Toni Greaves is a documentary and commercial photographer with a passion for storytelling. Born and raised in Australia, she has an extensive background in design, having worked for more than a decade as an Art Director and Creative Director in both the USA and Europe.
She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including Pictures of the Year International (POYi), Visa Pour l’Image, Palm Springs Photo Festival, PDN’s 30, Communication Arts, American Photography, Review Santa Fe, and Critical Mass’ top 50, among many others. She has been profiled and featured in the British Journal of Photography, the New York Times Lens blog, Slate, and Communication Arts magazine.
Her photographs have been featured in magazines and publications internationally, including the New York Times Magazine, Time, Al Jazeera America, Geo, Le Monde, the New York Times, Marie Claire, Outside, the FADER, the Sunday Times Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal, among many others. Her work has been exhibited around the globe.
Toni's first photographic monograph, Radical Love, was published by Chronicle Books, September 2015.
In her prior career in design, Toni created and directed award-winning work for clients such as Apple, Nike, British Airways, Microsoft, Intel, T-Mobile, and Weight Watchers, among many others. She holds a Master of Arts in Visual Communication Design, and is a graduate of the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism program at the International Center of Photography, in New York City. She also holds degrees in both Graphic Design and Journalism.
Toni has a reputation for sensitivity to her subjects, and for seeing beyond what is immediately apparent in a situation in order to tell a deeper and more personal visual story. Her personal projects typically explore themes of ritual, spirituality, community and healing, and how connection and selfhood are found and formed within these havens.
Toni is based in Portland, Oregon, and is available for commissions worldwide. Also, she welcomes the opportunity to bring her work to a broader audience via festivals and exhibits.