David Dare Parker

Stills Photographer | Photojournalist | Photography Exhibition at Heart

Walkley Award winning photojournalist, David Dare Parker has photographed for many national and international magazines throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Australasia. Publications include LeMonde, Stern, Focus, Australian Geographic, The Bulletin, The New York Times, Fortune, The Guardian and TIME Magazine. He is featured in the Australian War Memorial book ‘Contact’ – Australian War Photographers and WAR: Degree South.

Recent projects include coverage of Timor-Leste’s struggle to gain independence and Indonesia’s first steps towards democracy. In January 2002 he was asked to co-ordinate a safety awareness course for Afghan Journalists in Peshawar, Pakistan for the International Federation of Journalists. During April and May of 2003 he was the Official War Photographer for the Australian War Memorial during Operation Falconer in the Middle East, the first time an Official Photographer had been assigned by the AWM since the Korean War.

During 2004 he was appointed journalist in residence at Murdoch University. He has also worked extensively in film, television and the performing arts. Clients include Perth Theatre Company, Black Swan Theatre, the WA Opera Company, Bell Shakespeare Company, ABC TV and Film Australia.

As a film industry production stills photographer, recent credits include Cloudstreet, Underbelly Razor, Bikie Wars: Brothers In Arms, Underbelly Badness, Redfern Now, An Accidental Soldier, The Turning, Son of a Gun, Kill Me Three Times, Paper Planes, Love Child 2, Hiding, Down Under, Jasper Jones, Whiteley, Breath, Rams, I Met a Girl, H is for Happiness and Mystery Road Series 2.

He is a co-founder of Australia’s Reportage Festival, was a Director of FotoFreo Photographic Festival, a Walkley Advisory Board Member and an Ambassador for Nikon Australia. He is a member of the collective °SOUTH and the SMPSP: The Society of Motion Picture Stills Photographers. Recently he won the documentary category at the 2018 Australian Photography Awards and the Best Feature Photographic Essay at the 2018 WA Media Awards.