Rusty Stewart is a photojournalist and videographer with many years news and current affairs experience working for national and international newspapers, news agencies and magazines.
Originally from Northern Ireland now based in S.E. Asia, he is twice winner of the Provincial Press Photographer of the year Award in Northern Ireland, ( NIPPA ).
The United Nations Association of Australia has also selected his photography for inclusion in their annual Media Peace Prize Awards.
Assignments have included Northern Ireland, Bosnia, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, the Middle East, the Americas, East Timor’s transition to independence, and official photographer for H.H. The Dalai Lama’s tours to Australia in 2007 and 2008.
A national touring photographic exhibition and book followed his work in East Timor, and an exhibition of photographs showing daily life from both sides of the Israeli, Palestinian conflict is currently touring Australia.
More recently he has also focused on Community Cultural Development work within Australia for NGO’s, often with indigenous communities. Employers have included the Fred Hollows Foundation, The Torch Project, ICRC, and Amnesty International among others.
Over the last five years he has led documentary film and stills projects to deliver outcomes with the Yolngu and Jawoyn communities of Arnhem Land, the Barkindji communities of Northwest Victoria the Gunditjmara communities of Southwest Victoria, and the Ngaanyatjarra Communities in the western deserts of Australia.