about

Pedro Greig AAIPP is a multi-award-winning photographer, visual artist, film director and music composer. Known as a creative jack-in-a-box, he takes a very hands on, multi-disciplinary approach to each of his projects whilst employing a wide array of styles and techniques.


Pedro's work has appeared in many hardcover books and magazines, exhibited in Sydney Opera House and Times Square NYC, and has been collected for the State Library of NSW historic archives twice. Canon has commissioned a collection of his panoramic images, permanently installed as large floor-to-ceiling prints in their Sydney HQ and Chifley Square showrooms. Since 2011, he has been Sydney Dance Company's resident Digital Artist. He travels regularly, and has worked on assignment in Africa, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand and North America.


His clients include Art Gallery of NSW // Australian Brandenburg Orchestra // Australian Chamber Orchestra // Canon // Circa // Commonwealth Bank // Destination NSW // Garmin // Kaldor Public Art Projects // Melbourne Recital Centre // National Geographic // Sydney Dance Company // Sydney Opera House // Sydney Theatre Company // Wings of Kilimanjaro // as well as individual projects with prominent artists Marina Abramovic, Mira Calix and Rafael Bonachela.


AWARDS
SILVER (Portrait) - Australian Professional Photography Awards 2017
SILVER (Portrait) - Australian Professional Photography Awards 2016
GOLD (Portrait) - Australian Professional Photography Awards 2015
SILVER (Portrait) - Australian Professional Photography Awards 2015
SILVER (Portrait) - Australian Professional Photography Awards 2015
SILVER (Illustrative) - NSW Professional Photography Awards 2015
SILVER (Portrait) - NSW Professional Photography Awards 2015
SILVER (Portrait) - NSW Professional Photography Awards 2015
SILVER (Illustrative) - Australian Professional Photography Awards 2014
SILVER (Portrait) - Australian Professional Photography Awards 2014
SILVER (Portrait) - Australian Professional Photography Awards 2014
SILVER (Campaign) - ADMA (2012)


HONOURS
Associate honours - Australian Institute of Professional Photography (2015)
Accredited - Australian Institute of Professional Photography (2014)


EXHIBITIONS & INSTALLATIONS
OCHO - photographic exhibition at Roslyn Packer Theatre, produced in collaboration with Rafael Bonachela and Sydney Dance Company (2017)
MEMENTO - solo photography and short film exhibition commissioned by Sydney Opera House (2012)
VIVID SYDNEY - Curator of the inaugural 'Wash Bay Light Walk' (2012)


BACKGROUND
Australian born, Pedro grew up on a farm in a small village (pop. 30) in the western NSW outback. He strongly believes it was this remote environment that gave him the resilliant, can-tackle-anything attitude that he carries into his work today.


Fast forward to 2010, while stepping away from a 13-year career as an Art Director in advertising, Pedro's arts career began when Australia Council for the Arts awarded him a 12-month residency with Sydney Dance Company under the Digital Arts Era program. The resulting body of work became the subject of case studies and educational programs in the Australian arts sector, culminating in Pedro being invited to lecture and host workshops at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum. Pedro has since been invited to talk at many creative industry events to discuss his creative process, critique and provide feedback on aspiring photographers' work, and run workshops.


In 2012, Pedro was the curator of VIVID Sydney's inaugural "Walsh Bay Arts Precinct Light Walk" - the southern hemisphere's largest arts festival that currently draws over 1.5 million visitors each year. The new walk included 14 sculptural light installations in Sydney's performing arts district, and extended the festival to be the largest in VIVID's history in both geographical size and number of artworks. To date, five sculptural works of Pedro's have been exhibited at VIVID Sydney.


Within 18 months of taking up photography professionally, Sydney Opera House commissioned Pedro to hold a solo photography and short film exhibition in their foyers. The acclaimed exhibition, titled MEMENTO, was a huge success and secured his position as a highly sought after talent both locally and internationally.


Pedro's latest book appearances include MATICEVSKI: THE ELEGANT REBEL (Thames & Hudson, 2017), ONE LIFE (See Me Group, 2012), and Jonathan Jones: barrangal dyara (skin and bones) (Thames & Hudson, 2016) which included an exclusive 32-page photographic spread.


You can keep up to date with Pedro through his Instagram profile: instagram.com/pedrogreig