Belinda Mason has worked as a freelance photographer in Sydney since 1990 providing photography services for a range of corporate, fashion, industrial, advertising, and media clients. Digital since 1999, Belinda Mason’s work ranges from highly creative fashion photographs for Messini Menswear and still life images for Chanel, to architecture for Westfield and catalogues for Fantastic Furniture and Sony PlayStation’s games. Belinda has provided images for Annual Reports for mining companies such as Delta Gold in WA and construction industry projects including the building of Sydney’s Anzac Bridge and Eastern Distributor Tunnels and Sydney Airport’s third runway. Corporate clients include IBM, Optus, and CSC. Editorial travel assignments include ice climbing and heli-skiing in New Zealand and crocodile hunts in the NT.
Belinda’s has also conceptualised, produced and presented high quality socio-cultural engaged art exhibitions, televisions & radio programs, online books, websites and events for national and international audiences. Belinda has developed partnerships with national and international cultural organisations, festivals and investment sources both public and private. Belinda has hosted workshops in remote and urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to create long term engagement with new technologies to create empowerment within communities. Since 2012, Belinda has collaborated with emerging artists with disability or disadvantage to create collaborative and inclusive multi media exhibitions.
Belinda is also regularly invited to speak at professional conferences and events such as the United Nations Commission of the Status of Women in New York 2016 at the United Nations Commission on the Rights of Persons with Disability in Geneva 2016 and World Conference on Indigenous Persons in New York in 2014, United Nations Human Council in Geneva 2013. Other events include, Sydney Ideas at Sydney University 2016 , Australian Medical Students 2016 Global Health Conference, 2016 International Arts and Health Conference, Arts Activated Conference in 2011, 2014 and 2016, Head On Festival 2014, Australian Institute of Professional Photography Blowfish Conference 2010, Australian Centre of Photography 2006, International Festival of Photography in Sydney 2004, Melbourne Festival of Arts 2002.
While Belinda’s exhibitions are her core focus, she also submits her work to significant art prizes. In 2008 Belinda’s peers award her the riches photography prize in Australia, ‘The Moran Prize’ of $50,000 with her photograph titled Four Generations (2008). Her digital photograph Beyond the Burn series (2004) was awarded the 2008 Kodak Salon Centre for Contemporary Photography and the Perth Centre for Photography 2008 Iris Award. Her Images from the Maningrida series won her the 2008 Human Rights Award for Photography. She came third in the prestigious International Spider Awards for Photojournalism in 2008. Other national photographic awards including being a finalist in MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize (2016) DUO (2015) Head On (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008,), Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award (2002, 2006, 2012), the Olive Cotton Awards (2007, 2008), the Iris Award (2004, 2007, 2009 and 2010), The Moran Prize (2012) and VIVID (2014), The Blake Prize (2009,) and the winner of BHP Images of the Outback Award in 2003, 2004, and 2012. The project Silent Tears was nominated and was a finalist in the United Nations Australia Media Peace Prize.
Her photographs are held in national and international museums and galleries including Shape Arts Gallery UK, Museum of Sex New York, the Australian Commercial and Media Photographers Collection and the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra.
Belinda Mason Photography and Knierim Brothers Productions are now a part of the City of Sydney Oxford Street Creative Spaces.