Retired Director of Media Department
Royal Children’s Hospital
Gigi Williams has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. She graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1981. She is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS), the Australian Institute of Medical & Biological Illustration (AIMBI), and was the first Australian to receive her Fellowship of the BioCommunication Association (BCA), and has received awards for her photography in Australia and overseas. She was an AIMBI National President. In 2006 she was awarded the top honour of the BCA, the Louis Schmidt Award.
In 2016 she left her busy job as the Director of a large creative department at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne providing photography, graphic design, video and web design to concentrate on her personal work. Since then she has travelled the world as a landscape and nature photographer and has been recognized with over 60 international awards.
She says: “Although my images involve meticulous planning there is an element of magic required when Heaven and Earth; the moon and the stars, all align and I am able to capture a unique moment in time never to be repeated. I am passionate about recording the fragile nature of our world and its inherent beauty in a world full of hatred and conflict.”
In 2021 she was honoured with a further qualification from the RPS – that of an Accredited Senior Imaging Scientist (ASIS) along with another Fellowship - this time in Imaging Science, her first being in Medical Photography.