Gerrit has been involved in photography since he was a schoolboy in Queanbeyan, country NSW, writing and photographing for his school magazine.

On leaving school he studied photography in Canberra. Worked as a staff photographer at The Canberra Times and later with The Sydney Morning Herald and the Good Weekend Magazine.

He spent many years balancing assignment based work with personal projects and family life in Sydney and now concentrates on a number of long term documentary projects.

In addition to a successful commercial career, Gerrit’s personal practice has led to inclusion in the collections of the Australian National Gallery, Art Gallery of NSW, State Library of NSW, and the National Gallery of Victoria.

His work has been exhibited at the Australian Centre for Photography, a number of commercial galleries and included in group exhibitions at photography festivals and the public galleries listed above.