Justin Sullivan is the man behind the lens of some of the emotive pictures of the Cape Fires every year. He recently won big at an international competition


Justin Sullivan has been exploring photography in the greater Cape Town region for the past 2 years, broadening his expertise in Documentary Photography – specialising in Cape Wild Fires.

After completing his secondary schooling at the all-boys-boarding school Michaelhouse, Justin studied Development & Environmental Studies at the University of Stellenbosch. Justin completed majors in Geography & Environmental Studies, Public & Development Management, and a half-major in Sociology.

Sullivan now focusses his work on highlighting contemporary issues within South Africa, using photography to display insights into an unknown world. His documentary work from numerous Wild Fires around Cape Town has been highly recognised both locally and internationally, with various publications for print and online media.

He recently travelled to Moscow to attend the Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest awards where he won three prizes for hiw work.

“Very proud to take home 1st place in ‘Top News: single’, 2nd place in ‘My Planet: series’ and ‘online winner’ at the Andrea Stenin 2018 awards. The Grand prize went to the beautiful Alyona Kochetkova, whose story inspired me beyond words!!!

So grateful for the opportunity and even more excited to have the privilege to explore this part of the world” – Justin Sullivan

We have feartured Justin’s work here on Good Things Guy many times. His ability as a photographer, to capture not only the dispear of people fighting fires but also the passion, hope and dedication is worthy of every acolade available. His images move people to tears and inspire.

These are some of the images he submitted to the competition.

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