Andrew Taylor ACS

Andrew Taylor ACS began his career at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1986 where he started as a studio cameraman, working on shows like Play School, Mr Squiggle and Countdown. Operating large LDK-5 tube cameras in a traditional studio setting, Andy was free to master the fundamentals of composition, focus, and camera movement without having to be concerned about exposure, colour or lighting. Within two years, he had honed his craft and began to explore new opportunities.

Andy secured a field position in the ABC’s highly respected cine-camera department as a cine camera assistant and from there progressed to a position as a news & current affairs cameraman.

In 1992 he was posted to the ABC Moscow bureau where he covered the collapse of the former Soviet Union, the 1993 Moscow uprising and wars in Afghanistan and Abkhazia.

Returning to Sydney in 1997 Andy was appointed to the position of senior news & current affairs cameraman, shooting assignments for Four Corners, Foreign Correspondent, Australian Story, Landline and several ABC documentary productions. He also shot for: National Geographic, CBS 60 Minutes, Dateline NBC, BBC Panorama, Reuters TV, ITV and CNN.

In 2009 Andy joined 60 Minutes Australia, as a senior staff cinematographer shooting stories covering many genres, from: human interest, to true crime, wildlife and adventure, science and medical, politics and celebrity profiles, wars and natural disasters.

Andy has travelled to over one hundred and fifteen countries, filming royalty and rock stars, warlords, and terrorists, often in the most amazing locations around the world.

Andy was proud to receive his ACS accreditation in 2002. His work has been recognized by his peers with over thirty ACS awards and six prestigious Walkley Awards for Cinematography.

Andy Taylor ACS accepting his Hall of Fame induction in Brisbane 2024

The Australian Cinematographers Society welcomes Andrew Taylor ACS into the Hall of Fame.