Philip Gostelow

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Born1962 (age 61–62)
Alma materCurtin University
  • Photographer
  • Filmmaker
Notable work
  • Black Christmas Bushfires
  • Visible, Now

Philip Gostelow (1962) is an Australian photographer and filmmaker, whose work has appeared in Time (magazine), Forbes[1], and The Australian Financial Review, among other publications. He has twice been a finalist in the Leica/Centre for Contemporary Photography award (Australia), in 2003[2] and 2005[3]. His portrait subjects have included Quentin Tarantino, Diana Ross, Jeff Buckley and Ai Wei Wei[4].


While based in Shanghai from 2006 until 2012 his commissions included Time[5], Forbes[6] and The Australian Financial Review Magazine[7]. He also undertook a project entitled Shanghai's ‘burbs, documenting the vast suburban sprawl of Shanghai, which featured in the Photographic Museum of Humanity[8]. Since returning to Australia he has been a frequent contributor to the Weekend Australian Magazine[9] and shot numerous productions for Black Swan State Theatre Company, including coproductions with the National Theatre of China[10] and Sydney Theatre Company[11]. His most recent photographic work has involved documenting the social effects of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic for the State Library of Western Australia[12][13].


Since 2012, Gostelow has directed a number of short films - experimental, documentary and fictional narratives. Several have appeared at film festivals in Australia, including Down the Wrong Path, which premiered at the 2018 Revelation Perth International Film Festival[14]. A selection of his films are held in the State Library of Western Australia heritage collection.[15]

Notable work

Black Christmas Bushfires, Gostelow’s black and white photo series documenting the effects of Australia’s Black Christmas bushfires in 2002 is held in the National Gallery of Australia collection[16]. Visible, Now, his study on the fragility and innocence of childhood and centering on his son and daughter, was published as an ebook in 2006[17] and exhibited at Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna[18].


  1. Guest, Forbes. "Aussie Agribusiness Investments". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-05-28.
  2. "Leica/CCP Documentary Award / Centre for Contemporary Photography". Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  3. "2005 Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award / Centre for Contemporary Photography". Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  4. "Philip Gostelow". Retrieved 2020-05-28.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. POWELL, BILL (2008-09-24). "Heroes of the Environment 2008 - TIME". Time. ISSN 0040-781X. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  6. Flannery, Russell. "Clicking With New Customers". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  7. "The Australian diaspora has been shot by an Australian photographic diaspora". Australian Financial Review. 2006-06-30. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  8. "Shanghai's 'burbs". Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  9. "Subscribe to The Australian | Newspaper home delivery, website, iPad, iPhone & Android apps". Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  10. "After mining, it's time for a refining boom". The West Australian. 2016-08-10. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  11. Tongue, Cassie (2019-07-22). "The Torrents review – Celia Pacquola breathes new life into forgotten newsroom comedy". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  12. "Extraordinary scenes of daily life in a pandemic to be captured and preserved for the future". 2020-05-12. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  13. "COVID-19 Donations | State Library". Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  14. "Revelation Film Festival". Retrieved 2020-05-28.
  15. "Encore -- philip gostelow". Retrieved 2020-03-27.
  16. "NGA collection search results". Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  17. Gostelow, Philip (2006). Visible now. Cologne : Democraticbooks.
  18. "artist Philip Gostelow | AnzenbergerGallery". Retrieved 2020-06-06.

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