Bronwen is widely regarded as the finest equine and thoroughbred photographer in Australia, and also one of the very best in the world. She specialises in the creation of unique, dynamic and dramatic images on the racetrack and at stud. While there will always be other photographers who seek to emulate or compete with her style, Bronwen's work remains the industry benchmark.
Bronwen had a special affinity with the now retired unbeaten world champion Black Caviar. Her library contains the most complete set of images on and off the track of any photographer or photographic agency. Bronwen's images adorn the front and back covers of Gerard Whateley's acclaimed 2012 book titled "Black Caviar - the Authorised Story" as well as a large number inside the book, and her work was featured prolifically within the 2013 Illustrated Edition of the same book.
In addition to Gerard's book, shortly after Black Caviar's retirement on 17 April 2013 Bronwen worked with the team at Australia Post Philatelic for the commemorative Black Caviar stamp and it's associated products. The stamp, which bears Bronwen's superb head study of the champion, was launched in Melbourne at the 2013 World Stamp Expo on 10 May 2013. In addition to the stamp, the Royal Australian Mint and ESP selected Bronwen's images to be used on the commemorative Black Caviar coins in 2013. Click on the following links for details of the Coins and the Stamp. The Black Caviar stamps joins Bronwen's images of Saintly winning the 1996 Melbourne Cup on one of the 4 Commemorative 150th anniversary of the Melbourne Cup stamps, and Heath Ryan and Regardez Moi on the 2014 Dressage stamp which were also published by Australia Post.
In 2013 the statue of Black Caviar was unveiled by the shores of Lake Nagambie, which is her birthplace. This 110% bronzed statue, commissioned by the champion's breeder and made by renowned sculptor Mitch Mitchell, and was based on Bronwen's image.
In 2015 Bronwen made her first trip to the United States to photograph cult hero and 2015 Triple Crown winner, the champion colt American Pharoah, in the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. Revered journalist Steve Haskin wrote about Bronwen's journey on his famous "Hangin' with Haskin" blog at The BloodHorse. His piece is available here. After the Haskell Bronwen travelled to Kentucky and spent 4 days photographing some of the best stallions in America, as well as the champion mares Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra. She was accompanied on her trip by her good friend and esteemed artist Lyn Beaumont. Lyn's work is seen here, and she was a wonderful traveling companion.
Bronwen combines her photographic work on the racetrack with being the main stallion and farm photographer for some of the world's most important and influential stallions and their progeny. She has been entrusted with the precious stallion roster at Arrowfield Stud since 2008. She is the primary photographer for Vinery Stud and Emirates Park and the preferred Australian stallion photographer for Darley. She was also selected to provide the feature racetrack and behind the scenes imagery for the inaugural running of The Championships in 2014 by Racing NSW. In 2013 she photographed the world champion racehorse Animal Kingdom for Arrowfield Stud and in 2014 photographed his highly anticipated first foals as well as first season stallion Dundeel who had retired to Arrowfield Stud following his triumph in the 2014 $4m Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
Bronwen's clients include Arrowfield Stud, The Championships (Racing NSW), Magic Millions, TDN, Woodside Park Stud, James Harron Bloodstock, Cornerstone Stud, Millpark Stud, China Horse Club, Champion Thoroughbreds, HarperCollins/ABC Books, Inglis, Josephy Lyddy, blackcaviar.net.au, Emirates Park, Aushorse, ABC Books, Darley, Cambridge Publishing Limited, Vinery Stud, Inglis, Timeform (UK), Owner & Breeder Magazine (UK), Tabcorp, ACTTAB, Racing NSW, BlueBloods, Racetrack Magazine, Pan MacMillan and Random House. Her work on Black Caviar was widely published in both the News Ltd and Fairfax masthead newspapers all over Australia. Bronwen's work continued to be sourced by the editorial team at The Daily Telegraph and she was recently asked to photograph Vegas Showgirl's new foal. The acclaimed broodmare foaled a beautiful filly by Arrowfield Stud's champion stallion Snitzel. Vegas Showgirl is famous as the dam of champion Winx.
Bronwen now works at times with her partner and fellow photographer Darren Tindale who now freelances after retiring from a glittering career as a Herald Sun photographer. Darren's timeless image of Saintly sleeping with the 1996 Melbourne Cup hangs in the Flemington pressroom and he worked closely with the former Bart Cummings trained champion So You Think. Their combined skills and love of the racing industry make them a formidable combination.
"She consistently produces memorable images to a high professional standard. Some photographs, including her 2009 head shot of Redoute's Choice, have become defining images for individual stallions". John Messara (Chairman Arrowfield Stud, Chairman Racing NSW Chairman Australian Racing Board):
"The photography brings this book to life and the talents of those included captivate. None more so that Bronwen Healy who captured 'the famous pony' like no other: you have my professional admiration and profound gratitude". Gerard Whateley. Author "Black Caviar - Illustrated Edition".