Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Mervyn Bishop

Mervyn Bishop (1945) is an Australian news and documentary photographer. 

Joining The Sydney Morning Herald as a cadet in 1962 or 1963, he was the first Aboriginal Australian to work on a metropolitan daily newspaper and one of the first Aboriginal Australians to become a professional photographer. In 1971, four years after completing his cadetship, he was named Australian Press Photographer of the Year.

He has continued to work as a photographer and lecturer. Bishop is a member of the Murri people.

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