photographer Mia Mala McDonald and senior producer Amanda Moore – Campaign Briefing
Photoplay Photography announced two additions to the team; photographer Mia Mala McDonald, who brings a vivid perspective of modern Australia to the list, and senior producer Amanda Moore.
Mia Mala has a background in editorial and portrait photography – her style and renegade spirit is evident in every image she captures. Mia Mala’s ability to connect with people puts the most difficult subjects at ease and she fuses that candid intimacy with her unique perspective. This skill has been sought after by clients as diverse as Chunky Move, RACV, Victoria Tourism, University of Melbourne, Virgin Atlantic, Australian Olympic Committee, Ansell and the ABC.
Mia Mala’s impressive list of publications includes The New York Times, The Monthly and Elle Magazine UK. Her celebrity portfolio includes subjects such as Courtney Barnett, Bill Henson and Heston Blumenthal to name a few. In 2021, Mia Mala won the Martin Kantor Portrait Prize and she was a finalist for the National Portrait Photographic Prize, Olive Cotton Prize, Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize. She is currently shortlisted for the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Prize.
In November 2022, Mia Mala will publish her highly anticipated book, Once in a Lullaby: a portrait of Australia rainbow families via M.33 publishers and distributed internationally by Perimeter books. This project, shot from the perspective of a member of the Rainbow Family themselves, offers a brave new take on what it means to be a family in Australia today.
Courtney Barnett, Guardian of Childhood
Amanda Moore brings a deep understanding of the profession through her experience as a creative producer, stylist and art director. With a 20-year career at Union Management and before that at 2C, Amanda has worked extensively in editorial and commercial photography, television, movement and social media.
She brings strong visual control skills and production knowledge to the Photoplay Photography office. Amanda has worked for clients as diverse as Tourism Australia, Qantas, Sony, Bonds, Oroton, Benetton, Nescafe and TK Maxx. She enjoys collaborating with teams to deliver visual magic.
Mental, Science Gallery Melbourne and 2022 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Prize finalist.