Chris Hopkins is a freelance visual journalist based in Melbourne, Australia.

Chris’ work has a footing in humanitarian story telling and explores themes such as race, mental health and cultural assimilation. Combining still imagery and video, his work from around the globe aims to bring human rights issues to the forefront of public awareness with the intent to change governmental policy.

Editorially, Chris' clients include The New York Times, The Guardian, SBS, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,  Australian Financial Review, The Global Mail, AFR Magazine, Amnesty International and UNHCR. His written work has been published in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The New Daily. Chris also features across worldwide news wire services through assignments with Getty Images. 

Chris has completed the RedR Personal Safety, Security and Communications course for aid workers in hostile environments. He is also accredited by the Australian Government for major visits.

Chris has extensive experience in portraiture, editorial and lifestyle photography and has a corporate client list that includes Deutsche Bank, Lion Nathan Food and Wine, The Florey Institute, ANZ Bank, Creative Victoria, YMCA Victoria and Dementia Australia. He is the official photographer for the Victorian State Government's Regional Victoria Campaign. 

Chris currently resides in Melbourne, Australia.


Awards & Commendations:

2017: Nominee - World Press Photo 6 x 6 Global Talent Program (International) 
2017: Winner Australian Photography Awards 'Documentary' - 'A Day at the Races' (Australia)
2017: 2nd Place & Commendation United Nations Australia Media Awards 'Photojournalism' - 'Home[Less]' (Australia)
2017: 2nd Place & Commendation United Nations Australia Media Awards 'Photojournalism' - 'Mentawai' (Australia)
2017: 2nd Place Amnesty International Media Awards, 'Photography' - 'Home[Less]' (Australia)
2017: Finalist Sinchi Indigenous Cultural Photography Award, 'Reportage' - 'Mentawai' (International)
2017: Finalist Siena International Photography Award, 'Reportage' - 'Mentawai' (International)
2017: Winner Getty Images for Fairfax 'Image of the month' - 'Jessica' (Australia)
2017: Featured Image 'Of Kin and Kind' Exhibition – 'My Streets' (from series Race Riots) (Melbourne)
2017: Finalist Melbourne Press Club "Quill Awards" 'Feature Photograph' – 'My Silent Grief' (Melbourne)
2016: Getty Images for Fairfax 3rd Place 'Folio of the Year' - (Australia)
2016: Finalist (collaboration with Fairfax Media) United Nations Australia Media Awards 'Online' - 'Australian Muslim Voices' (Australia)
2016: Finalist Siena International Photography Award, 'Portrait' - 'Eveline' (International)
2016: Winner Getty Images for Fairfax 'Image of the month' - 'Streeties' (Australia)
2015: Finalist United Nations Australia Media Awards 'Photojournalism' - 'Trauma' (Australia)
2015: Finalist PANPA Newspaper Awards 'National News Image' - 'Reclaim Australia' (Pan Pacific)
2015: Finalist & Honourable Mention Siena International Photography Award, 'Portrait' - 'Genocides Curse' (International)
2015: Winner Getty Images for Fairfax 'Image of the month' - 'Reclaim Australia' (Australia)
2015: Finalist Melbourne Press Club "Quill Awards" 'Feature Photograph' – 'Eleanor' (Melbourne)
2014: Finalist HeadOn Photographic Festival ‘Multimedia’ – 'The Last Dairy Farmer' (Australia)
2013: Featured Image See.Me Exhibition – Dan (from series The Kill Floor) (New York City)
2012: Winner Walkley Prize ‘Best Slideshow’ – 'The Village of Friendship' (Melbourne)
2011: Finalist The Long and Short of it ‘Photo Essay’ – 'The Kill Floor' (Australia)