In twenty five years with a camera, photography has been my passport to meeting different people, to travel, to engage with different cultures - learning and experiencing. I like penetrating a world or a space that I fear or that I don’t know or to which I’m attracted, carrying my camera with humour, compassion and curiosity - translating the world through images.
Born in Melbourne, Australia, photographer Jaime Murcia, has always been interested in telling stories through images, as a freelancer he has worked mainly in editorial and photo documentary with some commercial photography and has been commissioned and published by a wide range of clients, including The Age Newspaper, Time magazine, The Herald-Sun, The financial review, Royal Auto, Inside Sport, Qantas Australian Way, The Big Issue, Good Weekend and Sunday life magazines. Commercial clients include Monash University, City of Melbourne, The Victorian Parliament and National Australia Bank.
He was the photographer for The Melbourne Weekly, City Weekly and The Eye magazines from 1996 till 2005, photographing over 500 covers in that time.
He is a member and past President of MAPgroup (Many Australian Photographers), a nonprofit association of around forty photographers who share a passion and commitment to high quality, independent documentary image making.
Recently he completed his first book ‘Little Big Town’, A photographic journey through Melbourne’s little streets and laneways, which was published by The Five Mile Press.
A number of his photos are held in the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra and the National Library of Australia.