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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.

Solo Exhibitions

2015Sydney'The Icesheet Project' Australian Centre for Photography
2015London'Recent Work' Hamiltons Gallery
2014Sydney'Topophilia' (The Icesheet Project) Annandale Galleries
2013Melbourne'Topophilia' (The Icesheet Project) ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne
2012Bierut'Salt' Art Factum
2012London'Hector' Hamiltons Gallery
2012Freemantle'Salt' Foto Freo
2011Sydney'Hector' Annandale Galleries
2011Sydney'Salt' Australian Centre for Photography
2011Melbourne'Trace' Arc One Gallery
2009London'Salt' Hamiltons Gallery
2009Melbourne'Salt' Arc One Gallery
2009Adelaide'Salt' Adelaide Festival Centre
2007Sydney'Salt' Lake Eyre Photographs 2006-07, Boutwell Draper Gallery
2007London'Salt' Lake Eyre Photographs - Hamiltons Gallery
2007Sydney'The Biscuit Factory' - Museum of Sydney
2006Shanghai'Landscape', Eastlink Gallery
2006Sydney'Salt' Lake Eyre Photographs 2005 - Boutwell Draper Gallery

Group Exhibitions

2014London Paris Photo, Hamiltons Gallery
2014Adelaide SAMSTAG, 'Luminous Worlds'
2014QueenslandQueensland Centre For Contemporary Photography - 'QFP5'
2013Sydney Annandale Gallery, POLYSEME
2012Waurn PondsDeakin University - 'Shadow Lands'
2012QueenslandQueensland Centre For Contemporary Photography - 'Geomorphometries'
2011Sydney Blake Prize Finalists, Sydney and Regional Touring Exhibition
2010ChinaPinyao International Photography Festival
2010London Paris Photo, Hamiltons Gallery
2010VictoriaNational Gallery of Victoria - 'Stormy Weather' Contemporary Landscape Photography'
2010BooragulLake Macquarie Regional Gallery - 'The Lake'
2009SydneyAustralian Centre for Photography - 'The Lake'
2008London Hamiltons Gallery, London
2008SydneyBoutwell Draper Gallery Sydney
2007SydneyABN Amro 'Emergent' Finalists Exhibition
2006London Paris Photo, Hamiltons Gallery
2006Shanghai Eastlink Gallery, 'Landscape'
2006SydneyAustralian Photographers Gallery - 'Head On'
2004Canberra National Portrait Gallery, 'Masters of Fare'
National Gallery of Victoria
Commonwealth Bank Collection
Myer Collection
ABN Amro Collection
Macquarie Bank Collection
National Portrait Gallery of Australia
Sir Elton John Collection
Valentino Collection
2014FinalistMoran PrizeSydney
2014FinalistJosephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award
2013FinalistFoxtel Documentary PrizeSydney Film Festival - 'Nothing On Earth' Documentary Film
2013FinalistHead On Landscape PrizeSydney
2013WinnerPhotography Acheivment AwardACMP, Sydney
2012FinalistJosephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award
2011FinalistBlake PrizeSydney
2010WinnerLandscape CategoryAustralia's Top Photographer Awards
2010Winner'Best Cinematography'Byron Bay Film Festival
2010WinnerJury PrizeNational Geographic Award, Flickerfest
2010WinnerJury PrizeTrento Mountain Film Festival
2010WinnerExcellence in CinematographyBig Sky Documentary Film Festival
2010WinnerCreative Excellence Award'Banff Mountain Film Festival'
2009Winner'Best Documentary Short' for 'SALT'International Documentary Association LA
2009Winner'Golden Frog' Grand PrixShort Documentary for 'SALT' CameraImage
2009Winner'Best Australian Short Film'Melbourne International Film Festival
2009Winner'Special Jury Prize'Silverdocs AFI/Discovery Channel
2009Winner'Best Documentary Short'Atlanta Film Festival
2009WinnerBest Short DocumentaryFilm Critic's Circle Australia
2009FinalistAustralian Documentary PrizeSydney Film Festival
2009NominationAFI AwardsBest Documentary Short
2009NominationAFI AwardsBest Cinematography Documentary Short
2009FinalistLandscape CategoryAustralia's Top Photographers
2008FinalistArt and Landscape CategoriesAustralia's Top Photographers
2008FinalistArt CategoryAustralia's Top Photographers
2008WinnerABN AMRO 'Emergent' Art PrizePeoples Choice Award
2007FinalistABN AMRO 'Emergent' Art PrizePeoples Choice Award
2006FinalistArchitecture CategoryAustralia's Top Photographers