About the photographer

John Slaytor specialises in unobtrusive family photography including Christenings, Weddings and Funerals.

John’s photography is collected by Australia’s Institutions including the National Portrait Gallery, the State Library of NSW and the National Library of Australia.

Awards and Industry Recognition

2015 The State Library of NSW

The NSW State Library purchased my limited edition photo book for its permanent collection

2015 The Ballarat International Foto Biennale The COLLECTION 2015 – invited Photographer

2015 AddOn Exhibition – invited Exhibitor

2014 AddOn Exhibition – invited Exhibitor

2013 Moran Photo Prize – Finalist

My work ‘Mourning an Elder’, taken at a funeral at The Block, Redfern, was a finalist in the 2013 Moran Photo Prize.

2013 HeadOn Photo Festival – Featured solo exhibition

My work ‘The Silent Sea’ was a featured exhibition in Head On Photo Festival 2013 at Gaffa Gallery, Sydney

2013 National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery purchased my portrait of the poet Peter Skyznecki OAM for its collection.

2012 State Library of NSW

In June 2012 the State Library of NSW acquired my images for its archival collection.

2012 HeadOn Photo Festival – Featured solo exhibition

As part of Sydney’s Head On Photo Fesival, I exhibited my work ‘Lost in Transit’ at Global Gallery, Paddington.

2011 Shoot the Chef Competition

My portrait of Chef Ajoy Joshi of nilgiri’s restaurant delivering a tiffin meal to the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, was a finalist in the 2011 Shoot the Chef Competition.

2011 National Photographic Portrait Prize

My portrait ‘Young girl in a dance class’ was a finalist in the National Portrait Gallery’s 2011 National Photographic Portrait Prize.

2011 AddOn Exhibition

In May 2011 I was invited to take part in the AddOn exhibition, part of HEAD ON Photo Festival.

2011 Moran Photographic Prize

I was a semi-finalist in the 2011 Moran Photographic Prize with my image of a fourteen-year-old girl putting on her ‘face’.

The National Library of Australia

The National Library of Australia has purchased my works for its permanent collection.

Olive Cotton Award

My entry to the 2009 Olive Cotton Award was highly commended.

Contact John Slaytor

Call me on 0420 342 007 or fill out the form below

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