UK Humanitarian Photographer and Documentary Photographer

Gary Austin provides professional humanitarian photojournalism and documentary photography services in the UK and globally.  

With 27 years of experience and with a distinctive, personal journalistic and documentary style he produces photographs full of drama, spontaneity and natural raw emotion.

Gary accepts commissions for editorial photography that uses his unique style and point of view on topics of environment, food, culture, traditions and social issues that affect the human condition.


Gary offers services in the following areas:

Issue-led Documentary Photographer and Photojournalist

    •    I generate my own story features on topical issues or assignments based on the needs of NGO’s non-profits and charities

Humanitarian Photojournalism

 •    or “Journalism of Attachment” for when being neutral or an aloof observer just won’t do! When a side has to be taken to show the people caught up in the story by living it with them, first hand. Not to just point out the problems, but to present solutions to the problems and highlighting the emotions and ordeals of the people who are – against all odds, still persevering to survive or make a difference.

Humanitarian Photographer for NGO’s and Charities

    •    requiring photojournalism, reportage or documentary photography for editorial and awarnes campaigns on issues of human rights, environment and social issues or needing detailed studies, documentary evidence or reportage on behalf of people and cultures not represented in society or by the media who need a voice.

Environmental Photographer

    •    for campaign groups and NGO’s who need survey photography, reportage, public relations photography and images for websites and publicity.

Hazardous Environment Photographer

    •    I have and will work in hazardous environments (HE) if covering humanitarian or environmental issues whether the cause is natural disaster or conflict. I don’t do war photography or the traditional ambulance chasing body-bag photojournalism as it doesn’t help show the cause or solution to the problem, neither does it help find peaceful solutions to conflict.

Reportage Photographer, Photojournalist, Editorial and News Photographer

    •    for the national media and magazines that require humanitarian or environmental photography and travels internationally as required.

The result of my work is a candid intimacy, full of drama, spontaneity, and natural raw emotion which is authentic and shows the importance to the reader.