About Fabian Muir

Fabian Muir is an award-winning Australian photographer. The principal motivation behind his projects and practice is visual storytelling with a focus on humanist issues.

He is an Eddie Adams alumnus (USA) and represented by Michael Reid in Sydney and Berlin.

His images have featured in major solo and group exhibitions and festivals around the world and have been acquired by numerous significant collections. His fine art series addressing social challenges and injustice confronting refugees, entitled 'Blue Burqa in a Sunburnt Country' (2014) and 'Urban Burqa' (2017), as well as his two-year survey of daily life in the DPRK (North Korea) have attracted global press, television and radio coverage.

Outlets include The Guardian / The Atlantic / VICE / BBC World TV / CNN International TV / LensCulture / SPIEGEL / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / BBC Asian Network / BBC Digital / FotoEvidence / Vogue Entertaining + Travel / Sueddeutsche Zeitung / Channel 9 Australia / BuzzFeed / World Photography Organisation Blog / Leica Magazine / CNU (China) / ZEISS Lenspire / France Culture (Radio France) / Photographic Museum of Humanity (PHmuseum) / Marie Claire / El Observador (Portugal) / The Sydney Morning Herald / Fotoblogia (Poland) / LIFO / Bird in Flight / FAHRENHEIT┬║ Magazine / MindFood Magazine / Ampersand Magazine / Studio Magazine / Bios Monthly (Taiwan) / La Repubblica / Lenta.ru / The Age / Black + White Magazine / Konbini / Capture Magazine / Photojournalink / Expert-Russkiy Reporter / Street Photography Magazine / Feature Shoot / Gulf News (UAE) / The National (UAE) / PhotogrVphy.

He speaks fluent German, French and Spanish, while his Russian sputters with the determination of a Lada on a rather steep incline.

Honours include:

Finalist in the 2017 FotoEvidence Book Award for Searching for North Korea
    ZEISS Photography Award in association with the World Photography Organisation for Shades of Leisure in North Korea 2017
      Magnum Photography Award for a documentary series for Intimate Perspectives on North Korea
        Felix Schoeller Award shortlist for Shades of Leisure in North Korea
          UNESCO/CFPA Humanity Photo Award for North Korea work
            Final 15 shortlist in the 2017 Nikon Photo Contest for the series Cuba, Quo Vadis?

              • Reminders Photography Stronghold Project (Tokyo) FInalist


            Finalist in the 2016 Miami Street Photography Festival
              Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, semi-finalist
                Winner best screenplay for Holiday in Abkhazia at the Strasbourg International Film Festival in 2009.