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  • Australian Photojournalist and Documentary Photographer John Wilson 

    Photographer John Wilson is a distinguished Australian photojournalist based in Queensland who has achieved fame working for international publication Time magazine and other news publishers and TV broadcasters. Photojournalism and documentary photography has been a major part of his career nationally and internationally in 40 countries. His work as a national and state news and current affairs photographer is regularly featured in The Australian Newspaper, The Daily Telegraph, The Courier-Mail, and other leading newspapers throughout Australia. His news videos are also seen on national TV coverage. 2020 will be a milestone of photojournalism achievement for John Wilson as an international documentary photographer and news photographer.

    John Wilson believes International Photojournalistsand regional photographers alike remain crucial to our understanding of world events, whether the stories are from major international conflicts, disasters or intimate small-town narratives.  He says that along with having the technical skills to make documentary photography empathy and human connection play an enormous role in his work.

    Australian photojournalist John Wilson on assignment  .

    Australian Photojournalist John Wilson on assignment in East Timor  (right) sending images via satellite to Time Magazine

    Acclaimed Photojournalism Career

    As a Time Magazine and Australian photojournalist, John Wilson has worked internationally in 40 countries. His photography has graced the covers of Time Magazine and The Australian Newspaper. On international assignment, John has worked on stories relating to human rights, civil unrest, humanitarian and natural disasters working in some of the most difficult and closed communities around the world such as Somalia, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Burundi, East Timor, Papua New Guinea to name a few.

    CONTACT John - TEL: +61 0419716107 or EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Photojournalist John Wilson on international assignments 

    Strategic associations for successful photojournalism

    On assignment as a photojournalist covering war and civil unrest, John Wilson has worked alongside a variety of defence and security forces including Australian Defence Force, US Special Forces, UN defence and peacekeeping forces, Timor Leste and the Indonesian military as well as Fijian, Philippine Marines, and many other state security services. Photographer John Wilson has gained notoriety as a war photographer in a number of war zones around the world including Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Southern Sudan, Somalia, East Timor, Southern Philippines.

    In covering many international humanitarian disasters Australian photojournalist John Wilson has worked closely with a number of humanitarian aid agencies including the International Committee of the Red Cross, United Nations, Care, World Vision, and other agencies.

    In Australia, photojournalist John Wilson has covered much news and breaking news stories. Natural disasters including cyclones, floods, droughts have featured in the documentary work conducted by John Wilson.

    As a competent correspondent John Wilson has also filmed national and international news stories for broadcast TV networks including all major networks in Australia and several US networks. 

    John also provides live TV broadcasting services for a variety of national television programs.

    Photojournalist John Wilson working as a TV cameraman for broadcast TV in Australia

    Media Industry Testimonials for photojournalist John Wilson

    John Wilson has become one of the famous Australian Photojournalists through his work with high profile magazines and news publishers like Time Magazine, The Australian Newspaper, and a variety of Television Broadcasters, and high profile writers and correspondents.

    Testimonial From Time Magazine Journalist Rory Callinan

    "John Wilson has distinguished himself working for Time Magazine as a photojournalist and documentary photographer on many difficult and dangerous assignments. 

    In February 2006, he accompanied me to the Solomon Islands to investigate the widespread exploitation of youth by multi-national logging and fishing concerns. If reporting this story was difficult then gaining photographic evidence seemed almost impossible but to John's credit, he shot extraordinary images one of which became a cover shot for Time. He faced almost impossible shooting conditions, working at night, on moving boats and confronting hostile subjects in the crewmembers who were involved. On another, assignment John accompanied me to East Timor to document the country's fall into anarchy.

    His work was utterly professionalvisually spectacular and conducted in extreme and dangerous circumstances. During the period when rebels had encircled the capital Dili and were fighting with government troops, he was the first photographer to cross rebel lines and travel to the rebel headquarters where he took exclusive pictures of the rebel leader directing the battle. His images were of such high standard that they again were used on the cover of Time and received high commendation from the managing editor. John has the rare ability to read people and situations while at the same time utilizing the skills to get the shot that matters. The managing editor and I chose John for assignments at Time for his great skills not only in documentary and news photography but in the entire process of putting a magazine article to print and working in tough conditions with strict time constraints. I would have no hesitation in recommending John on any assignment. John Wilson is one of Australia’s leading and most accomplished photojournalists acquiring a level of fame in his field held by few others."

     

    Testimonial From Australian Newspaper National Chief Correspondent Hedley Thomas

    Fortunately, there are photojournalists like John Wilson. He thinks like a journalist about the story while at the same time he is complementing it with compelling images.

    For several weeks in 2005, Wilson watched with unease while covering the growing scandal about Dr. Jayant Patel – an incompetent surgeon who had a history of negligence in the United States before being given a job at Bundaberg Hospital in Queensland Australia.

    “When are we going to India to look at his background there?” Wilson asked.

    “It’s the missing link. He spent half of his life in a little town in Gujarat state. I've been making calls, checking him out. We should be there” Wilson added.

    It was Wilson’s enthusiasm and initiative that persuaded me and The Courier-Mail, the newspaper I worked for at the time, to travel to India on assignment with him.

    Wilson is a professional photojournalist who positively thrives in a foreign environment.

    He was unperturbed by the distractions of 40+ degrees Celsius heatwave, the abject poverty and the journey to the other side of Gujarat state, to Patel’s home town.

    He took remarkable photographs there and showed respect and courtesy to the local people. As a photojournalist, John Wilson is the complete package, able to work as a team member under difficult and sometimes dangerous conditions for the success of the assignment. I look forward to our next assignment because with John Wilson, you’re on the same team.

    Hedley Thomas,

    National Chief Correspondent

    The Australian Newspaper

  • Brisbane Photographer John Wilson for Professional Commercial Photography Services

    Welcome to John Wilson Photography Brisbane! I am a commercial, editorial, sport and portrait photographer and videographer operating in Brisbane helping businesses and individuals tell their story. A commercial photographer that understands the needs and time constraints of business, I work with companies to fulfill there photography and video requirements with commitment and team spirit. Editorial expertise second to none, I've made a name for myself in a 30-year career working nationally and internationally as a news and current affairs photojournalist with the likes of TIME Magazine, The Australian newspaper and a multitude of print publications and broadcast TV networks. Portrait photographers with a difference, I work to create a unique and professional look that will give prospective clients the best impression of you and your business. Sports Photography with a passion, my career began as a sports photographer and I mastered many types of sports and action photography from team sports such as rugby league, soccer, cricket to car racing, horse racing, and individual sports such as tennis and golf. Over the years I have been fortunate to have photographed many famous sportsmen and sportswomen working for major news publications.  I look forward to working on a project with you!

    FOR URGENT MATTERS Please call John - TEL: 0419716107  EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Testimonials

    John Wilson is not only one of the leading Brisbane photographers but a famed Australian Photographer and Photojournalist. He is famous for his work internationally with TIME Magazine and many national and international publications. John works regularly with The Australian Newspaper, Brisbane Courier-Mail, Sydney Daily Telegraph and as a freelance TV cameraman works for the major TV broadcasters covering breaking news and current affairs.

    Testimonial From Time Magazine Journalist Rory Callinan

    "John Wilson has distinguished himself working for Time Magazine as a photojournalist and documentary photographer on many difficult and dangerous assignments. 

    In February 2006, he accompanied me to the Solomon Islands to investigate the widespread exploitation of youth by multi-national logging and fishing concerns. If reporting this story was difficult then gaining photographic evidence seemed almost impossible but to John's credit, he shot extraordinary images one of which became a cover shot for Time. He faced almost impossible shooting conditions, working at night, on moving boats and confronting hostile subjects in the crewmembers who were involved. In May John accompanied me to East Timor to document the country's fall into anarchy.

    His work was utterly professionalvisually spectacular and conducted in extreme and dangerous circumstances. During the period when rebels had encircled the capital Dili and were fighting with government troops, he was the first photographer to cross rebel lines and travel to the rebel headquarters where he took exclusive pictures of the rebel leader directing the battle. His images were of such high standard that they again were used on the cover of Time. John has the rare ability to read people and situations while at the same time utilizing the skills to get the shot that matters. The managing editor and I chose John for assignments at Time for his great skills not only in documentary and news photography but in the entire process of putting a magazine article to print and working in tough conditions with strict time constraints. I would have no hesitation in recommending John on any assignment. John Wilson is one of Australia’s leading and most accomplished photojournalists."

     

    Testimonial From Australian Newspaper National Chief Correspondent Hedley Thomas

    Fortunately, there are photojournalists like John Wilson. He thinks like a journalist about the story while at the same time he is complementing it with compelling images.

    For several weeks in 2005, Wilson watched with unease while covering the growing scandal about Dr. Jayant Patel – an incompetent surgeon who had a history of negligence in the United States before being given a job at Bundaberg Hospital in Queensland Australia.

    “When are we going to India to look at his background there?” Wilson asked.

    “It’s the missing link. He spent half of his life in a little town in Gujarat state. I've been making calls, checking him out. We should be there” Wilson added.

    It was Wilson’s enthusiasm and initiative that persuaded me and The Courier-Mail, the newspaper I worked for at the time, to travel to India on assignment with him.

    Wilson is a professional photojournalist who positively thrives in a foreign environment.

    He was unperturbed by the distractions of 40+ degrees Celsius heatwave, the abject poverty and the journey to the other side of Gujarat state, to Patel’s home town.

    He took remarkable photographs there and showed respect and courtesy to the local people. As a photojournalist, John Wilson is the complete package, able to work as a team member under difficult and sometimes dangerous conditions for the success of the assignment. I look forward to our next assignment because with John Wilson, you’re on the same team.

    Hedley Thomas,

    National Chief Correspondent

    The Australian Newspaper