Emily Hlavac Green is a photographer, artist and director from New Zealand who currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
She creates visual stories motivated by a curiosity of place and character. As an advocate for ethical businesses Emily enjoys collaboration, empowering people through portraiture, and the intersections between food, fashion and energy.
With an enthusiasm for travel she has helped build projects to unearth cultural discussions – from a short stint living in the Pacific Islands shooting a renewable solar documentary project, to a five-year long international fashion project shot between New Zealand and China, and recently travelled to Peru on assignment with Photographers Without Borders.
She spent two years in-house as Lead Photographer and Designer for New Zealand’s leading food personality, Annabel Langbein; a role which encompassed 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 and the 2017 Rangefinder Magazine Lifestyle Professional Prize for a Food Narrative story.
Emily enjoys collecting plants, rekindling found objects and living out of a suitcase.
SELECT ART PROJECTS
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 Conference, Tokyo JAPAN (paper presentation)
SEVEN - Artist's Room, Dunedin NZ (group show)
Reebok x Empower through Fitness
Fox Glacier Guiding
Allen & Unwin
Dunedin iD Fashion Week
The New York Times
Photo District News
Edible Manhattan / Brooklyn
NZ Life & Leisure
New Zealand Herald
The Outbound Journal
Scope Arts Journal
Your Home and Garden