Awards

Ala’a (29), Zeena (26), Ammer (4) & Mohammed (1) fled Homs a month ago and are now living in this single room in Amman. Like all other refugees they only managed to bring what they could carry over the border, so they arrived with just some baby food, nappies and their clothes in this suitcase and are now struggling to survive. They had a family bakery business making bread and sweets back in Homs but they were forced to flee after the bakery and their house were destroyed. They also didn't feel safe due to an increase in kidnappings. (See Extended Captions for full details.) The Syrian conflict, which started as an uprising against the government of President Bashar Al-Assad, started in March 2011 and has led to over one million Syrians fleeing their country. Jordan is host to over 500,000 refugees, the vast majority of which have sought shelter within urban areas in host communities in Jordan. There are also three refugee camps, with the main camp of Zaatari holding over 120,000 people and increasing daily. The situation escalated in 2013 with over 2,000 people a day crossing the border into Jordan

  • 2016 / Finalist / The One Hundred Others-Educators
  • 2016 / Nominee / International Colour Awards / Gaza
  • 2015 / Finalist / WA Press Photographer of the Year
  • 2014 / Finalist / WA Media Awards 2014 / The Search for MH370
  • 2014 / Second / Head On Portrait Prize / Syrian Refugee Crisis
  • 2013 / Finalist / Iris Awards / Syrian Refugee Crisis
  • 2013 / Finalist / Fremantle International Portrait Prize / Syrian Refugee Crisis
  • 2012 / Nominee / Photography Masters Cup / South Sudan
  • 2011 / Rotary Peace Fellowship / Peace & Conflict Resolution Course / Bangkok
  • 2011 / Selected Finalist / Foto8 Summer Show / Bangladesh
  • 2009 / Selected Finalist / Reportage Photo Festival
  • 2010 / Winner / Magnum Fremantle Workshop
  • 2010 / Nominee / Black and White Spider Awards / Jaipur
  • 2010 / Nominee / International Colour Awards / Mongolia
  • 2009 / Winner / Association of Photographers Open Award / Mongolia
  • 2009 / Honorable Mention / International Photography Awards / Mongolia
  • 2009 / Selected Finalist / Luis Valtuena Humanitarian Photography Award / Mongolia
  • 2009 / Selected Finalist / The Press Photographers Year / Mongolia
  • 2009 / Selected Finalist / Foto8 Summer Show / Mongolia
  • 2009 / Nominee / International Colour Awards / Afghanistan
  • 2007 / Selected Finalist / The Press Photographers Year/ Congo
  • 2005 / Selected Finalist / Association of Photographers Document / Afghanistan
  • 2002 / Selected Finalist / Sunday Times Ian Parry Award / Palestine
  • 2001 / Selected Finalist / Sunday times Ian Parry Award / Uganda