Heidi Woodman

I am a Melbourne baed documentary & portrait photographer and visual storyteller.

Much of my work takes an in-depth look at issues related to the marginalised and disenfranchised, particularly in developing countries. Increasingly my work has focussed on the issue of identity. From the very broad sense of national identity through to deeply individual concept of personal identity, particularly for people in the face of difficult and de-humanising situations.

My background is finance and economics, having worked in the city of London for six years as a trader after graduating from university. Disillusioned by the many injustices that surrounded me, I decided to leave to follow my passion for photography, writing and social causes.

I now hold a Masters in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism from the University of Westminster. I have worked with a number of local and international NGO's for many years, dealing with, amongst other issues: domestic and sexual violence against women; homelessness; sex trafficking and disaster relief aid.


Lensculture Visual Storytelling Awards 2014, Finalist, Open

Photobook 2014 - Griffin Museum of Photography and Davis Orton Gallery : 

'GOLD FEVER' was selected as one of the 20 winning books to be exhibited at both the Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, New York and the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester for Photobook 2014 - an annual international competition selecting the best self-published photobooks.

SALON/14 - Photofusion -  'Kojo' from the series Gold Fever

FOTO39- Selected for 'Gold Fever' book




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