Biography

Meg Hewitt was born in 1973 in Sydney, Australia and formally studied sculpture, painting and temporal media. She took up photography in 2010 and since then has been selected as a finalist in the Moran Prize for Contemporary Photography, the Head On Prize, the Lensculture Street Photography Awards and the Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women as well as being awarded a silver medal from the Prix de la Photographie, Paris.

Meg’s work was recently exhibited during the Rencontres d'Arles Voies off program in France and in group shows at San Francisco Cameraworks, Depot Gallery, Project 504, 10x8 Gallery, The State Library of NSW and the Australian Centre of Photography. In 2016 she exhibited part of the series 'Tokyo Is Yours' at Place M Gallery in Tokyo Japan. In July 2017 Tokyo Is Yours the book was launched as a limited edition in Arles, France.

Prizes and Awards

2017 Finalist Head On Landscape Prize, Semi Finalist Head On Portrait Prize

2016 Finalist in the Lensculture International Street Photography Awards

2016 Second Prize for 'Tokyo Is Yours', series for a book, PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris - Silver Medal

2015 Finalist in the Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women, Brightspace, Melbourne, Australia

2011 Finalist in the Moran Contemporary Photographic prize, State Library of NSW, Sydney, Australia

Recent Exhibitions

2017 Tokyo Is Yours at Voies Off, les rencontres d'arles 4 July to 9 July

2016 Group exhibition at San Francisco Cameraworks, Lensculture Street Photography Awards

2016 A selection from 'Tokyo Is Yours'  at The Photography Room, Canberra

2016 SQ1 at ARO gallery, inaugural group show by Square One Studios, William St, Sydney

2016 Coterie, curated by Sandy Edwards, Head On Photo Festival, Depot Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2016 Punctum, Gallery Place M, Tokyo Japan

2016 In Residence Group Show, Depot Gallery, Sydney Australia

2015 CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

2015 Stonevilla Christmas Show, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Sydney

2014 October Unseen, curated by Sandy Edwards, 10x8 gallery, Sydney, Australia

2014 Mira Cuba - Group Show, 10x8 gallery, Chippendale, Sydney, Australia

2013 The China Project - Meg Hewitt and Paul McDonald, Airport North Gallery, Head On Photo Festival 

2011 Touring Exhibition of  Moran Prize Finalists,  Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, Western Australia and Royal South Australian Society of Art Gallery, South Australia.

2011 Mardi Gras Phototeam, Australian Centre of Photography, Paddington, Head On Photo Festival

Upcoming Exhibitions

2017 Tokyo Is Yours at Ballarat International Foto Biennale Fringe 19 August to 17 September

2018 Tokyo Is Yours at Kodoji, Shinjuku, Tokyo April 2- April 14

Publications and Reviews

2017 Hannah Watsons top 5 from Arles - BJP

2017 Feature on British Journal of Photography - Photobook - Tokyo Is Yours

2017 Good2b - review of the exhibition in Arles - Spanish

2017 FP Magazine - review of the exhibition in Arles - Italian

2017 Lensculture -Seeking Sense through Street Photography

2017 Photodust - Tokyo Is Yours

2017 L'oeil de la photographie - review of the exhibtion in Arles

2016 Feature on LensCulture - Tokyo Is Yours

2016 P3 Publico - Portuguese News - Tokyo Is Yours

2016 The Cover - Chinese Newspaper - Tokyo Is Yours

2016 awalkinthestreet.com - 6 photographers that have inspired photographer Adam Bennett in 2015  

2015 Maggie Diaz Photo Prize Exhibition Review by Kirsten Rann - Man with a Giraffe from Tokyo Is Yours

Other Education and Experience

2016-2017 Assistant to Magnum photographer Jacob Aue Sobol in Copenhagen, Denmark

2012-2014 Founding Director, 10x8 gallery, Sydney, Australia

2011 Certificate IV in Photoimaging, Sydney Institute of Technology

2000-2004 National Art School, major in painting and sculpture, East Sydney