Jason Jackson #2

PhotographerLisa Maree Williams
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyLisa Maree Williams Photography
City/CountryBondi Junction , Australia
Photo Date28/6/2010
Entry Description

Australian Michael Jackson tribute artist Jason Jackson mourns the loss of his idol at his Sydney home on June 28, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. Jason has been performing Michael Jackson routines from the age of 8, changing his name at the age of 18 from Jason Mark Zamprogno to Jason Jackson, and now performs a tribute show called 'The Jackson Experience, a Michael Jackson Dance Spectacular'.

About Photographer

Lisa Maree Williams began her career at 21 as a photographer’s assistant and quickly moved on to study photojournalism at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. Lisa has been working closely with international photo agency Getty Images as a contributor and regular stringer since 2005. Continuing her passion for personal documentary projects she has pursued assignments throughout Indonesia, Cuba, North America, Europe and her home country of Australia. Currently based in Sydney, Lisa has covered some of Australia's most memorable news and cultural events of recent years. She was a host photographer for the 2007 APEC Summit and 2008 World Youth Day, covered then Australian Prime Minister John Howard during the 2007 federal election, she documented Sorry Day at Parliament House in 2008 and in 2010 covered Prince William’s visit to Australia. For her work with East Timorese refugees living in Brisbane, Lisa was awarded the Australian Photojournalist Association Documentary Award in 2003. Lisa was a semi-finalist in the 2008 Moran Portrait Prize and has also been selected as a finalist in the 2009 and 2010 Head On Photographic Competition - one of Australia's most critically acclaimed photographic portrait prizes. In 2007 Lisa completed a photo series with Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Titled 'The Players', it was sponsored by Canon Australia and exhibited as large scale prints in conjunction with the annual Sydney Arts Festival. Most recently Lisa was named 2009 Sony World Photo Competition / Natural History winner, her work 'Wildlife Warriors' was included in a hard cover book and joined a group exhibition that travelled to major cities around the world. Lisa's work has appeared in publications across the globe including: Time, The London Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Australian, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, CNN, The Washington Post, Sydney Morning Herald, Los Angeles Times, Bild der Frau and The Australian Financial Review. Her work is held in the University of the Sunshine Coast art collection and has been exhibited throughout Australia and abroad.