emily hlavac green




Auckland, New Zealand March 19 - April 4
Chicago, USA April 19 - April 22
Cusco, Peru May 1 - May 19
Seattle, WA June 4 -7

Emily is based in Brooklyn, New York


Emily is a photographer and art director who creates visual stories and narratives motivated by a curiosity of place, character and context.

With an enthusiasm for travel she has helped build projects to unearth cultural discussions – from a short stint living in the Pacific Nation of Tonga shooting a sustainable solar documentary project, to a five-year long international fashion project shot between New Zealand and China.

Most recently she has been working as Lead Photographer and Designer for New Zealand’s leading food personality, Annabel Langbein; a role which encompasses shoot production through to art direction and brand ideation in food and lifestyle.

She was recently awarded the 2016 PDN Taste Food Photo Grand Professional Prize for her travel/destination series documenting the wine harvest in Central Otago, New Zealand, the 2017 Rangefinder Magazine Lifestyle Professional Prize for a Food Narrative story, and selected by Photographers Without Borders to travel to Peru with an NGO in May.

With over seven years’ experience as a photographer and art director, Emily’s work has been published internationally across print and interactive campaigns, editorials and branded video for clients such as Jetstar Asia, Tourism Dunedin, Fitbit, Outdoor Voices and Fonterra.

With both an appreciation for coveted, clever, homely things and the desire to live the nomadic life, Emily has recently packed up her New Zealand home and moved to New York City.

Open to exploring opportunities worldwide.
Please get in touch if you’d like to work together.



ABSENCE OF COLOUR - Anything Can Happen, Yu Gallery, Shanghai, CHINA


INHABIT - Space And Place, Con Artist Collective, New York City, USA
INHABIT - Space And Place, Magnet Gallery, Melbourne, AUS


A DARKER EDEN -  Exhibition for New Zealand Fashion Week, Wynyard, Auckland, NZ
POSTCARDS FROM ELSEWHERE - A Place Between, Casbah Gallery, Hamilton NZ


DEPARTURES - Artist in the Terminal Fashion Week, Dunedin NZ (solo exhibition)
STRANGERS - Karaka St, Auckland NZ (zine)
EAST MEETS WEST - IFFTI Ccnference, Tokyo JAPAN (paper presentation)
SEVEN - Artist's Room, Dunedin NZ (group show)


THERE'S NOTHING BEAUTIFUL IN HERE - White Night, Dunedin NZ (zine)
STORY OF THE CREATIVE - See.Me, New York City, USA (group exhibition)


STILL MOVING - Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand (solo work)
NEW LIGHT - Tongatapu, TONGA - (documentary film project)
CONCRETE CHIMERA - Dunedin Fringe Festival, NZ (curated)
THE SLEEPING PORTRAITS - Cinema/cinema, Dunedin NZ (group exhibition)



Allen & Unwin
Annabel Langbein
Clean Paleo
Dunedin iD Fashion Week
Fox Glacier Guiding
Jetstar Asia
Outdoor Voices
Tourism Dunedin
Reebok x Empower through Fitness



Cuisine NZ
Edible Manhattan / Brooklyn
NZ Life & Leisure
New Zealand Herald
Nowhere Magazine
The Outbound Journal
Photo District News
Scope Arts Journal
The New York Times
Vogue Italia
Your Home and Garden 



06-10 Grand Prize Professional Winner 2016 PDN TASTE

06-16 Fashion Culture Exchange on Wonderful Machine

Named Top 10 Emerging Photographers (AUS) - Capture Magazine Annual (2013)

03-13 Thread Magazine Interview