cultural photography
environmantel photography

Tim Webster

photographer and writer

areas of expertise
cultural reportage, location photography, architectural heritage documentation, feature stories, photo essays, environmental portraiture


Myanmar +95 9 4280 4280 2
Australia +61 487 574 48 |


Yangon Echoes Inside heritage homes Anthology of illustrated oral histories from heritage homes of Yangon, Myanmar 2015 [River Books, Thailand; New Cavendish, UK]

Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market Anthology of illustrated oral histories from the Vic markets, Australia 2017 [Thames and Hudson]

The Social Life of Teak documentary project exploring the history, culture, industry and science of Tectona grandis

architectural heritage documentation
Rural Teak Farmhouses, Myanmar [World Monuments Fund 2017]
Judson Church, Mawlamyaine, Myanmar [World Monuments Fund 2016]
Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung, Mandalay, Myanmar [World Monuments Fund 2016]
Goethe Villa, Ko Min Ko Chin Rd, Yangon, Myanmar [Goethe Institut 2016]
491-501 Merchant Street, Yangon, Myanmar [Turquoise Mountain 2015-2016]
High Court, Yangon General Hospital, Irrawaddy Flotilla, Myanmar Port Authority, Customs House, Yangon Division Court/Pension office, New Law Courts, Imperial Bank of India, Gandhi Hall, Pegu Club, etc., Myanmar [Yangon Heritage Trust & Yangon Echoes project 2013-2015]
Merri Creek Railway Bridge, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia [Lovell Chen Architects 2010-11]
Red Cliffs Railway Station, Red Cliffs, Victoria, Australia [VicTrack 2010]
Clarke Hopkins Clarke office building, Doncaster, Victoria, Australia [Doncorp Developments 2010]
Vue Grand Hotel Manager's Residence, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia [Urban Land Developments 2010]
Otto Wurth complex, Preston, Victoria, Australia [Banco Group 2010]
Quarantine Station Superintendent's Quarters, Point Nepean, Victoria, Australia [Lovell Chen Architects 2010]
Ampol House. Parkville, Victoria, Australia [Lovell Chen 2010]
Victoria Park, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia [City of Yarra 2009-2010]
Station Pier Baggage Conveyor, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [Port of Melbourne Corporation 2009]
Melbourne College of Printing and Graphic Arts, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [Maddison Architects 2009]
Echuca Wharf, Victoria, Australia [Shire of Campaspe 2008]
The Bullring/Cable Tram Depot, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia [CHC 2007]
Butler Hangar, Fishermans Bend, Victoria, Australia [Citius 2007]
Portbury Kilns, Officer, Victoria, Australia [3D Drafting, 2007]
Ozone Hotel, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia [Lovell Chen Architects 2006]
Parliament House Catering Facilities, Victoria, Australia [Major Projects Victoria 2005-2006]
Goods Shed #2, Docklands, Victoria, Australia [Vicurban 2004]
Historic Weatherboard, 1008 Drummond St, North Carlton, Victoria, Australia [Fasham Johnson 2004]
Victoria Brewery, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [Multiplex 2003]
Herald Building, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [Australian Super Developments 2003]
Napier Street Coal Depot, Fitzroy North, Victoria, Australia [Banco Group 2003]
Records Office, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [Allom Lovell 2002]
Sandridge Rail Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [Allom Lovell 2002]
Horticulture Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [Michael Taylor Architect 2002]
Magistrates’ Court, City Watch House & Police Garage, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [RMIT 1999-2001]
St Francis Church, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [Michael Taylor Architect 1999]

solo exhibitions
Yangon Echoes, Georgetown Festival, Malaysia 2017
Yangon Echoes, East-West Center, Honolulu, United States 2017
Yangon Echoes, Myanmar Deitta Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar; Ballarat Library, Victoria, Australia; Magnet Galleries, Melbourne, Australia 2015
>market: To Buy a Fat Pig, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia 2007; Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia 2006-2007; Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia 2006; Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill, Victoria, Australia 2006>market: food for thought, National Trust of Australia, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2004Postcards from Bogotá, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne, Australia 2000 & 2001
Rehearsing Rites, Performing Arts Museum, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia 1999ãtmán, La Carbonería and Sevilla II Maximum Security Prison, Seville, Spain 1992

selected group exhibitions
Flash! Photography from Arts Centre Melbourne’s Performing Arts Collection, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia 2014
Beyond Reasonable Drought, Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House, Canberra, Australia 2009-2010; Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough, Victoria, Australia 2009; Shear Outback, Hay, New South Wales, Australia 2009; Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia 2008-2009; Vivid National Photographic Festival/Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House, Canberra, Australia 2008Making Hay, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales, Australia 2008; Castlemaine State Festival, Victoria, Australia 2007; Shear Outback, Hay, New South Wales, Australia 2006; Span Galleries, Melbourne, Australia 2005Monash Gallery of Art Fundraising Auction, Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill, Victoria, Australia 2007St Arnaud Projects, touring Australia 2005-2007
Fotoseptiembre Internacional, Mexico City, Mexico 2000A Day in the Life of Ararat, Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia 2000
McGregor Prize for Photography, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia 1999
Dance People Dance: a travelling exhibition of the National Library of Australia, Canberra 1997Real Wild Child, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia 1995The Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia 1995
Corroboree, Performing Arts Museum, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia 1994

publications with featured photos
Oral History Journal, University of London, 2017
Dictionary of Sydney, University of Sydney & City of Sydney, 2010 Performance and Cosmopolitics: Cross-Cultural Transactions in Australasia, Helen Gilbert & Jacqueline Lo, Palgrave Macmillan, Great Britain, 2007
A Collector’s Book of Australian Dance, Michelle Potter, National Library of Australia, 2002, and A Passion for Dance, National Library of Australia, 1997 The Other Side of Sorrow, Peter Corris, Random House Australia, 1999
Tukka - Real Australian Food, Jean Paul Bruneteau, New Holland Australia, 1996

selected performing arts stills documentaries
Held Adelaide, Australia 2003
Lois Greenfield studio, NYC, 2000
Postcards from Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia 2000 & 1998
Streb Melbourne Festival, Australia 1999
Rehearsing Rites, Australian Ballet Centre, Melbourne, Australia 1997Making Alchemy, Australian Ballet Centre, Melbourne, Australia 1996Sing Sing, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne, Australia 1996Corroboree, Southbank Centre, London, England 1993

festival photography
VI & VII Iberoamerican Theatre Festivals of Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia 1998 & 2000
Next Wave Festival, Melbourne, Australia 1996
Adelaide Festival, Adelaide, Australia 1994
WOMAD, Adelaide, Australia 1993

media clients
The Age (Melbourne), The Herald Sun (Melbourne), The Australian, Australian Geographic, The Big Issue (Australia), Panorama, Australian Photography, Ecos, ATSIC News (Australia), Brolga (Australia), ballet-tanz (Germany), TIME, Rolling Stone, Asian Art Newspaper (London), The Irrawaddy (Myanmar), European Journalism Centre (Netherlands), El Mundo (Spain), Die Presse (Austria), La Libre (Belgium)

other clients
Australian Tourism Commission, Tourism Victoria, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, RMIT International, Museum Victoria, Macmillan, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Keene/Taylor Theatre Project, Polyglot Theatre, Streb Ringside [USA], North Richmond Community Health Centre, Ted's Industrial, Jetstar, Roman Catholic Trusts' Corporation for the Diocese of Melbourne, City of Banyule, Greg Burgess Architects, Lovell Chen Architects, Peter Elliott Architects, Michael Taylor Architect, Victrack, Queen Victoria Market, Readings, Transworld Publishing, Thiess Contractors, Banco Group, Fuji film, Avant Card, Amnesty International, National Gallery of Victoria, City of Sydney, Yangon Heritage Trust (Myanmar), Ensign Media (Thailand), Asia Society (New York), Pyoe Pin/British Council (Myanmar), British Chamber of Commerce (Myanmar), Below 52º (Myanmar), Turquoise Mountain, Goethe Institut, World Monuments Fund (United States)

The Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia 1995
Nikon Photo Contest International Honourable Mention, Tokyo, Japan 1994

National Gallery of Victoria
State Library of Victoria
Performing Arts Collection, Victorian Arts CentreHorsham Regional Art Gallery
National Library of AustraliaPrivate Collections in Asia, Europe, US & Australia

Postgraduate Diploma of Teaching, University of Melbourne, 2012 BSc, Mathematics and Physics, University of Melbourne, 1986 teaching Private tuition, Yangon, Myanmar 2015 Yangon Academy, Yangon, Myanmar 2013-2014 Yangon City Development Committee urban heritage workshops, Yangon, Myanmar 2013 Artist workshops, Wangaratta Art Gallery & Wangaratta TAFE, Victoria, Australia 2007 Photography night classes, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia 2000-2002
interests gardening, skindiving, rockclimbing, cooking, music, yoga


Jeff Allen, Program Director, World Monuments Fund, United States | +20 (0)10 0338 0359 (Cairo) | +49 (0)1525 7462228 (Berlin)

Jenny Zimmer, Editor, Thames & Hudson, Australia | +61 3 9808 2228 (Melbourne)

Michael Silver, President, Magnet Galleries, Australia | +61 3 8589 0371 (Melbourne)

Fraser Brown, Quadratum Architecture, Australia | +61 3 9646 7997 (Melbourne)