emily hlavac green




Based in : Brooklyn, New York, US
August : London, UK & Paris, France
Nov / Dec : Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown, New Zealand
Jan : Los Angeles, Seattle, US

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 sustainable tourism.

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, brand ideation and event design in food and lifestyle.

Emily enjoys collecting plants, rekindling found objects and living out of a suitcase.


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


The New York Times, PDN,  Edible Manhattan, Edible Brooklyn, Cuisine NZ, Dish, Homestyle, Ladygunn, NZ Life & Leisure, MINDFOOD, New Zealand Herald, Nowhere Magazine, The Outbound Journal, Scope Arts Journal, Vogue Italia, Your Home and Garden


2017 Rangefinder Magazine Lifestyle Professional Prize for a Food Narrative
2017 Shoot The Frame / The Face Finalist July
2017 Pink Lady® Apple a Day Finalist
2016 PDN Taste Food Photo Overall Grand Professional Winner
2013 Capture Annual Top Ten Emerging Photographer


Yu Gallery (Shanghai, China), Con Artist (NYC, USA), Magnet Gallery (Melbourne, Aus), NZFW (Auckland, NZ), Dunedin Public Art Gallery (NZ), Casbah (NZ), Dunedin Artist in the Terminal (NZ)