photojournalism - production stills - live performances
My Work Production Stills Photojournalism Black and White Live Performances Landscapes and Others

Professional-quality photojournalistic and documentary photography, without the cost, and made freely available. View my work on Flickr.

Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

If no-one covers or documents an event, did it ever happen?

While public events such as large protests and actions are almost always covered by the media and a whole range of different creative types including freelancers and amateurs practicing photography and videography - it's often the case that the work of professional photojournalists and videographers isn't made freely and widely available. While the quality of output from non-professional artists can vary widely.

This poses a significant problem for unfunded and not-for-profit groups and independent media outlets publishing student journalists, among others, who want high-quality images but are restrained by often prohibitive licensing fees.

With me, you get a professional quality output and an extensive body of work that is made freely available (under a Creative Commons Attribution license), and it's not just shot from a distance with a long-focal length either. I'm never far away from the thick of the action, which allows me to truly capture the energy and emotion of the event.

From climate change and environmental activism, refugee justice, workers rights, First Australians' justice, and everything in between - I regularly cover such actions in the Melbourne and Geelong areas for free and will continue to do so. Requests to cover actions outside of these areas will incur a small fee to cover expenses incurred.

Print ready image files for personal use as well as wider physical print distribution can be produced for a small fee (starting from $50 per image). I also welcome donations from those who can afford it.


Groups who've used my work

Note that the below list is by no means exhaustive.

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© Matt Hrkac 2011 - 2021 | ABN: 55 481 801 961

In the spirit of reconciliation I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community on which I live and work. I pay my sincerist respects to all Elders past and present. I live on unceded lands of the Wathaurong (Wadda Wurrung) People of the Kulin Nation.