Grant Dixon was born and still lives in Tasmania, Australia's island state. He trained as an earth scientist and continues to work professionally in nature conservation.
Grant has been exploring Tasmania's uniquely wild and wonderful landscape for more than thirty years, with camera never far from hand, and, for more than twenty years, has also trekked, climbed, skied and photographed (and sometimes all four) in many other wild and remote areas of the planet. He has explored parts of all seven continents, and many different environments, from the Antarctic to the Arctic, Himalayan summits to a South Pacific island.
Images from Grant's travels have been widely published and continue the Tasmanian tradition of photography activating awareness of the environment. He co-publishes a calendar, Wild Tasmania, and his illustrated articles have appeared widely in various outdoor, geographic, conservation, travel and special interest publications internationally. He has also co-authored several guidebooks for Lonely Planet. Click here to view some examples of published work.
In 1997 Grant won the international "Escalade Nikon Mountain Photographic Competition", and was runner-up the following year. In 1998-99 he travelled to Antarctica under the Australian Antarctic Division's Humanities Program (now known as the Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship). Grant was a finalist in the 2007 "Significant Images, Significant Places" photography prize exhibition, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. In 2008 he won the People's Choice Award in the "Extreme Environment" photographic competition held with the Antarctic Midwinter Festival in Tasmania. Several exhibitions have featured his images of Antarctica and Tasmania. Founding member of Nature Photographers Tasmania.