Lachie Hinton is an Australian figurative artist and documentary filmmaker from Sydney. His work explores the social and political forces that shape the human experience of contemporary life. Examining the characters, interactions and sentiments within society, his expressive interpretation of humanity oscillates between crisis points and the quotidian moments of everyday life. Inspired to communicate stories and ideas through his subjects, he illustrates social structures and frictions at play in often unseen and politically-charged environments.

Through painting, drawing, photojournalism and documentary filmmaking, Hinton’s art spans themes from human rights to beach culture to landscape. He is no stranger to zones of tension, having travelled to North Korea to capture daily life in the isolated nation in 2014, following the route of refugees through camps in Greece during the European refugee crisis of 2016 and documenting conditions of refugees and asylum seekers indefinitely detained on Nauru, a Micronesian island with highly-restricted media access in 2018.

Lachie Hinton in Pyongyang, North Korea, 2014.