50 Greatest Photographers You Know

 

Jason Edwards: Photo-Journalist

Jason Edwards began his career as a Wildlife and Natural History photographer during an eleven-year career working as a carnivore and primate husbandry specialist for the Zoological Board of Victoria. He has tertiary qualifications in the Animal Sciences and a Postgraduate Thesis in the Batchelor of Applied Science in Scientific Photography. In 1991 he established the Stock Agency Bio-Images in Melbourne as a platform to market and deliver his work to clients globally.

Jason has photographed in dozens of countries, his commissioned assignments having taken him to every continent. His work has appeared in hundreds of publications including National Geographic Magazine, Australian Geographic, Sports Illustrated, BBC Wildlife Magazine, The New Yorker, and Conde Nast Traveller. He has authored and photographed two children’s science education books, and his images have appeared in numerous advertising, tourism and environmental campaigns, n
countless websites, in electronic video games and even in Hollywood blockbusters. His images are archived in private collections around the world and have been exhibited in the USA, Europe, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Jason's reputation for self-reliance and his ability to adapt has seen him placed on assignment in some of the most remote areas. He is an extremely experienced field photographer yet adapts well to commercial assignments where strict briefs are required to create specific imagery. His love of the less developed regions of the planet adds to the feeling of exploration and discovery that clients view in his images. His ability to depict even well known subjects in a unique manner has separated his images from the mainstream.

Jason is highly regarded for his Wildlife and remote landscape photography and also for his images of indigenous peoples. His passion in this arena has seen Jason document the lives of the men at the world's largest ship breaking yards Alang, in India, displaced Pygmy in the Congo, and the environmental impact by communities on the Amazon rainforest. In many cases
multiple assignments over several years are required to complete a story. In 2003 National Geographic presented Jason's Alang material in Perpignan France at the prestigious Visa Pour L'Image photojournalism festival.

In 2004 Jason was awarded the inaugural 'Pursuit of Excellence' Award by the Australian Geographic Society "For his extreme efforts and absolute commitment to obtaining rare and amazing photographs.” The award was created in his honour. Jason Edwards is a photographer with the National Geographic Society and is represented by the National Geographic
Image Collection.

Click here for Jason Edwards National Geographic page.