Mridula Amin is a Dhaka-born Australian photojournalist and reporter. Her work focuses on themes of inequality, migration and identity in the Asia-Pacific region. 

Mridula is a staff reporter for the ABC and has worked on investigative teams including Four Corners, Background Briefing and Digital Storytelling Innovations. She balances this with an international career in photojournalism. From 2022-2023 she worked for tech giant Google as a News Lab Teaching Fellow.

She became a member of Oculi, Australia's leading collective of photographers in 2020. She is a full member of Women Photograph and Diversify Photo.

Mridula graduated with a Bachelors of Media and Bachelors of Law (BA-Media/L.L.B) from Macquarie University, Sydney in 2018. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales as a Lawyer in 2018.

Her work has been featured by The New York Times, National Geographic, ABC, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Quartz, The Guardian, Quartz, The Sydney Morning Herald, Special Broadcasting Service, Columbia Journalism Review, De Tijd and VICE News. 

She has been a speaker and trainer for organisations including Google, Semi-Permanent Festival, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Canon, NSW Department of Education, Head On Photo Festival and Sunstudios.

Further Biography

2023 Finalist, Australian Life photography prize, exhibited in public outdoor exhibition

2022 Finalist, Australian Photography Awards, Stories category

2021 Winner, Walkleys Young Australian Journalist of the Year Award

2021 Winner, Young Walkley Award for 'Long Form Feature /Special' for 'The Hidden Park of Last Resort'

2021 Winner, Young Walkley Award for 'Visual Storytelling' for ABC News/National Geographic

2021 Finalist, Australian Life photography prize, City of Sydney

2021 Finalist, Head On Portrait Prize

2021 'Women on the Move' Feature exhibition with Everyday Projects, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney

2021 Finalist, NRMA Kennedy Award for Outstanding Feature Writing

2021 Australian Life Prize Finalist, City of Sydney

2020 Winner, Walkley Award for 'Coverage of a Major News Event or Issue' for the “ABC Bushfire Coverage”, member of ABC News team entry

2020 Joins Diversify Photo as full member

2020 Joins Oculi as full member

2019 Subject of ‘Truth, Power and a Free Press,’ interactive permanent exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House, Canberra, Australia

2019 Sunstudios Emerging Photographer Award, 2nd Place Prize

2019 Nominee,Young Walkley Award for Visual Storytelling - 'The Nauru Experience - Zero-Tolerance Immigration and Suicidal Children,' The New York Times

2019 Limboland, Solo Exhibition, opened by Human Rights Watch, Commune Sydney

2019 Nominated to World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass 2019

2019 Selected for the New York Times Portfolio Review

2018 Finalist, Capture Magazine, Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers 2018

2017 - 2018 Selected for Oculi Photo Agency Inaugural Internship Program

2017 Shortlisted for Fujifilm Australian Photography Awards - Documentary Prize

2017 Selected for Eddie Adams Workshop XXX, New York and awarded the Women Photograph International Female Photographer Stipend

2017 VII Photo Agency Masterclass with Ashley Gilbertson and Ed Kashi, New York

2017 Head On Landscape Prize Touring Exhibition, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China

2017 Head On Photo Festival Landscape Prize Exhibition, Parliament of NSW, Sydney

2017 Finalist for 'Inferno', Head On Photo Festival Prize

2016 Delegate for the US Human Rights Network at the United Nations ECOSOC High-Level Political Forum reviewing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Headquarters of the United Nations, New York

2016 Selected for the United Nations Human Rights Law Program, taught between Rutgers University and United Nations Headquarters, New York

2015 Best Director Award, Macquarie University Screen Course, Sydney

2015 'Dinner Conversation' screening, 'What is Art?' Group Exhibition, Artereal Gallery, Sydney

2014 United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group Intercultural Innovation Award for 'Everyday Racism' app developed in alliance with anti-racism NGO All Together Now