GEORGE'S AWARDS, PRIZES, ACHIEVEMENTS & EXHIBITIONS

George’s passion, innovation and flair for photography have been praised universally by clients and acknowledged within the industry with a number of his images residing in the prestigious National Portrait Galleries of London and Canberra, the National Library of Australia and on a Royal Australian Mint coin for his portrait of Fred Hollows.

In 2017 George had the honour of being invited as Guest Judge for The National Photographic Portrait Prize – NPG Canberra and in 2018 was one of 20 artists commissioned by National Portrait Gallery for it's 20th Year Celebration & Exhibition.

World wide recognition of George's work was highlighted when George was placed first for both Photo District News World In Focus Human Condition Portrait - NYC and Photo District News Best Website – NYC for his George Fetting website as well as multiple finalist for the Spider Black & White Awards USA,
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize - NPG London and Travel Photographer of the Year London.

AWARDS & PRIZES

2018 National Portrait Gallery commissioned portrait of Andrew Gaze Australian Basketball Legend
2017 National Portrait Gallery Guest Judge for The National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017
2017 Finalist - $15,000 Ballarat International Foto Biennale - Inaugural Martin Kantor Portrait Prize 2017
2017 Finalist - $20,000 Olive Cotton Portrait Prize - Tweed River Art Gallery
2017 Finalist - $25,000 Josephine Uhlrick & Win Schubert Photographic Prize – Gold Coast
2014 Finalist - National Photographic Portrait Prize – NPG Canberra
2014 Finalist – Head On Photographic Prize Landscape - Sydney
2014 Double Finalist - DUO Magazine Percival Photographic Portrait Prize
2012 Finalist – Head On Alternative Portrait Prize – Sydney
2011  First Place - Australian Travel Photographer Of The Year – Sydney
2010 Finalist - AOP Open Awards (UK)
2010 Finalist - Shoot The Chef
2010 First Place - Australian Travel Photographer Of The Year
2009 Third Prize  - BSG $10,000 Art Prize  - $1000
2009 2nd Prize $2500 - Elinchrom Strobe Masters
2009 Double Finalist  - BSG Picture This - Melbourne
2009 Finalist - Liverpool Art Prize
2009 Finalist - Keddies Pastoral Photographic Prize
2009 Finalist  - Poimena Art Award - Tasmania
2009 Finalist – MADC
2008 First Place - Australian Travel Photographer Of The Year – Sydney
2008 Director's Choice + Highly Commended - Olive Cotton Portrait Prize - Tweed River Art Gallery
2008 Finalist - Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize - NPG London
2008 Finalist - Josephine Uhlrick & Win Schubert Photographic Prize – Gold Coast
2008 Finalist - National Photographic Portrait Prize – National Portrait Gallery Canberra
2008 Finalist - Olive Cotton Portrait Prize – Tweed River Art Gallery
2008 Finalist - Shoot The Chef – NSW Art Gallery
2007 First Place - $10 000 Olive Cotton Portrait Prize - Tweed River Art Gallery
2007 Double Finalist + Highly Commended – Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize - Sydney
2007 Finalist – Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards - London
2007 Finalist - Shoot The Chef – NSW Art Gallery
2006 First Place - PDN World In Focus Human Condition Portrait – NYC
2006 Finalist - Olive Cotton Portrait Prize – Tweed River Art Gallery
2006 Finalist - Shoot The Chef – NSW Art Gallery
2006 Double Finalist - Spider Black & White International Photojournalism Awards – USA
2005 Finalist - Olive Cotton Portrait Prize – Tweed River Art Gallery
2005 Finalist - Masters Of Fare – National Portrait Gallery Canberra
2005 Finalist – Head On Alternative Portrait Prize - Sydney
2005 Finalist - Shoot The Chef – NSW Art Gallery
2005 Double Finalist - Spider Black & White International Photojournalism Awards – USA
2004 First Place - PDN Best Website – NYC  
2004 2nd Place Hasselblad Masters - Europe
2004 Finalist – Head On Alternative Portrait Prize - Sydney
2004 Finalist - Josephine Uhlrick Memorial Portrait Prize – Gold Coast

Achievements

2010 Royal Australian Mint One Dollar - collectable coin with portrait of Professor Fred Hollows embossed

Collections 
George has multiple portraits featured in the following Permanent Collections

National Portrait Gallery – London
National Portrait Gallery – Canberra
National Library Of Australia, Private Collections – Various
Tweed River Art Gallery

Exhibitions

2017 Guest Judge - National Photographic Portrait Prize – NPG Canberra
2016 Portraits………………….. Solo Exhibition ACA Sydney
2015 Head On Photo Festival...Portrait Exhibition Sydney Town Hall
2015 Artist of The Month ……...Portraits Exhibition Sydney
2007 ONLY HUMAN……………Academy of Art University - San Francisco Goup Exhibition
2007 SIGNATURE………………Daylesford FOTO Biennale Group Exhibition
2007 KODAK SALON…………Centre For Contemporary Photography – Group Exhibition Melbourne
2006 KODAK SALON…………Centre For Contemporary Photography – Group Exhibition Melbourne
2005 NYC Return………………Solo Exhibition Street photographs and portraits
2005 Blender Gallery Sydney
2005 Head On…………………….Michael Nagy Gallery – Sydney Group Exhibition
2005 Masters of Fare…………..2 x portraits – National Portrait Gallery Canberra Group Exhibition
2004 Liquidity…………………...Ocean & cloudscapes Exhibition - Blender Gallery Sydney
2004 Head On…………………….Michael Nagy Gallery – Sydney Group Exhibition
2004 Masters of Fare…………..2 x portraits – National Portrait Gallery Canberra Group Exhibition
2003 Somewhere Else………..…Photo-Technica Gallery – Sydney Group Exhibition
2001 Portraitwork……………….Colour & black+white portraits - John Fairfax Foyer Sydney
1994 Appearances ………….….Black and white fine art portraits –  Gallery 5 Brisbane

Photo Documentaries

2000 Photo Documentaries …..Afghanistan and Pakistan
Subjects: Taliban / Northern Alliance, heroin and opium trade

1996 Photo Documentaries ……Afghanistan and Pakistan
Subjects: Taliban / Northern Alliance, heroin and opium trade

1993 Photo Documentaries …...World Vision sponsored trip to Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand
Subjects: land mine victims, child prostitution, leper colony and village life