About Michael Coyne


Michael Coyne, who is based in Australia, has worked on assignments and appeared in magazines such as: Newsweek, Life, Time, National Geographic Magazine, New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Smithsonian, German Geo, French Geo, Paris Match, Madame La Figaro, London Observe Magazine, London Independent Magazine, Travel Holiday, and Vogue.

He has had a number of successful books published of his work including: Numurkah lakes & Roses, Second Spring – The Regeneration of the Jesuits, The Oz Factor, A World of Australians, Contemporary Photographer:Australia – MICHAEL COYNE, The Jew called Jesus, Tour of Duty – East Timor, Lonely Planet – People Photography, How To be A Child and Armageddon.

Michael has worked on a number of the Day In The Life and similar projects. He has had a number of solo and combined exhibitions in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, South America and North America.

His numerous awards include: American National Press Photographers Association, Overseas Press Club of America, FCC Hong Kong Human Rights Certificate, Children’s Book of the Year, The Religious Book of the Year. In April 2003 Michael was awarded the “Centenary Medal” by the Australian Government for Services to Photography. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (by Publication) from Griffith University in October 2008. Dr. Michael Coyne was granted the title of, Adjunct Professor of Photography at RMIT University in October 2008. In 2011 he was awarded a Fellowship by the AIPP for services to Australian photography.

Michael is contracted to the prestigious New York picture agency, Aurora Select.

Michael Coyne is also a member of Degree South. www.degreesouth.com A collective of Australian photographers who are based throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Michael is under contract to the international speaking agency, Saxton Speakers Bureau.

Michael Coyne has had three documentaries filmed about him and his international images including, Christiani an award-winning documentary which explored the spirituality inherent in his images. The play, Second Spring – A Letter to My Daughter that was written about his life and work was staged at the Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne and the Hong Kong City Festival.

His corporate clients include: Pepsi, UTC, Exxon, McDonalds, Citibank, Kodak, Kraft, Ernst & Young, FMC, Fosters, Mayne Nickless, IBM, Villa Maria Society, NewsCorp, Pacific Dunlop, Olympic Tyres, PricewaterhouseCoopers, ABB, General Motors, Gateway Computers.

Michael Coyne PhD by Publication: A Life in Documentary Practice (30Mb in size) is also available at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia