Nick Moir

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Oculi’s ultimate storm chaser, Moir’s passion is capturing the dramatic environmental phenomena of Australia, from its ragged lightning and dust storms and blackening bushfires to the devastating effects of climate change. He received a World Press Photo award for coverage of the destructive 2002-03 bushfire season and Australian Press Photographer of the Year in 2002 for a series on Sydney’s severe weather.

Moir recently completed his photo essay, Last Day on Earth, a look at the massive storms of America’s Tornado Alley.

In 2009 he was named International Environmental Photographer of the Year in the Changing Climates category, an annual prize of the University of Westminster, for his image Microburst and Dust Storm. Moir was winner of the South Australian Museum’s ANZANG Nature Photography competition for his evocative image of a bushfire bearing down on a town in Southeastern NSW which was also included in Prix Pictet’s Earth last year. Moir was recently commissioned by GEO to photograph storms in Australia’s tropical north. He lives in Sydney and works for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Moir is a founding member of Oculi.

The Lost City

The Lost City

Long White Cloud

Long White Cloud

Last Day on Earth

Last Day on Earth

The Burning

The Burning

Tsunami Aftermath 2004

Tsunami Aftermath 2004