Bio

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Sydney in 1970, Murray Fredericks is a photographer and cinematographer whose work has been acquired by major public and private collections around the world. Murray's commercial clients include international brands and agencies, tourism bodies, hotels, architects, designers and developers.

His first cinematography credit on the documentary 'Salt' (which he co-directed) won over 14 international awards. Salt was screened at over 50 festivals, on ABC1 and PBS in the USA.

Initially photographing solely for exhibition, Murray discovered that he was well equipped to start working as a commercial photographer. The commercial work provided the funding for his personal projects that were constantly increasing in complexity and ambition. Since 1999, Murray has worked successfully both 'artist' and 'commercial photographer' with both facets of his career supporting the other.

Murray's work is regularly exhibited at Hamiltons Gallery in London, and Arc 1 Gallery in Melbourne. His work has been shown twice at the Louvre as part of Paris Photo, in Shanghai and in many locations including the National Gallery of Victoria and the National Portrait Gallery in Australia. His work sits in major public and private and corporate collections including the NGV, National Portrait Gallery, Elton John, Valentino, ABN Amro and Macquarie Bank Collections.

Murray has won numerous awards for his work. In 2010 he was peer-voted Australian Landscape Photographer of the year and has been finalist in Australia's Top Photographer Awards five times. He was awarded the prestigious 'Golden Frog' for cinematography and nominated for an AFI award for cinematography in 2009.

Murray is married to Francesca Fredericks and together they are raising four strong-willed boys. Murray completed a Masters of Art at COFA University of New South Wales in 2004 and is currently finishing an MFA also at COFA.