ABOUT

Trent Mitchell is an Australian photographer who explores the value of connection to the living world through the dynamic intersection of nature, people and places.

Trent balances personal work and commissions with a unique authenticity and intuition. He reveals unrepeatable moments from life that speak a sense of timelessness. It’s Trent’s unwavering curiosity, contemporary eye and sensitivity towards his subject that keeps the viewer wanting more.

His personal work has garnered multiple accolades over his photographic career, including the coveted Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, an International Photography Award and a Nikon Australian Surf Photo of the Year. A selection of his works have been exhibited in solo and group shows internationally and acquired into the Australian Parliament House Art Collection. Trent has also self-published two award winning, limited edition photo books.

Fuelled by design thinking and a nature to question, Trent’s future involves pushing contemporary photography into undiscovered places.


CLIENTS

Google / Garmin International / Red Bull International / Telstra / Commonwealth Bank / Balter Brewery / 2XU / Leica Australia / Nikon Australia / Patagonia / FCS / Reef / Renault / Rusty Womens / New Balance / Lulu Lemon Athletica / Surf Stitch / Bellroy / Moana Bikini / Rip Curl / Surf Dive ‘n’ Ski / Kellogg’s Australia / Freestyle Watches / Rhythm Garments / Urge Footwear


AWARDS

2019
Finalist - Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize
Finalist - Sony World Photography Awards | Sport
Finalist - Nikon Australian Surf Photo of the year
Nominee – Joop Swart Master Class

2018
Winner - Nikon Australian Surf Photo of the year
Finalist - Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize
Finalist - Australian Life Photographic Prize
Third – International Photography Awards | People
Third – International Photography Awards | Sport Editorial

2017
Honourable Mention x 5 – International Photography Awards | Fine Art
Honourable Mention x 3 – International Photography Awards | One Shot

2016
Finalist - Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize

2015
Winner - Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize
Finalist x 2 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize
Finalist – Head On Landscape Prize
Semi-Finalist - Head On Portrait Prize
Finalist – Nikon Australian Surf Photo of the year

2014
Winner - Desktop Magazine | Create Awards
Honourable Mention – International Photography Awards | Fine Art Books
Finalist – Nikon Australian Surf Photo of the year

2013
Nominee – Framed Awards – Sports photographer of the year
Semi-Finalist – Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize
Winner x 3 – PhotoShoot Awards – Oceans

2012
Winner – International Photography Awards | Special
Third place – International Photography Awards | People
Semi-finalist – Moran Contemporary Photography Prize
Winner – The Galley Club Annual Awards | Chasing the Curve

2011
Winner – Capture Magazine | Emerging Photographer of the Year | Overall
Winner – Capture Magazine | Emerging Photographer of the Year | Portrait
Finalist – Nikon Australian Surf Photo of the year
Semi-finalist – Moran Contemporary Photography Prize

2010
Winner – Capture Magazine’s Emerging Photographer of the Year | Sport
Finalist – Moran Contemporary Photography Prize
Finalist – Nikon Australian Surf Photo of the year

2009
Winner – Essence of Australia Photography Comp
Finalist – Moran Contemporary Photography Prize
Finalist – Nikon Australian Surf Photo of the year



EXHIBITIONS

2019
Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize | Group exhibition | Juniper Hall

2018
Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize | Group exhibition | Juniper Hall
Australian Life Photographic Prize | Group exhibition | Hyde Park

2017
Australia. Seriously? | Solo exhibition | The Moran Gallery

2016
Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize | Group exhibition
Australia. Seriously? | Solo exhibition | Juniper Hall
This time it's Personal | Group exhibition | Sun Studios
Volume One | Group exhibition | Red Sea Gallery
Northern Light | Group exhibition | Manly Art Gallery

2015
Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize | Group exhibition
Head-On landscape Prize | Group exhibition

2012
Asymbol Gallery | Group exhibition
Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize | Group exhibition

2010
The Unseen | Solo exhibition | Concrete Crayons Gallery
Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize | Group exhibition

2009
Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize | Group exhibition


BOOKS
Chasing the Curve: a Portrait of the Sea | 2011
Above/Below | 2013