About

Amanda James  is an independant Sydney photographer, and owner of James Photographic Services Est. in 1994.

The office sits on Cadigal Wangal land.

Commissioned  by Federal, State and Local governments,  corporates and the NGO sector for over 20 years, Amanda is a people focussed photographer with an interest in social justice, ethical representations of marginalised groups and a large client base in  Aboriginal, Torres Strait and Australian South Sea Islander organisations.

"Amanda James is a trusted and longstanding contributor to the Koori Mail, Australia's only wholly Aboriginal owned and controlled fortnightly Indigenous newspaper. She is well regarded within the Koori community, especially, but also further a field given her coverage of many significant national Indigenous events. A true pro, Amanda is able to put virtually any subject at ease and has an eye for capturing images destined to become iconic. Amanda's results speak for themselves – wonderful photos of our people."
Kirstie Parker, Managing Editor, Koori Mail

Specialising  in health and education campaigns and resources, corporate portraiture, live performance and events, international incentive groups and annual reports.

Clients include :   NSW Health, Cancer Institute NSW, NSW Family and Community Services, DEEWR, Sydney Opera House, Australian Writers Guild, Musica Viva, Australia Council for the Arts, PIAC (Public Interest Advocacy Council), Global Rock Challenge, UNSW Social Policy Research Centre, NSW Teachers Federation, Inner West Sydney Medicare Local, Community Childcare Co-Op, NSW Dept of Environment and Heritage, Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Kia USA, ID Meetings and Events, Q Theatre Company,  NTSCorp, Archie Roach Management, GJC Vibe, The Deadly Awards, NAISDA, Koori Mail

Career highlights :

  • finalist 2007 National Portrait Gallery Photographic Prize
  • finalist and highly commended 2009 Sydney Life Photographic Prize
  • semi finalist 2012 Moran Photographic Prize
  • selector Head On Photography Festival 2012-2013  
  • co-producer Cross Projections 2006-2013  ​

Amanda is widely exhibited, conducts photographic workshops for schools, youth and community groups and works personally in the area of social documentary.

 Documentary Projects:

  • Knockout "Grassroots Aboriginal Rugby League in NSW" 1996-ongoing
  • Represent "contemporary Aboriginal Tattooing"  2010-ongoing
  • From Tweed to Tanna "rediscovering South Sea Islander family" 2000-ongoing

 

2013 sees Amanda James and Karen Steains birth a unique photo library - Fifty Fifty Images.

More info www.fiftyfiftyimages.com.au 

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