Andrew Quilty is a freelance photojournalist and member of the Australia-based photo collective Oculi.
With a growing reputation as one of Australia’s leading documentary practitioners, Quilty’s insight has been called upon numerous times to judge high profile photographic awards while his work has been collected by private and public institutions including The National Library of Australia and The Museum of Sydney.
He has been commissioned by The New York Times, TIME Magazine, Harper’s, Mother Jones, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Le Monde, GEO, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian Magazine and many more, while his written pieces have been published in The Guardian, Foreign Policy, The Australian Financial Review, The Big Issue and more.
Since late 2013 Quilty has based himself in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul and has also covered the story surrounding the emergence of the Islamic State in the Middle East extensively.
He won a World Press Photo Award in 2008. At the end of 2014, his year abroad saw him awarded the highest honor in Australian photojournalism–the 2014 Nikon Walkley Photographer of the Year. On top of that, a photograph from Afghanistan was named 2014 Nikon Walkley Photograph of the Year.