Phil Hillyard began his career as a copy boy with the Adelaide News, gaining a cadetship as a photographer eight months later in 1989. After its closure in 1992 he freelanced for a couple of years before accepting a staff position on the Adelaide Advertiser working there as a news photographer and moving to sport in 1996.
He transferred to the Daily Telegraph in 1998 as a sports photographer. In that time he has covered a number of major assignments for News Limited’s group of papers including three Olympic Games, two Commonwealth Games, eleven cricket tours, soccer in South America and the Tsunami in Sri Lanka.
He has won many national and international awards for his work including four Walkley Awards. He was named Australian Press Photographer of the Year in 2001.
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