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About Nic

Nic Bezzina (b.1983)

Nic Bezzina (b.1983) is an Australian-born portrait and documentary photographer, dividing his time between London and Sydney.

With a particular interest in sub-culture, community, collective experiences, and music, Bezzina endeavours to capture the intense energy and emotions within his photographic works. Motivated by in-depth research and personal projects, Bezzina actively delves into the lives of his subjects, striving to authentically portray their stories.

Bezzina has also been widely published, with work appearing in The New York Times, China Newsweek, The Guardian Weekend, and NME

Nic has won the PDN Music Moment and Monster Children photography competitions and has been a finalist in various photographic awards including Moran Contemporary Photography Prize, International Photography Awards, 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; The New York Times, Red Bull, Warner Music, Live Nation, TsingTao Beer, The Smith Family Foundation NGO, University of New South Wales, Doctors of Australia, The State Library of NSW.


2020 – Shortlist – RPS Environmental Bursary – Ho Chi Minh trail story
2020 – Semi-Finalist – Urban Photo Awards
2018 – Winner -PDN Music Moment Photography Competition
2018 – High Commended – Head On Portrait Prize
2018 – Finalist – Australia’s Emerging Photographer: Portrait and Documentary
2017 – Highly Commended – International Photography Awards x2
2017 – Finalist – Australian Photography 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 – Finalist – Australia’s Emerging Photographer: Portrait and Editorial
2010 – Finalist – Australia’s Emerging Photographer: Portrait and Documentary
2010 – Finalist – NME Music Photography Awards


2017 – Release The Crowd – House of Vans, London
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