David Lazar is a travel photographer from Brisbane, Australia, who captures moments of life, culture and beauty through photography. He is drawn to locations which have a rich cultural background steeped in tradition and is especially interested in portrait photography.
David is a contributor to photography, travel and in-flight magazines, as well as newspapers, books and journals such as National Geographic, Asian Geographic and Lonely Planet. In 2014 he was awarded Best Culture Photographer by Garuda Airways. He was the 2012 Smithsonian Photography Contest winner in the travel category. In 2015, the inspirational book ‘Who Will I Become’ was released by the Growing Leaders Foundation, showcasing David’s photography from Trinidad and Tobago. He has recently published a coffee table book of his work from Myanmar entitled ‘Myanmar A Luminous Journey’ which is now available for purchase worldwide.
David is a member of the Jury Panel for the acclaimed 2017 Siena International Photo Awards (SIPA), and in 2016 was a judge for the Urban Photographer of the Year Awards and also the Metro Photo Challenge.
David has been a travel photographer since 2004, the year in which he spent three months in Thailand, India and Nepal. He has continued to travel frequently to countries in South Asia, Africa and parts of Central and South America. He is a photography tour leader for the company Luminous Journeys and conducts tours and workshops in Myanmar, Vietnam and Bali, Indonesia. When not travelling and photographing, David, who holds a Master of Music in film composition works as a composer of music, and a teacher and performer of piano.