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Russell Shakespeare

b. 1963

Russell Shakespeare (b. 1963) has photographed well-known Australians from a wide range of fields, including writers Tim Winton and Colleen McCullough, sports people Steve Waugh and Stephanie Gilmore, and former politicians Gough Whitlam and Bob Brown. Since attending the Queensland College of Art in 1987, he has exhibited in Australia and internationally. His work has appeared in leading magazines and newspapers, and in books published by Australian Geographic and the Magnum Foundation, among others. He has been a finalist in the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (four times), the Olive Cotton Award (three times), the Black and White Photographer of the Year Competition (Documentary) and the National Photographic Portrait Prize. In 1995 he was awarded a Walkley Award for Journalism (best news photograph). His works are held in private and public collections, including those of The Queensland Art Gallery, Tweed Regional Art Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery.
Updated 2018