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Montalbetti & Campbell
Live and work in New York
Denis Montalbetti born: Nakusp, Canada
Gay Campbell born: Winnipeg, Canada
Denis Montalbetti educated Langara College, Vancouver. Gay Campbell is self taught

Awards include:
Communication Arts Photography Annual (USA) awards of excellence (2011, 2003, 2000, 1999, 1998 and 1996); American Photography (USA) selected (2013, 2002) chosen (2001); Lucie Awards (USA) honorable mention (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2006); Canon Australian Institute of Professional Photographers: Professional Photographer of the Year award (2007) and section winners of Canon AIPP Photographer of the Year, open award (2009 and 2008), illustrative award (2007), advertising award (2005); Head On Portrait Prize, critic’s choice award (AUS, 2008); International Aperture Awards, 12 silver/3 bronze awards (2008); Silver Ozzie Award (USA, 2003); New York Festivals International Advertising Awards (USA) gold world medal (2000); Australian Writers and Art Directors Awards, bronze awards (1997, 1996, 1994 and 1993); Inside Sport Awards, best portrait (AUS, 1995 and 1994); Western Magazine Awards (CAN) best fashion (1989 and 1988) and best portrait (1989); Australian Society of Magazine Editors award for best cover photography (1997); Art Directors’ Club of Toronto, 7 merit awards (CAN, 1988)

Solo exhibitions:
Montalbetti and Campbell: The Sensualists, Australian Center for Photography, Sydney, Australia 2009-10; Significant Others, FotoFreo International Festival of Photography, Fremantle, Australia 2006; Heroes, Byron Mapp Gallery, Sydney, Australia 1998

Group exhibitions include:
Bare, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia (2015); Onside, Sydney, Australia (2013); Thousand Words, Sydney, Australia (2012); Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China (2010); National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia (2009, 2002 and 1999); Head On, Sydney, Australia (2009 and 2008); International Women’s Day Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia (2009); The Museum of National History, Frederiksberg, Denmark (2006); Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia (2003); Fuji Photo Salon, Tokyo, Japan (2003); SUBculture, Sydney, Australia (1996); Gallery One, Sydney, Australia (1995)

Commissioned portraits include:
Dressmaker for HM Queen Elizabeth II Sir Hardy Amies; Academy Award® Winning Actor Cate Blanchett; Business Magnate Sir Richard Branson; Olympian Cathy Freeman; Business Magnate Bill Gates; Film Director Terry Gilliam; Australian Prime Minister John Howard; Academy Award® Winning Actor Nicole Kidman; Film Director Baz Luhrmann; Artist Yoko Ono; Actor David Duchovny; Actor Gillian Anderson; Academy Award® Winning Actor Geoffrey Rush; Olympian Ian Thorpe and Astronaut Andy Thomas (a commission by the National Portrait Gallery)

Represented in:
Public, private and print collections nationally and internationally including the National Gallery of Australia; National Portrait Gallery of Australia; Australian Museum of Sport; Australian Institute of Professional Photography; Australian Commercial and Media Photographers

Featured in numerous publications and books worldwide including:
Communication Arts Photography Annual (USA, 2011, 2003, 2000, 1999, 1998 and 1996); After Capture magazine (USA, 2010); Chinese Commercial Photography magazine (China, 2008); Victor by Hasselblad magazine, ‘World’s Top 5 photographers’ (Germany, 2007); Cream magazine (Australia, 2007); Lurhzer’s International Archive (Germany, 2005, 2000 and 1995); MAC on Campus guide for photography students (USA, 2004); PDN magazine (USA, 2003); American Photography Annual (USA, 2002 and 2001); Portrait magazine (Australia, 2002); Fuji ACMP Photography Collection Annual (Australia, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997 and 1996); Graphis Photography Annual (Germany, 2000, 1999); Black & White magazine (Australia, 2000); Commercial Photography Magazine (Australia, 1999); Graphis Photography Annual (USA, 1999); Shots magazine (UK, 1998); Exposure: 20 Years of Photographing the World (USA, 1997); Rolling Stone: The Complete Covers 1967-1997 (USA, 1997); Best Australian Sports Writing and Photography (Australia, 1997 and 1996). Regular features and covers stories in: Better Photography magazine; Capture magazine

Broadcast media includes guest appearances on:
Australia’s Next Top Model (Fox 8, 2009); Make me a Supermodel (Channel 7, 2008); The Joint (Channel 5, 1998); Today Show (Channel 5, 1998); Sports World (Channel 5, 1998)

Guest speaking, lecturing and judging engagements include:
Guest Judges, International Aperture Awards (Australia, 2009, 2008); Guest Judges, CANON Australian Professional Photography Awards (Australia 2009); Guest Speakers, Visible Light Photography Seminars (Australia, 2009); Guest Speakers & Judges, Australian Accredited Professional Photographers Association (AAPP) National Conference (Australia, 2009); Guest Lecturers, International Design School (Australia, 2009); Guest Panelists, “Love or Money”, panel discussion, Australian Center for Photography (Australia, 2008); Guest Judges, CANON Photo 5 National Photography Competition (Australia, 2008, 2007); Guest Judges, Graduate Portfolio critique, International College of Creative Arts (Australia, 2008); Keynote Speakers, Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) Seminars (Australia, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2000); Keynote Speakers, FUJI Getaway Seminars, (Australia, 2007, 2005); Guest Speakers, Digital Media World National Conference (Australia, 2007); Guest Speakers, FotoFreo International Festival of Photography (Australia, 2006); Guest Judges and Presenters, Site Unseen National Student Photography Awards (Australia, 2006); Guest Presenters, Maxwell’s, digital demonstrations, Photo Imaging World National Photographic Trade Show (Australia, 2006); Guest Speakers, Photo Marketing Association Conference, Photo Imaging World National Photographic Trade Show (Australia, 2006); Guest Speakers, Art Gallery of Bendigo (Australia, 2006); Guest Presenters, Baltronics Open Day digital workshops (Australia, 2006, 2005); Guest Speakers, The Australian Photographers Gallery in Sydney, Floor Talk Series (Australia, 2005); Guest Speakers, AIPP Conference, Photo Imaging World National Photographic Trade Show (Australia, 2005); Host, ASMPNY panel discussion of Photo Reps (2003), Guest Speakers, Australian Commercial and Media Photographers (ACMP) national seminars, (Australia 2000, 1999, 1998); Guest Lecturers, University of Western Sydney Visual Communications program (Australia 1999, 1998, 1997, 1995); Guest Lecturers, University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts (Australia 1999); Guest Judge, Australian Writers & Art Directors Awards (Australia 1998), Brisbane Art Directors Awards (Australia 2000), Perth Art Directors Awards (Australia 1999)

Fine Art Representation: Sandra Byron Gallery, Sydney

Commercial Representation: Michael Ginsburg Associates, New York