In 2016 I exhibited A photographer’s life – part one, a retrospective of my work from eleven years old, from my first plastic camera to my media work for international news organisations.
It documented the changes in the news media over the ages… from film to digital capture … the way news photography and photojournalism evolved over the decades.
The 2016 exhibition demonstrated that mainstream media faces massive challenges and a fight for survival and relevance. The message to all involved in the media – myself included – is to adapt.
Since then, I adapted and shifted focus and am back with (Selections from) A photographer’s life – part two, a fundamentally different body of work. While part one was almost exclusively ‘assigned’ media work, these images are less so.
A recent decline in opportunity and funding in media has meant that much of the new work was made independently, at times self-funded and sometimes purely personally observational.
Brian has worked as a freelance photographer and photojournalist for several decades, servicing Australian & international news media and wires.
His work has been published extensively around the world. He has previously exhibited several times at Head On Photo Festival and has also had multiple winner and finalist successes in the Head On Photo Awards. He has won the Nikon Walkley Portrait Prize three times and was one of three finalists for 2013 Walkley Press Photographer of the Year.
In 2020, three of Brian’s portraits were exhibited above the planet In Space when selected by Portraits of Humanity.
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