A new exhibition featuring work by multi-award winning Australian photographer, Narelle Autio, has opened in the Leica Store and Gallery in Sydney and Melbourne.

Narelle Autio at the Leica Gallery.

The exhibition features a retrospective of works by Narelle Autio – an award-winning Australian photographer who won the international Leica Oskar Barnack Award in 2002 and remains the only Australian to do so. It also commemorates the re-release of Leica’s iconic M6 film camera. Autio was born and raised near the beach in South Australia.  In 1991 she began her career as a photojournalist at the Adelaide Advertiser before leaving Australia in 1994. Autio travelled extensively throughout the USA and Europe, working in England for numerous UK national newspapers as well as being the principal photographer for Australia’s News Limited London bureau. She worked and travelled throughout the USA before returning home in 1998 where she became a senior staff photographer at the Sydney Morning Herald until 2003, photographing news, arts and sport including the Sydney 2000 Olympics. She won two World Press Photo Awards, an American Picture of the Year Award and two Walkley Awards for Australian Journalism and was among the finalists in a number of other major international awards.

The Narelle Autio Watercolours exhibition also marks the launch of a new store location in Melbourne – moving from Level 1 of St Collins Lane to its Collins Street frontage at 260 Collins Street. It will be on display at the Leica Store and Gallery in Sydney and Melbourne until March 2023.