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ILLUMINATE GALLERY.

Mariko and Christy are both professional Picture Editors with a combined 30 years working in newspapers, magazines, media agencies and galleries. They have viewed and edited a plethora of images from talented photographers, many that have gone on to becoming iconic photographs. They have had the privilege of working with some of the most well respected photographers in Australia and overseas.

MARIKO

THIS THING + THAT THING

Mariko Nissen started her career sifting through paparazzi images at a women’s magazine in New Zealand. Her career has led her to her true passion for photojournalism while working at newspapers such as The Daily Telegraph and Herald Sun and news wire service at the Australian Associated Press. In her own work, Mariko is drawn to landscape photography and children’s portraiture. 

CURRENTLY:    Taking snaps

CHRISTY

THIS THING + THAT THING

Christy Cullen started scanning and retouching negatives at a celebrity portraiture library and immediately fell in love with the art of photography.  She has forged a career across Australia, UK, and Ireland working as a picture editor for newspapers and news agencies.  Her true passion lies in uncovering images from old film negative archives.

CURRENTLY:    Pictures pictures

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