Hola. My name is Sam Edmonds. I’m a writer and photographer from Australia.

I grew up in Sydney but moved to sunnier pastures to study photojournalism at the Queensland College of Art. Right after graduation, I was invited to join a ship and sail to Antarctica. Since then, my career has somehow bounced between this triad of taking pictures, writing words and sailing to the polar regions.

When I’m not at sea, I usually wind up back in Sydney pretending to work as a freelance writer but mainly surfing and drinking coffee. Some sentences I have managed to string together however have found themselves in the pages of Australian Geographic, Monster Children, Four & Sons Magazine and Australian Photography Magazine among others.

As for my photos; they’ve turned up in National Geographic, Canadian Geographic, The Guardian, The National Observer and The Huffington Post.

In 2015, the Australian Centre for Photography named me on their “top 10 Instagram accounts to follow”. Since then, I’ve focused almost entirely on writing about the medium of photography, its proponents and its pitfalls.

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2014   Jonas Bendiksen Magnum Workshop, Berlin, Germany
2013   Bachelor of Photography, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Australia
2013   Jodi Bieber World Press Masterclass, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018   Changing Course, Singapore Royal Botanical Gardens
2013   It’s Not You, It’s Me, Graduating students exhibition, Queensland College of Art
2013   Bangladesh: Stories From a Young Nation, Griffith University, Nathan Campus
2013   Bangladesh: Stories From a Young Nation, Queensland College of Art
2013   Presented Work, Dhaka University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh
2012   Hora Peruana, Queensland College of Art
2012   International Conservation Photography Awards, Winners’ exhibition, Washington Museum of Natural History, Seattle, USA
2009   Graduating Student Exhibition, Australian Centre for Photography

2018   Australian Antarctic Festival Photo Contest - First Place
2017   National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year - People's Choice Award, finalist
2016   Canadian Geographic Wildlife Photography Contest, Category Winner
2016   Smithsonian Photo Contest, Finalist
2015   Australian Center for Photography's Top 10 Instagram Accounts to Follow
2015   Australia's Top Emerging Photographers, Runner-up, Documentary/Photojournalism category
2015   ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year, Finalist
2014   Selected as a featured artist at Photoville Festival - "The Fence", Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York City
2013   Fremantle International Portrait Prize, shortlisted
2012   International Conservation Photography Awards, first place, student category
2011   Australian Geographic World Heritage Sites of Australia, finalist
2010   Institute of Maritime Archaeology Photography Contest, Overall Winner
2010   Institute of Maritime Archaeology Photography Contest, Category Winner

2016   Lush Charity Pot Vancouver, Canada, for the Sacred Headwaters Project

Featured Publications/Press
2019 Monster Children
2018 Aint Bad
2018   The Guardian Australia
2018   Greenpeace Australia
2018   Capture Magazine
2018   Far Features profile
2017   National Geographic Online
2016   National Geographic Online
2016   The Modern Day Explorer
2016   Four and Sons Online
2015   Capture Magazine
2014   Four and Sons Magazine
2014   Vocativ
2014   World Photography Organization
2014   Featureshoot
2014   One Green Planet
2014   Scroll.in
2013   The Argus: Issue 2, Griffith University
2013   Australian Geographic Online
2013   27 Eyes on Sylhet, Queensland College of Art
2013   Moura: Small Towns Project, Queensland College of Art
2010   Focus on Australia, Panasonic/Lumix Australia

Published News Outlets
The Mirror, UK
The National Observer, Canada
International Monetary Fund, USA
The Greanville Post, USA
The Huffington Post, USA
The Daily Mail, UK
The Week, USA
Australian Geographic Online, Australia
The Courier Mail, Australia
Australian Surfing Life, Australia
University of Southern California news page, USA
The Fassifern Guardian, Australia
The Brisbane Valley Sun, Australia