Nic Walker first picked up a camera at the age of 23 after deciding that a career in marketing wasn't for him. He studied commercial photography at Canberra Institute of Technology then moved to Sydney, where he landed a job doing picture research at The Australian Financial Review.
Before too long he was offered a job as a staff photographer, working his way up to taking cover story portraits for The Australian Financial Review Magazine and Good Weekend. His work also features regularly in Sunday Life magazine, Spectrum and across the news and feature pages of both the Sydney Morning Herald, Age and the Australian Financial Review.
Over Walker's decade with Fairfax Media he has won numerous awards including 2 Walkleys. His photographic subjects have ranged from prime ministers Bob Hawke, Paul Keating through Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott to Malcolm Turnbull, business people such as Australia's Richest Bob Pratt, Frank Lowy and Harry Triguboff, and cultural figures from Marina Abramovic and Cate Blanchett to Melissa McCarthy and Willem Dafoe.
Prizes Include: National Portrait Prize finalist 2017, Nikon Walkley Portrait Prize 2015, NIkon Walkley Photo Essay Finalist 2015, Pampa Portrait Prize 2015, Kennedy Awards Portrait Prize 2015, Kennedy Award On-Line Essay 2015, Head On Portrait Finalist 2014, Pampa Finalist 2014, Capture Magazine Top 10 Portrait Photographers 2014, Walkley Award Winner for Daily Life (2012), Walkley Slide Night Winner (2011).
Was part of the initial Elizabeth St Gallery Coordinated production and Judged for the inaugural Elizabeth Street Gallery Project.