About John Tass-Parker

Photographer John Tass-Parker

John Tass-Parker has had a camera in his hand for as long as he can remember.

He studied Studio Art at high school and was chosen to exhibit in the annual Top Arts Exhibition at the National Gallery Victoria in 2007.

John’s photography continued whilst he studied Media/ Communication and Commerce at Melbourne University and Georgetown University in Washington D.C.

Whilst at Georgetown University, John was sought out by Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s Chief of Staff to become Ms Gillard’s Digital Media strategist.

John was able to use his skills as a photographer to build the Prime Minister’s social media presence culminating in 3 million hits for the now famous ‘End of The World’ speech which John conceived, wrote and directed.

John has travelled to Greece, Cuba, Egypt and Ireland shooting photographs often with single figures in architectural surrounds.

Apart from his work in the political arena, John has worked for Human Rights Watch in New York and was media co-ordinator at the Lowy Institute in Sydney in 2011.

John was stills photographer on the film Matching Jack, which won the Milan International Film Festival in 2010.