Hayley Anderson is based in Sydney, Australia.
Her main interest is travel photography, with her lifelong passion for new places and experiences preceding her career as a part time photographer. Hayley began taking photos seriously when she was unexpectedly left for ten days in the capital of Yemen. She had been given the loan of a SLR camera as compensation for being ‘deserted’ and with any form of night life inaccessible as a lone female, set about exhausting herself during the day with a relentless pursuit of ‘Yemeni Life’ images. Since then she has visited many countries and has built up a portfolio of images taken in unusual places as well as images of everyday Australian life.
Hayley also worked in New Zealand, South Africa, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Andorra, France, Greece, Turkey and the UK before settling in Australia. After several years of ‘sensible employment’ she is now working for travel companies taking tours to Africa, Indochina, Canada and Europe as well as around Australia and NZ.
Hayley has been to a total of 86 countries exploring the continents of Africa (extensively), Europe, North America, Central America, most of Asia, as well as several Pacific Islands and the Antipodes. Two of her favourite, more recent destinations are Mongolia and Madagascar.
As well as travel photography, she has undertaken several pro bono photography assignments for Sydney charities and non-profit organisations and many of her images have featured on the covers of annual reports, bill board advertising, print ads and promotional banners. She has won national awards for the International Year of People with Disabilities and has participated in several exhibitions.
Hayley was a guest lecturer at a Sydney Graphics College delivering a lecture on photography to their arts students and had six of her travel images selected by The Christchurch Art Gallery for use in promoting a series of workshops.
Hayley was the overall winner of the 2012 Australian Geo Science Photography Award.
For the next few months, over February and March, Hayley will be working and travelling in different countries around Asia. On her return, she will be setting off on a 'circumnavigation' of Australia by air.