Tuesday, August 17, 2021


Welcome to my work as a Community Photographer. I approach my work as a form of social documentary, capturing the lives and faces of people. I also document social gatherings from political rallies to friends parties. I exhibit and share my work both online and in public space.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are advised that this collection includes images of deceased persons. They are published with deep respect and gratitude for the opportunity to photograph them.
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Sunday, March 7, 2021

Celebrating International Women's Day 2021


Celebrating Women Through My Lens

To celebrate International Women's Day 2021 I have published a random selection of 100 images of women taken though my lens. This collection reflects diversity. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are advised that this collection includes images of  deceased persons. They are published with deep respect.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Celebrating An Innovate Reconciliation Plan

During 2020 I was invited to provide a series of images for the Archdiocese of Brisbane Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan.

The launch of the RAP was held at the Cathedral of St Stephen in November 2020 with  a cultural welcome ceremony conducted by Tribal experiences.

This was the second RAP Plan to which I had contributed photography from my collection. The first was the Micah Projects RAP plan.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

: People and Personalities

My album of People and Personalities explores the diversity of those who appear in front f my lens. These images feature portraits of those I have met in community and cultural settings from celebrities  to the suburban.

Here is a sample of the people and personalities that hav ebeen on the other side of my lens

Monday, April 10, 2017

Neighbours on the Boundary Exhibition

This exhibition celebrates Neighbour Day 2017 on 26th March. It features people for whom Boundary Street is a neighbourhood of life, work, relaxation, shopping , celebration, and friendships. 

Boundary Street is a neighbourhood that embraces diversity. Shopfronts tell stories of the old and new cultures that have made a home here. Private homes and public space sit side by side. Street signs tell the histo ry of a colonial presence on ancient land of the Jagera and Turrbal peoples 

This exhibition is running conjunction with an online exhibition

Tony Robertson is a Brisbane photographer whose works in the tradition of social documentary and storytelling. His folio of images includes, political rallies, cultural celebrations and memorials for bereaved communities.

Monday, October 24, 2016

October 2016 Collection

How can photography add to welcome for new and emerging communities in our suburbs? My work and passion take me into festivals, community celebratiosn, religious gatherings and cultural opportunities that allow me to capture faces of diversity. 
The publication and sharing of these images is an important project that puts cultural diversity in the public square. The highlight of today's Welcome Fest was the exchamge of greetings and gifts between the First Nations Elders and Leaders. from New Communities in Brisbane.
#welcomefest #welcomefest2016 #mda #refugees

I love the opportunity to explore our public and private buildings durng this "Open House" weekend. One of the features of St John's Anglican Cathedral is that itis still being completed so each visit unveils a new aspect of the building. By strange conincidence this year both the Catholic and Anglican Cathedrals were wrapped in scaffolding. This provided another persective beyond the neat tourist shots of clean lines and neat landscapes. 

The other aspect of religious buildings that makes them fascinating for events like this is that they are living spaces with life happening around and within. On Saturday for example there were two wedding groups at the Cathedral of St Stepehn that provided some colour and pazzaz to my images. 
#brisbaneopenhouse #brisbaneopenhouse2016 http://brisbaneopenhouse.com.au/ 

We Walk Together for those who are unable to walk freely from detention centres.
We Walk Together for those whose journey to freedom has been thwarted by cruelty and injustice.
We Walk Together for people seekiing refuge and asylum who have been demonised and betrayed.
We Walk Together to confront the political inertia that leaves people languishing in detention centres.
We are the faces of compassion and welcome.
We are the voices of justice and human dignity
We are the community of welcome and acceptance.

Since 2007 the West End Community have gathered under the Dornoch Bridge in Boundary Steet to race into the main strip of the suburb on wheels of every description.
The Kurilpa Derby began as the Whellchair Derby inspired and led by the late Aunty Malinjarli Dillon. In the weeks leading up to the 2016 Kurilpa Derby West End's beloved "Aunty" passed away.
By way of acknowledgement and respect members of Aunty Malinjarli's family and friends led the parade this year carrying a favourite portrait.
These images capture the colour, the creativity and the people who bring life, colour and community to West End.