Andrew Meares is a Senior Fellow at the Autonomy, Agency and Assurance Innovation Institute, known as the 3A Institute (3Ai).
Andrew is a multi-award-winning photographer and senior Australian media and political communicator. Andrew was a photojournalist at Fairfax for 27 years, President of the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery for 3 years and in 2018 was a Senior Adviser to then Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten.
His photography career has spanned the transition from the darkroom to digital. He won a Walkley Award in 2010 for photos taken on an iPhone. His camera has enabled him to cover much of Australia, travel to war zones and crawl around on carpets and walk backwards down the corridors of Parliament House, The White House, and the Great Hall of the People.
Andrew joined the ANU in 2019 where he is now investigating the role of images in an ecosystem of distrust in an increasingly fast and connected world.