The Australian Photojournalist

The Australian Photojournalist (APJ) is an annual journal that showcases the works of significant journalists (photo and text), writers, and academics, who seek to confront the tired notions inherent to the medium and applaud it’s successes. It gives voice to those whose stories need to be told, celebrates the human condition and casts a critical eye on journalism and mass media practices. The APJ is a non-profit publication, put together by a volunteer editorial board and contributors donate their work for free.

I have had the privilege of working on the journal between 2009 - 2011. I worked firstly on the Editorial Board of Picturing Human Rights, then as Picture Editor of Silent Screams and finally Issue Editor of Epilogue. During my time at the APJ, I met and worked with some of the most passionate and amazing people in the industry, both editorial team and contributors alike.

Previous contributors include - John Pilger, Noam Chomsky, Jim Goldberg, Alec Soth, Lauren Greenfield, Ed Kashi, Edward Burtinksy, Eugene Richards, Donald Weber, Yuri Kozyrev, Jodi Bieber & many others.

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Issue Editor - Brodie Standen

Traditionally an epilogue is the final chapter at the end of a story that serves to reveal the fates of the characters. Unlike in fictional stories, the characters in this edition of the Australian PhotoJournalist are real and their stories do not draw to a close once you turn the final page.  In its haste to get to the next big news story, the mainstream media rarely stays with an issue for long enough to document its lasting impacts, often overlooking the stories that reveal our true humanity.

Epilogue honours those ordinary people and their stories, so often forgotten in the aftermath.

The publication features stories by Jonathan Torgovnik, Ziyah Gafić, Dorothee Deiss, Donald Weber, Andrew McConnell, Edward Burtynsky, Brigitte Grignet, Alfonso Moral, Ashley Gilbertson, Abbie Trayler-Smith, Alec Soth, Suzanne Opton, Shahidul Alam, Brenda Ann Kenneally, Ilan Godfrey, Melanie Burford and Jim Goldberg.

Cover image: Suzanne Opton

Selected Images: Donal Weber, Ziyah Gafić & Ashley Gilbertson.

Silent Screams - Rights of the Child


Issue Editor - Katrin Koenning

In 2010, 51 years after the signing of the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child, millions of children around the globe continue to live in a state of constant emergency -their rights forgotten, their futures pre-written. Far removed from the UN offices that gave birth to the declaration, for these children protection, safety and a free, dignified childhood are but a distant dream. This Edition of the Australian PhotoJournalist is dedicated to them. Collectively, the children’s stories are the silent scream on the pages of this magazine.

The publication features stories by Lihee Avidan, Wend Lear, William Daniels, Steve Liss, Lukasz Sokol, Colby Katz, Mariella Furrer, Robin Hammond, Yuri Kozyrev, Paul Fusco, Justin Maxon, Gerd Ludwig, Ed Kashi, G.M.B Akash, Alfredo Falvo, Annie Tritt, Aeredith O'Shea, Michal Novotny, Dana Popa and Jonas Bendiksen.

Cover image: Michal Novotny

Selected Images: Alfredo Falvo, Paul Fusco & Wend Lear.

Picturing Human Rights


Issue Editor - Kelly Hussey-Smith

On December 10, 1949 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To commemorate this historic act the Australian Photojournalist has dedicated 'Picturing Human Rights' to stories documenting global human rights abuses, . This 272- page full-colour book features 19 stories from some of the worlds leading and most dedicated photojournalists.

The publication features stories by Donald Weber, Robin Hammond, Joakim Eneroth, Lori Grinker, Jodi Bieber, Kate Schermerhorn, Paolo Woods, Simon Norfolk, Alvaro Hoppe & Alejandro Bustos, Janet Jarman, Gilles Sabrie, Henri Fair, Juan Medina, Shiho Fukada, Angela Blakely & David Lloyd, Peter Menzel, Lauren Greenfield, Karen Robinson and Alfredo D'Amato

Cover image: Robin Hammond

Selected Images: Jodi Bieber, Robin Hammond & Karen Robinson.

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