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After a fantastic first Head On Spotlight with Roger Ballen last month, we are excited to present this month’s Head On Spotlight with photojournalist Kate Geraghty.

Head On Spotlight is a series of monthly talks with photographers and industry experts with free exclusive entry for Head On members. Become a member now.

Join us this month, 5 August, as Kate discusses her career and experiences as a documentary photographer, often in sites of conflict and trauma. 

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Kate Geraghty is an Australian photojournalist with The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, covering daily news and news feature projects both in Australia and overseas. Her career focus has been on the aftermath of conflicts and the plight of societies caught in the violence.

She has covered many world events, including the Bali Bombings, the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the war in Afghanistan, war in Lebanon, East Ukraine War including the downing of MH17, the aftermath of conflict in DRC’s North Kivu and Kasai regions, the liberation of Mosul from ISIS, the fall of ISIS in Syria and the Turkish military attacks in North-East Syria, documented Syrian refugees in Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan; the independence of South Sudan and the civil war, the aftermath of the tsunami in Aceh, the Refugee Crisis in Europe, the Gaza Flotilla, the drug wars in the Philippines, the plight of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, the Thai cave rescue, and most recently the bushfires in NSW and the impact of coronavirus COVID-19 in Sydney.

She is the proud recipient of several Walkley awards (Australian national journalism awards), most recently the 2017 Gold Walkley Award as well as the 2017 Nikon Walkley Press Photographer of the Year.



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