Adam Hollingworth (b.1974)

Adam Hollingworth has worked as a photographer since the age of 17. His career began with fairfax newspapers in 1998 and he has since worked across mastheads for both Fairfax and News Ltd, including The Sun Herald, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and The Daily Telegraph. Adam established his own freelance business in Late 1999 just prior to the Sydney Olympics and has built a client base spanning local, state and Federal government, the finance sector, technology, and NGO’s. He lives in the Blue Mountains and is very happily married to Dimity and has two children, Lollie Legs ,11 and Boy Wonder, eight..

 Previous Exhibitions:

Head on Portrait Prize, Finalist (2004)

For Matthew and Others, Penrith Regional Gallery (2006)

Olive Cotton Prize, Highly Commended, The Tweed River Gallery (2009)

MOP Gallery, When Good Curators Go Bad (2011)

Blacktown Blender

I Photograph to Travel

6 October - 12 November 2017

40cm x 55cm | Edition of 10 + 2AP

110cm x 148cm | Edition of 5 + 1AP

Pigment prints on Ilford Galerie paper.


Each January my wife and I take our children and head somewhere exciting. We’ve done this since the children were three weeks old and we hope to continue this family tradition for many years to come. We value travel and the way it makes us connect as a family and with others. I photograph our time together as a reminder; memories for when the kids are older, that and that my memory isn't as sharp as it used to be.

I photograph to remember a time in my life when I am at ease, free of the day to day commitments of life. I photograph to remember a smell, the silence, the sheer bloody wonder of life.

Sometimes I feel like Sean Penn’s character in the secret life of Walter Mitty. I don’t need to photograph a time and place to prove I was there, those moments are just for me. I photograph every day of my working life, a career that has so far spanned 25 years and one that often takes me away from my family, both physically and mentally. The photographs in this series are a reminder to myself of why I do what I do and that even those of us who make a living doing it need to step back. I take one camera and one lens. The trip is the most important thing. My being present for my children is the most important thing. Sharing our world with them, there is no greater purpose than that.

I don’t travel to photograph. I photograph to travel.




More information and portfolio coming soon.