Megan Lewis is an award-winning freelance photographer based in Perth. Megan was born and raised in rural New Zealand before moving to Sydney at the age of 21, where she began working for Reuters, and then The Australian.
In July 2002, Megan left The Australian to live full-time with the Martu people, one of the last indigenous groups in Australia’s Great Sandy Desert to come into contact with Europeans. Her book Conversations with the Mob (2008) was the product of eight years continuous involvement with the Martu, including several years living with them.
Megan’s intimate photographic portrayal of the Martu people won her a 2005 Walkley Award, the most prestigious award in Australian journalism. Her work has regularly appeared in international publications, including the Washington Post,International Herald Tribune and Time Magazine, and has been exhibited in Australia and Europe.