Melbourne Editorial photographer

Melbourne Photojournalist Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

Melbourne Photojournalist

Melbourne editorial photographer Asanka Brendon Ratnayake is an accomplished Photojournalist. He has covered social & political unrest, humanitarian crises, natural disasters as well as general news, human interest and major sporting events throughout Asia and Australia.

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Melbourne editorial photographer

The quintessential 'all-rounder', Melbourne-based photojournalist Asanka Brendon Ratnayake, has the ability and experience to cover everything from conflict, major sport, human interest, spot news, natural disasters, daily life and long-form reportage stories all at a moments notice. 

He regularly works with The New York Times, Agence France-Presse, Associated Press, Getty Images, and Reuters and in the past worked on assignments for The Washington Post, ESPN, Al Jazeera, The Sunday Times, NRC Handelsblad and The Telegraph.

Having built the foundation of his career working in the demanding and unpredictable Asian region; Asanka has established a reputation as an attentive, ethical, and diligent reporter with the versatility and experience suited for International news publications and agencies.

He is also an accomplished documentary travel photographer, represented by Lonely Planet/Getty Images.

Asanka Brendon is currently located in his hometown of Melbourne Australia and is available for commissioned editorial, sport, reportage, documentary, humanitarian/NGO & commercial work worldwide. He is also a member of the Frontline Freelance Register.

You can see a sample of his published work and tearsheets here.

To view his Portfolio click here
Asanka Brendon Ratnayake photojournalist


To get in touch for a quote or assignment brief please get in touch.

Editorial Client list

The New York Times
Washington Post
Agence France Presse
Associated Press
Getty Images
The Telegraph (UK)
Le Moniteur
Lonely Planet
Al Jazeera
National Gallery of Victoria
National Rugby League (NRL)
Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club
England National Rugby League Team
Australian Football League (AFL)
New Zealand Warriors Rugby League team
International Cricket Council (ICC)
Cricket Australia
Cricket New Zealand
Department of Environment Land, Water and Planning
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Amnesty International
Melbourne University
Monash University
The Sunday Leader
Lululemon Athletica
Taylormade Golf
Wisden Cricketers Almanack
Netball New Zealand
Australian Grand Prix Corporation
Sipa Press
Anadolu Agency

Asanka Brendon Ratnayake photojournalist


  • Refugees fleeing Helmand Province in Afghanistan 2010
  • Daily Life in Afghanistan during American Occupation
  • Thailand Coup d'etat 2014
  • Bangkok Shutdown and Thailand political crisis
  • Nepal Earthquake 2015
  • Myanmar Rohingya humanitarian crisis 2015
  • Post War Sri Lanka in war-ravaged areas
  • Sri Lankan Presidential and General Elections
  • G20 Summit Brisbane 2014
  • Living Conditions of Aboriginal communities in remote Western Australia and the Northern Territory
  • Australian International Airshow
  • Reclaim Australia Vs Antifascists protests
  • Australian Federal Election Day 2010 '13, '16 & '19
  • Chinese International Students supplying Chinese demand for Australian goods
  • Australian Bushfires 2019-2020

You can view his reportage folio here


  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 & 2015
  • ICC World Cup T20 Sri Lanka 2012 
  • International Test, ODI & T20 cricket worldwide from 2011
  • Australian Tennis Open
  • Formula 1 - Malaysian & Australian GP's
  • MOTO GP Australian GP 
  • A-League seasons 
  • NRL Seasons 
  • Super Rugby seasons 2012 to current
  • AFC Asian Football Cup 2015
  • Fifa Soccer World Cup Qualifications and International Friendlies
  • Melbourne Cup
  • World Cup Sailing
  • UFC Fight Night Melbourne 2016
  • International Rugby Union Including British Lions Tour
  • Presidents Cup Golf 2011 and 2019
  • World Cup of Golf 2016 and 2018
  • Australian Golf Masters 2012 to 2014 


You can view the sports folio of Melbourne sports photographer Asanka Brendon Ratnayake here


To get in touch for a quote or assignment brief please get in touch.