Ray Martin AM
Veteran Journalist & Award Winning TV Personality.
No journalist bridged the worlds of journalism and entertainment more successfully than Ray Martin. He was a New York correspondent for the ABC, a star reporter in the heyday of Channel 9’s Sixty Minutes, hosted the television variety show Midday for eight years, presented the nightly news programme A Current Affair and hosted federal election debates and counts. He broke big stories and along the way collected five Gold Logies for the most popular personality on television and is a member of the Australian Media Hall of Fame.
His philanthropy is evident in his support for the Fred Hollows Foundation and his work in this and other areas is to be applauded.
Less well known is the fact that he is a passionate photographer with a special interest in outback landscape. Not one to take himself too seriously, he describes himself as a mad photographer, Rabbitohs fan and occasional journo.
Ray Martin's Photography Journey
Veteran journalist & award-winning TV personality Ray Martin has been, what he calls, “ a closet photographer” for over half a century.
Paid to TELL the story - not take the pictures - Ray was always being told to “ put the damn camera down” by producers & tv cameramen at Four Corners & 60 Minutes.
Thankfully, he didn’t. To prove it, there’s a catalogue of photographs, a number of exhibitions & a book with his pictures, published by Melbourne University Press
a few years ago, called "Ray Martin’s World". Martin says he’s like 'The Man from American Express' - he never leaves home without his camera! Photos from commercial planes at 37,000 feet have become a specialty. He’s got a million stories to tell of exotic places he’s been, and strange people he’s met; including some truly great photographers.
What’s Ray Martin going to reveal ? Well, as they say in the news business …"Watch This Space".