About

Mags King

United Kingdom, based in Australia

Mags King has been a photographic editor for over twenty years. She lives in Sydney, Australia, and is the managing photo editor at The Sydney Morning Herald

Originally from London, United Kingdom, King moved to Sydney in 2003 and has been a photo editor for Australia's oldest publishing newspaper for over 14 years. She manages an award winning photographic department with some of the country’s most respected photojournalists. 

King is a curator, producer, speaker, mentor and has judged for numerous high profile photographic awards including the Walkley Awards, Amnesty International, Indian Photographic Festival, Head On Photo Festival, Australian Life for the City of Sydney, Sun Studios Emerging Talent, Kennedy Awards, ANZ Photobook Award, as well as for the Photo Collective. 

For the past ten years, King has curated an annual photographic exhibition ‘Photos1440’ at the NSW State Library. She has recently edited and published a photographic book Sydney Lives for the masthead’s 190th birthday - highlighting the rich visual archives of The Sydney Morning Herald

King has been on the advisory board of the Walkley Foundation.


World Press Photo Involvement:
2022 World Press Photo Contest jury member
2020 Joop Swart Masterclass nominator 

Mags King on Social Media: 
Instagram: @mags__king
Twitter: @magsking

Mags King

Portrait credit: James Brickwood