Award-winning photographer Megan Lewis was born and raised in rural New Zealand. At the age of 21, she moved to Sydney and was employed by Reuters. During that time Megan’s work regularly appeared in various international publications including the Washington Post, theInternational Herald Tribune and a front cover of Timemagazine.
In early 1998, Megan was lured by the Australian newspaper to their Perth bureau, where she continued to cover national and international stories including the Tampa crisis, Queen Elizabeth’s tour of Australia, riots in Indonesia and the first tremors of East Timor’s bid for independence. In July 2002, on a gut feeling and with an invite from the Martu people, Megan left the Australian to live full time in the Great Sandy Desert. The result of this five-year privilege is CONVERSATIONS WITH THE MOB, whose images won a 2005 Walkley Award and then were voted winner of the 2006 Photographers Choice Awards.
Megan is now based in Perth, working as a freelance photographer. During her career Megan has worked in many challenging locations and situations. She has photographed all manner of people – from the most exalted to the most destitute. She remains an optimist.
- Conversations with the Mob (2008)