Nic Bezzina (b.1983)

Based in Sydney Australia, Nic Bezzina is a portrait and fine art photographer with a passion for long-term projects. He is driven by story-telling and images that merge photojournalism and art .

In 2011 Nic won the Monster Children photography competition and has been a finalist in various photographic awards including Moran Contemporary Photography Prize, PDN Music Moment, and the HeadOn Portrait Prize.

He has exhibited his work at the State Library of NSW, Sydney Town Hall, and Gaffa gallery. Nic’s work is held in public and private collections including the State Library of NSW, City of Sydney Archives, National Museum of Australia and Libraries throughout Australia.

Clients include; TsingTao Beer, The Smith Family Foundation, The Mercy Centre, University of New South Wales, Doctors of Australia Magazine, The State Library of NSW, Century Entertainment and Hellfest, France.

Awards

2015 – Featured Exhibit – Head On Photo Festival
2012 – Recipient Sydney Council Matching Grant
2012 – Semi-Finalist – Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize
2011 – Winner of Music category – Monster Children photography competition
2011 – Finalist – PDN Music Moment Photography Competition
2011 – Recipient Marrickville Council Visual Arts Grants
2011 – Semi-Finalist – HeadOn Portrait Prize
2011 – Finalist – Australia’s Top Emerging Photographer’s Awards: Portrait and Editorial categories
2010 – Finalist – Australia’s Top Emerging Photographer’s Awards: Portrait and Documentary categories
2010 – Finalist – NME Music Photography Awards
2010 – Finalist –  Spirit Of Youth Awards (SOYA)
2008 – Winner  – V Raw Rolling Stone Magazine photographer

Exhibitions

2016 – Release The Crowd book launch – Good Space Gallery, Sydney
2015 – Release The Crowd – Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
2014 – Shopkeepers of Newtown – State Library of NSW 
2013 – Portfolio exhibition – Lo-Fi Gallery, Sydney
2012 – Newtown Shopkeepers – Chrissie Cotter gallery

Selected Group Shows

2015 – Cam Girls – Head On Photo Festival Featured Exhibit
2010 – NME Music Photography Awards, London
2010 – Polymorph Gallery, Sydney
2008 – Prints acquired by the Annandale Hotel
2007 – Three Songs No Flash, China Heights Gallery, Sydney

To be continued…