About Tom

Award-winning photographer, Tom Goldner uses his art to effect social change.

He has a strong passion for photo-documentary and sustainable community growth and development. During 2011, Tom travelled to Lake Volta, a fishing community in Ghana in which human trafficking is rife. During this trip he photographically documented the stories of the adults and children he lived with. The images he captured formed the basis of his inaugural Photo for Freedom exhibition ‘Volta’, through which he raised funds for the non-for-profit YGAP and began a community education campaign about the realities of the human trafficking trade.

Tom plans to continue to document the stories of vulnerable communities and effect social change through his photographic projects.


  • APPA Documentary Photographer of the Year – Runner up 2011
  • APPA Nationals Silver with distinction- 2011
  • APPA Nationals Silver- 2011
  • APPA Nationals Certificate of Attainment-2011
  • Michaels Newsletter Cover Shot Competition- June 2011
  • People and Planet 2011
  • International Loupe Awards 2011, Bronze awards
  • International Loupe Awards 2011, Silver awards
  • Finalist in Momento Pro Photobook of the Year Awards 2012
  • Semi-finalist in the 2012 Head On Portrait Prize


  • Small works exhibition June 2011.
  • New North Gallery Photographic Prize- October
  • Photo for Freedom – Volta – February 2012
  • PPB Advisory – Womens Connect – Photo for Freedom Exhibition


  • People and Planet Diary
  • Capture Magazine, The annual 2011
  • Beat Magazine February 2012
  • MX February 2012

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