Jeff Moorfoot is a burned out advertising photographer with a bunch of letters after his name. He is the founder of the ‘free radicals’, co organiser of the ‘Homeless Gallery / Galeria Bezdomna’ in Australia, Former Vice President of the Victorian Division of the AIPP, and founder and former Festival Director of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale [formerly the Daylesford Foto Biennale] He is the editor of the online magazine BETA developments in photography. A progressive traditionalist dedicated to making pictures ‘about’ things instead ‘of’ things, he likes to take an opposing point of view on most matters. He lives at Lyonville in the Central Victorian Highlands of Australia in a house he designed and built himself. He is the founder and former Festival Director of the BALLARAT International Foto Biennale [BIFB]. At the end of 2015 he retired as the driving force behind Australia's largest and most comprehensive International Festival of Photography, staged over one month every second year in the city of Ballarat in South Eastern Australia, just over one hour from Melbourne. In the course of six festivals, [the first two being held in Daylesford in 2005 and 2007 as the Daylesford Foto Biennale] he guided the BIFB to establish itself an International reputation in photographic circles across all disciplines - from Commercial to Fine Art, from Professional to Amateur, from technique to aesthetic.
Jeff Moorfoot OAM was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia [OAM] in the Queen's Birthday Honours List announced on June 12th 2017 for his services to the Visual Arts, specifically photography.