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Greg Weight

b. 1946

Greg Weight is a Sydney-based photographer. He opened his own studio in 1968, taking advertising and magazine photographs and working with the Australian Opera and the Australian Ballet. In 1970 he was invited to work in the consciously creative venue the Yellow House with Martin Sharp, Brett Whiteley, George Gittoes and Peter Kinsgton, photographing its artists, installations and activities and there mounting his first exhibition, a series of photographs of the Cronulla sand dunes. Over the next three decades he photographed artists and their works for catalogues and books, assembling the collection of portraits of artists published as Australian Artists: Portraits by Greg Weight in 2004. Weight won the inaugural Australian Photographic Portrait Prize in 2003 for a photograph of Jim Conway, and the Head On photographic portrait prize for this photograph of Shen in 2006. His photographs are held in the collections of the National Library, the NGA and state and regional galleries. The National Portrait Gallery acquired 101 of his photographs by gift of Patrick Corrigan in 2004.

Updated 2018