Dean Golja


Melbourne, Australia
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IMAGE UNITED – Photography & Video

25 years of solid expertise in all practical aspects of photography and video including location or studio work with natural and artificial lighting. Together with technical producer Harry Jay, we concentrate in creating strong portraiture for extensive image library campaign/advertising to dedicated magazine articles/ portraiture. Our reputation is predominately with Government and Not for Profit projects where there is a requirement for authentic representation and highly creative pictorial content that is always united with the message that needs to be conveyed.

Image United is dedicated to creating the right images and has a depth of experience in all aspects of photography and video for campaigns and promotions. Our work always looks for elements of human connection and real stories.


Dean Golja – Principle Photographer & Founder
Client liaison, concept development and creative direction, photography and video production, post-production manager, editor of stills and video, photo library advisor and researcher.

Harry Jay – Business manager and in-house producer.
Office manager, accounts, systems manager, estimates and budget management, copyright and usage management, briefings and creative quality control, schedules and detailed call sheets for shoot days, retouching briefs and post-production management, photo library manager and researcher.


Federal Department of Human Services (Panel member), Royal Commission, Veteran Affairs, Hardie Grant Publishing, Bupa, Australian Unity, Getty International, Monash University, NSW Health, Vic Health

DEAN GOLJA – Image & Video Artist

Practicing artist since 1993 having completed a fine art degree from Royal Melbourne institute of Technology and in a Master of Electronic Arts from the Australian National University, Canberra in 2002. This means, that alongside my business practice, I’ve been able to spend time investigating non-commercial ideas and larger scale, self-initiated projects for public exhibition. All of these have been commissioned in some form or other and give me a reason for believing in and maintaining a deep interest in all forms of Photography.


2019 Moran Prize. Finalist
2018 Olive Cotton Portrait Award. Finalist
2017 St Kilda Gatehouse Project. Grant
2016 National Portrait Photography Prize. Finalist
2015 Olive Cotton Portrait Award. Finalist.
2014 Head On Portrait Award. Finalist
2013 Olive Cotton Portrait Award. Finalist.
2012 Head On Portrait Award. Finalist
2011 National Portrait Photography Prize. Finalist
2010 William Bowness Photography Prize. Finalist
2009 Australia Council Grant. InterArts Landmass. Grant
2008 William Bowness Photography Prize. Finalist
2007 Josephine Ulrick and Schubert Art Photography Award. Finalist
2006 Head On Portrait Prize. Finalist
2005 Australian Centre for Photography. Finalist
2004 Josephine Ulrick and Schubert Photography Award. Finalist


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