Sport photography has long been dominated by men, but not any more. Some of Australia’s premier sport photographers are women. Here’s a handful to follow.
A key part of sport—especially modern sport—is photography. We love to look back at our favourite athletes in action, celebrating a goal or win, or commiserating a loss. Sport photography fills our instagram feeds and we go looking for the best shots after a big win. I don’t know about you, but half of my phone’s camera roll might just be photos of my favourite teams on game day. Some of our favourite photographers in sport are women, so here’s a short list of photographers to follow.
What better way to kick off this list than talk about Siren co-founder Megan Brewer? Megan’s been kicking around the sport world for a while and supplies most of the AFLW photos you see on Siren.
In 2019 Megan was a finalist in the inaugural Women In Sport Photo Action Awards with this image of a Tiarna Ernst tackle on Tilly Lucas-Rodd, and has also shot for ABC Grandstand, The Outer Sanctum and Getty Images.
Ann is a powerhouse in women’s football and was one of the key minds behind Australia’s successful 2023 Women’s World Cup bid (thanks Ann!), but what really started it all was photography. Ann’s women’s football photos are stunning, and she tells their stories on the Instagram account @futbolxstories.
I came across Charli on Instagram and was immediately taken with her photos, little did I know, she is just 16 years old. Based in South Australia, Charli spends a lot of time at her local footy club the Hectorville Hounds, but also gets out to shoot the AFLW and SANFL.
Sarah Jane Muirhead
Sarah came to our attention at Siren when co-founder Danielle Warby put a call out on twitter. Her rugby photos immediately stood out, but Sarah shoots a wide range of sports including baseball, athletics and surf lifesaving.
Steph Comelli (She Scores)
AFLW fans will have seen Steph’s photos before—whether they realise or not. I spoke to Steph earlier this year about her journey in footy photography.
Steph was a finalist in the 2020 Women In Sport Photo Action Awards with this photo of Anne Hatchard.
Rachel Bach (By The White Line)
This list wouldn’t be complete without shouting out our official Siren Collaborator Rachel Bach. Working for Nike and developing an impressive portfolio full of Matildas players, Rachel is one of the premier sport photographers in the country.