Anthony Dawton is an award winning commercial photographer, winning the Fuji Industrial Photographer of the Year. Amongst others, his clients have included Mercedes Benz, J Walter Thompson, Tetrapak, the BBC, British Gas and his work has been published in the British newspapers the Guardian and the Independent. Anthony was photographer in resident for the iconic arts magazine Funoon Arabia. His overseas clients include the Monte Carlo Opera House, the Louvre, the Museum of Iraq, Xenal Industries, Saudi Arabia as well as the Government of Oman.
He was one of six photographers to be featured in Australian CCP exhibition that toured South East Asia for twelve months in 2010. Images from a UNICEF/Al Madad project in Niger were selected to exhibit at the 2009 Sony World Photographic Awards, in Cannes. Anthony Dawton has been a contributing photographer to the The Silent Witnesses book series, Kashmir’s Children The Silent Witnesses of the Earthquake and Desert Faces, The Silent Witnesses of the Niger Drought. Photographs taken in Gaza in 2011, formed a part of the Children of Gaza Exhibition that toured the Middle East and Europe.
In 2015 Anthony Dawton (with Jim McFarlane) spent nine days in the Zaatari refugee camp, then the largest refugee camp in the world, on the Jordan/Syrian border. From their time spent there they produced a body of work (http://hotelzaatari.co/) of stills and film made in collaboration with the refugees, reflecting their perceptions and feelings of being displaced and away from the homes they longed to return to.
In 2018 Anthony (again with Jim) photographed (and filmed) the Syrian refugee camps in the Bekaa Valley, the subject of the current on-line exhibition. They also filmed and photographed the pupils and families of the Kanafani schools in the Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut.
Anthony lectures in London on photography and counts Lewis Hines, Marc Garange, Michael Duane and Jim Goldberg as important influences on his work and approach to photography.
Jim McFarlane is an Australian based photographer who has worked commercially for over 35 years. His expertise covers a wide range of subjects including food, dance, people and annual reports. Jim’s food photography is seen on a vast range of food packaging and appeared in the Sunday Herald-Sun (Sydney) every week for 7 years. The Australian Ballet has used Jim extensively for advertising and editorial work including overseas work in China and Japan. Jim has been awarded by The Melbourne Art Director’s Club and received the Oriental Fine Print award. Companies and organisations that have engaged Jim include BHP Billiton, Esso, Visa card, Heinz, Edgell, Nestle, McCormick Foods, Birds Eye, John West, The Australian Opera, Leggo’s, Mazda, Price Waterhouse and The National Bank. Jim’s work is also included in the collection of the Australian National Library.
Images from a UNICEF/Al Madad project in Niger were selected to show at the 2009 Sony World Photographic Awards, in Cannes.
Photographs taken in Gaza in 2011, formed a part of the Children of Gaza Exhibition that toured the Middle East and Europe.
In 2018 Jim (again with Anthony ) photographed (and filmed) the Syrian refugee camps in the Bekaa Valley, the subject of the current on-line exhibition. They also filmed and photographed the pupils and families of the Kanafani schools in the Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut.
Jim has taught art photography at Australia’s leading art college, Deakin University, Melbourne as well as the Victorian College of Arts. He lists his formative influences as: Lee Freidlander, Eugene Smith, Irving Penn, Pep Bonet and Bill Brandt.
Giuseppe Aquili was born in 1974 in Ancona, Italy. He studied Photography at the Experimental Design Centre in Ancona where he was influenced by the Marché photographer Mario Giacomelli and Pep Bonet as well as the artists Egon Schiele and Alberto Giacometti. He worked in Italy for several years before coming to England in 1999 where he has involved in projects to Oman, Albania and Nigeria as well as in the UK. Images from a UNICEF/Al Madad project photographed in Niger were selected to show at the 2009 Sony World Photographic Awards, in Cannes, as well as on the UN calendar. Giuseppe has recently returned to Italy.