David Gray

David Gray began his career as a cadet photographer at The Australian newspaper in 1989.

Since joining Reuters in 1995, he has extensively covered news and sporting events in Asia, the South Pacific region, North and South America, Europe and Africa.

In 2003, Gray was appointed Chief Photographer Australia, until 2007 when he moved to Beijing, China as a Specialist Photographer. In China he travelled to more than 20 Provinces, covering news and sporting events that included civil unrest in Xinjiang and Tibet, the Sichuan earthquake and assignments in North Korea.

In April 2009, he spent 2 months in Sri Lanka to oversee coverage for the ending of the 25-year civil war between government troops and the Tamil Tigers.

Gray has also covered 5 Summer Olympic Games and 4 Winter Olympic Games, a total of 11 World Cup tournaments for soccer, cricket and rugby, plus numerous world athletics and swimming championships and organised coverage and logistics for the Asian Games in China, two Commonwealth Games, a world swimming championship, and a cricket and rugby World Cup.

He moved back to Australia, and has been Chief Photographer for Australia/New Zealand and the Pacific since 2013.

World Press Photo Involvement:
Award-winning photographer 2019 Photo Contest

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