Isabella Melody Moore

Isabella Moore is an Australian/Peruvian photojournalist based in Sydney who values immersive research, using portraiture and documentary to create socially and culturally driven essays.

Isabella’s Native and Afro-Peruvian heritage informs her work with migrant communities, native diaspora and First Nations’ people. Sensitive to the intergenerational trauma and ongoing impacts of colonisation, Isabella approaches stories on identity and community with care, curiosity and nuance. 

Isabella’s work has been exhibited in the State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW) and is regularly published in major international publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Observer and Bloomberg Businessweek. She has three times been a national finalist in the prestigious Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (2011, 2018), and is a current finalist in the Olive Cotton Award (2021). In 2020, she was Highly Commended for Best Photojournalism by the Journalism and Education Research Association of Australia. 

Isabella is a member of Women Photograph and Diversify Photo (a community of BIPOC and non-western voices). She is currently studying a Master of Advanced Journalism at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and has completed a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Studies at Macquarie University (2008).