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George Fetting

b. 1964

George Fetting (b. 1964) is a Sydney-based photographer specialising in portrait, travel and editorial work. Fetting has described people – and specifically portraiture – as his ‘first love’. His portrait subjects include Australian and international actors, musicians and media personalities. Early in his career, after study at art college, Fetting undertook a cadetship at the Brisbane Courier Mail and gained experience as a feature photographer for leading Australian and international newspapers. He has since twice been voted Australian Travel Photographer of the Year. In 2007 his portrait of Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali won the Olive Cotton Award. He was a finalist in the 2007 and 2008 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prizes and the 2008 National Photographic Portrait Prize; he was the guest judge of the National Photographic Portrait Prize in 2017. Fetting’s portraits of Lee Lin Chin, George Gittoes, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, David Gulpilil, Tony Bilson and John Waters are in the National Portrait Gallery’s collection.

Updated 2018