John Janson-Moore is an award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and visual artist working across a broad spectrum of media.
His photography is diverse, encompassing portraiture, documentary and conceptual art.
In 2013, he won the Moran Prize for Contemporary Photography, Australia’s foremost photographic prize, and a semi-finalist in 2018. In 2016, John was selected as a finalist in the Head On Portrait Prize as part of the biggest photographic festival in Australia. He is a triple finalist for the Percival Photographic Portrait Prize.
His photography has been featured in The Guardian , The Conversation and The Neighourhood newspapers.John is also a highly experienced director, producer and writer of documentaries, drama and short films. His work has seen him produce a range of creative media content, from broadcast television to the web.His film and television work centres around character driven narratives that explore and illuminate the human condition, with an emphasis on irresistible story telling and drama at its heart. He wrote and directed 'Not In My House', a series of dramatized shorts which won an ATOM Award in 2012, while his film ‘Kidnapped!’ made its world premiere at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, in competition for the Silver Wolf Award. 'Kidnapped!' was supported by the Sundance Foundation (USA) and the Japan Foundation. John has worked widely in broadcast television, including with the ABC and SBS in Australia.
John’s artistic work traverses a precarious line between documentary and fiction, exploring the notion of 'truth' in people's personal, social and public lives. His practice is placed within the media arts, situated media and photomedia contexts.
John's film, photographic and art works have been exhibited extensively both in Australia and internationally. His work is currently held by the State Library of New South Wales as a part of the Pandora Archive, a joint venture with the National Library of Australia. He holds a Doctorate in Creative Arts from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).