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Adam Knott

b. 1966

Adam Knott (b. 1966) began taking photographs for local newspapers as a schoolboy in St George, South Sydney. He started at News Limited as Rupert Murdoch’s copyboy. Having gained a photographic cadetship in 1985, he became nationwide Cadet of the Year and went to Hong Kong to work for the South China Morning Post. Returning to Australia in 1989, he began exhibiting and struck up friendships with photographers Max Dupain and David Moore, both of whom became his mentors. Since then his photographs have appeared in GQ, Time, Esquire, Stern, Vibe, Entertainment Weekly, People, Marie Claire, Harpers Bazaar and the Independent. Having spent thirteen years in the United States working as an editorial photographer and documenting the descent into depression of his wife, Erin Vincent, as she wrote her memoir Grief Girl (2007) he now lives in the Blue Mountains. There, he made an extraordinary series of photographs of his friend, the late Adam Cullen, in his fatal decline. Recently he has been staff photographer for the Weekend Australian Magazine, Wish magazine and the Deal.

Updated 2018