11 October 1934 |
Fenwick began his photographic career at the age of 16 with a job at The Courier Mail, eventually rising to become that newspaper's chief photographer in 1974, a position which he held until his retirement in 1994. He was also their pictorial editor for eight years (1984–1991). As a representative of News Limited newspapers, Fenwick covered the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul and the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland. In 1992, Fenwick became a war correspondent with the Australian Army in Somalia.
Fenwick wrote the foreword for the 1990 book Brisbane Our Town – A Century of Photographs by Helen Dash.
Fenwick has won many awards, including the prestigious Walkley Award for Best News Picture in 1965, for his images of the vessel Kopjan Neilson as it lay capsized in Moreton Bay. He has also been awarded Australian Photographer of the Year (1980), Nikon's International Best Series of Pictures and the International Sports Press Association's World's Best Black and White Picture (1977).
In 1957, Fenwick married June Enchelmaier. He has three children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He and his wife currently reside in Redcliffe, Queensland. He has two sisters: Marsha Waggoner, a professional poker player who lives in the United States, and Billie Kruithof.
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