AAP just announced the expansion of its photographic team with the aim of building an enhanced sport and news image service.
Meet the AAP Photos elite sports photography team.
A leading and widely respected photographic executive with 30 years of media experience in the UK, US and Australia. Neil spent two decades as a photographer for newspapers, magazines and a picture agency overseas. He shot for Fairfax publications before joining News Corp in photographic management roles in Adelaide and Sydney.
A respected photographic executive and former Getty Images Vice President (Asia) is joining AAP as Head of Strategic Partnerships. "We have a plan to take something very strong and make it even stronger. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with AAP. It’s very exciting as AAP is investing heavily to grow and expand to deliver editorial and commercial clients an unrivalled photographic service.”
Scott Barbour is a multi-award-winning photographer, previously working for Getty Images for twenty years based out of their Australian and UK offices. He has covered a variety of assignments - from terror attacks in the UK, the Middle East and Asia, the 2005 Asian Tsunami, the British Royal family and the Olympic Games. He has won over fifty photographic awards including recently the last two Walkley Award for Sports Photography consecutively.
Vince is the country's leading horse racing photographer. His creative skills, unrivalled passion, and contacts in the industry make him simply part of the fabric of the horse racing industry. He also has over 20 years of experience shooting a variety of other elite global sports. He has covered multiple Olympics and FIFA World Cups, Australian Open Tennis Grand Slams and Formula 1 Grand Prix’s, plus hundreds of AFL, NRL, Cricket and A-League matches - winning multiple awards and nominations for his images.
Born and raised in Germany, Lukas relocated to Australia in 2010 and became a staff photographer with AAP in 2013. Prior to moving to Australia, he worked for agencies in Germany specialising in Reportage and Sports photography. He holds a Masters in Political Science and has covered 2 Olympic Games, 2 FIFA World Cups and 6 different Prime Ministerships. Lukas is a dual Walkley Award winner and finds shooting sport eerily similar to shooting politics.
Multiple award winner, Michael is an elite sports photographer who has covered over 20 Melbourne Cups and Australian Open Tennis tournaments - plus over 25 AFL Grand Finals, various Olympic and Commonwealth games and countless other key sporting events. His pictures have dominated the front and back pages of many publications. He has a unique ability to always capture the key moments and newsworthy angles. With his extensive knowledge and experience, Michael will help nurture our talent at AAP and help focus us on delivering the best quality and most comprehensive coverage across all events.
Darren England has been a photographer since 1988 working for News Corporation and Getty Images before joining the staff of Australian Associated Press in 2017. During his career, he has covered the 2000 Olympics, Commonwealth Games, the 2003 Rugby World Cup, the British and Irish Lions Rugby tours of Australia and numerous Ashes cricket matches and State of Origin games. Since joining the staff of AAP, he has covered the 2019 Federal Election, the 2017 Queensland State Election and the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Dan began his career working for winter sports magazines for commercial and advertising clients in 1999. In 2009 he moved into News and Sport for AAP as a freelance and was a finalist in the News Photography category of the Walkley Awards in 2012. He joined AAP as a full-time staff photographer in 2013 and has covered numerous Winter Olympics and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and Gold Coast. He has also covered multiple NRL Grand Finals and State of Origin games. His work has taken him overseas to the Middle East, where he was embedded with the Australian Defence Force and he covered the MH-17 disaster from The Netherlands. He is a creative photojournalist who is driven to produce compelling work.
Dave joined AAP's Brisbane bureau in 2000. An all-round photographer with a natural affinity to sports coverage. Career highlights comprise of covering numerous Olympic Games, Rugby and Soccer World Cups and news events from the downing of MH-17 in Ukraine, to natural disasters/unrest in the Pacific Islands.
Dean has been a photojournalist for 30 years. He started working for Australian Associated Press in 1999 and was awarded the 2018 Nikon Walkley Press Photographer of the Year. Over the past 20 years, Dean has covered six Olympic Games, 4 Commonwealth Games, The Ashes, Football World Cup, Rugby World Cup. His passion for covering sport is equalled by his passion for covering news. Dean has covered unrest in East Timor and the Solomon Islands along with floods, bush fires and droughts. An assignment to Antarctica for the 100th anniversary of Mawson’s Landing has been a career highlight.
David joined AAP in 2017 after 25 years as a freelance photographer in Sydney and Adelaide. He was named the AIPP South Australian Editorial photographer of the year in 2005 and 2006. Career highlights include David Hicks’ return to Australia in 2008, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 2012 and Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s tour of Iraq in 2018.
Dan started his career in the mid-'90s, covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and politics in Jerusalem, Israel. He joined AAP in 2005. Some of his career highlights include the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympic games, 2010 Delhi Commonwealth games, 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba (Israel, 2017) and anything involving outback Australia and indigenous affairs.
Mick Tsikas worked for AAP from 2002-2008, where he won a Walkley Award for his coverage of the Bali 9. he now has worked for AAP from 2015 till present in the Canberra and Sydney bureaus. Career highlights include the Boxing Day tsunami in Aceh and the Christchurch mosque murders.
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