Michael Willson

Michael Willson is AFL Media's Senior Staff Photographer. Since the 2005 AFL season he has earned the respect and trust of players and clubs alike, creatively photographing all the action, triumph, heartbreak, blood, sweat and tears - often capturing moments otherwise unseen - from a unique perspective that can only come from an intimate knowledge and love for photography and Australian Football.

In 2016 Michael teamed with Geoff Slattery to publish UP CLOSE - a remarkable photographic journal of the 2016 AFL season. 

In 2018 Michael was commissioned by Commonwealth Games Australia to be the offical photographer of the Australian team at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

He has won multiple Australian Football Media Association Awards as well as being a finalist in the prestigious Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards the last three years running. Michael is also a Ted's Master.

His work is featured on AFL.com.au, AFLPhotos.com.au, the AFL Record as well as newspapers and magazines around Australia and the world.

Follow Michael on Instagram: @michaelcwillson


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