Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher today welcomed the announcement that Roberto Seba from Brazil has won the Victorian role as Lifestyle Photographer as part of the ‘Best Jobs in the World’ competition.
As the successful Lifestyle Photographer for Time Out Melbourne, Roberto will experience, interpret and write about Victoria’s hidden secrets and new trends, creating city and regional Victoria photo shoots and encountering local identities, designers and artists.
Ms Asher said that apart from the actual role, Roberto will act as an ambassador and an advocate for the state by providing compelling stories and content to appeal to a wide variety of travellers.
“I look forward to Roberto’s unique take on the Melbourne tourism experience from the sophisticated coffee culture, world-class dining, numerous cultural and sporting events to the constantly evolving design and creative scene as well as his road trips throughout regional Victoria,” Ms Asher said.
Nick Dent, Group Editor, Time Out Australia, said Time Out Melbourne was delighted to be partnering with Tourism Victoria to offer a talented young photojournalist the chance to discover Melbourne and Victoria.
"There's no other city like Melbourne where so much is happening on every night of the week. Time Out is all about the thrill of discovery and we're excited to offer someone as talented as Roberto the chance to be a part of that,” Mr Dent said.
Roberto is an experienced travel and food photographer who has worked with Lonely Planet magazine, Proxima Viagem, Top Destinos and Global Rural. He graduated with a degree in Advertising from Centro Universitario Vila Velha. Roberto is also an accomplished filmmaker and has had work featured at The Berlin Film Festival and The Saveur Video Festival.
One of six winning candidates chosen to undertake a different ‘dream job’ within Australia, he was short listed from a group of 18 finalists, following a week of diverse challenges and interviews, aimed at assessing the best candidate for each of the six dream jobs.
He will commence his six-month appointment at Time Out in September. Runners-up for the Melbourne job were Marie Michiels of Belgium and Moska Najib from Afghanistan.