Photography Awards (IPA) - 6 Honorable Mentions
2009 Head On Portrait Prize – Finalist - 'Spider Boy'
2008 Moran Photographic Prize – Semi Finalist
2003 Australian Photojournalist Association Award – 1st Place - 'A Second Home’
2000 APN Photo Awards – Winner - 'Best Portrait'
1999 APN Photographer Of The Year
1999 APN Photo Awards – 1st Place - 'Portraiture, News, Human Interest, Illustrative.
1998 Hurley Photographic Awards – Merit - photo series
1997 Hurley Photographic Awards – Merit - photo series