“Tom is not only a very talented photographer and film-maker, but he also has a real gift for putting people at ease. His calm and courteous manner – and great eye for detail – brings out the very best in people. A total pro, Tom can always be relied upon to deliver.”
AMP Foundation Communications Manager
"Tom brought a lot of sensitivity and experience to our photography, helping draw out the humanity of the subjects in a compelling, beautiful way. He was also flexible and patient to work with - a pleasure to have on board!"
Marketing and Advertising Director
The Salvation Army, Australia Eastern Territory
“Tom takes spectacular photos and films which really capture the essence of people and places and tell compelling visual stories. Tom is very personable and makes his subjects feel at ease. He is very respectful of community members and interested in their lives and culture. He takes the time to ensure he gets good shots, is easy to work with, responsive, adaptable and conscientious.”
“Tom Greenwood has produced four videos, plus numerous photos, of our research projects in Papua New Guinea and the Torres Strait. With his journalistic experience and natural sensitivity he managed to translate comparatively dry scientific studies into engaging general-interest stories. When filming with us he was patient and respectful, and accommodated endless complications with time, location and travel. People naturally responded to him, in spite of the potential for our filming and interviews to become intrusive. The results were innovative and impressive, and ground-breaking for CSIRO.”
Dr James Butler
Adaptive Social and Economic Systems Program
“Tom Greenwood is both an excellent photographer and wonderful story teller. As a father himself, Tom has a great insight into children, and his gentle and sensitive approach is an absolute asset to ChildFund, given that our work is focused on young people. Tom is flexible, easy going and a pleasure to work with, always fulfilling the brief provided. I have no hesitation in recommending his work to other organisations.”
“Tom is one of a kind. He’s got a wonderful photographic eye and an uncanny knack for capturing people as they really are – happy, struggling, hopeful, proud, shy, complex… human. He has a great amount of experience working in the developing world and it shows. Tom moves quietly and respectfully through village scenes, with an ability to quickly build trust and willingness to participate. In addition to the top-notch images, Tom is also a journalist who can simultaneously gather extended captions or stories, which is rare.”
Comms and Media Manager
“Tom Greenwood is the ideal photographer for Oxfam Australia: professional, highly skilled, ethical and creative. He is easy to work with, accommodating of long shooting days and best of all, always nails our brief.”
Visual Resources Coordinator
“Tom took great photos for two WFP Laos annual reports. He managed to capture the essence of what WFP does in Laos as well as give a powerful sense of the communities in which it operates. The perspectives he chose for his photographs of the poor and marginal were exceptional; not only did he maintain poor people’s dignity, but he was also able to bring out school children’s joy and smiles and the drive of hard-working people who have to make ends meet. His Laos photos can be seen in many WFP global publications. I highly recommend him.”
World Food Program Country Director, Laos
“Tom is a talented photographer who comes highly recommended. As well taking photos, he is an excellent trainer. He conducted three photography workshops for GTZ and staff members learnt a great deal and found the sessions a lot of fun. I noticed a marked improvement in the quality of photos from staff in the field following the trainings.”
“Tom Greenwood carried out a number of photographic assignments with UNICEF Laos between 2007 and 2010. His combination of photography and writing skills proved a real asset for gathering powerful human interest stories that were used for fundraising and other purposes.
Consistently, Tom demonstrated a journalist’s ability to find the essence of a human interest story and then support it with powerful images. He is highly reliable and meets deadlines while also showing the necessary flexibility in order to meet the evolving requirements of his assignments. His case studies are excellent and we have used his images – notably of our water and sanitation programme – over and over.
I would not hesitate to recommend Tom for employment in any organisation and wish him luck in his future endeavours.”
Chief of Communication