Monday, March 25, 2013

Sean Davey - Dog Food and Oysters

Sean Davey is an Australian photographer whose work I like. In 2004 and in 2005 Sean visited the USA where he photographed with black and white film and a 35mm Yashica camera that he bought at a flea market in New York for $30. Sean traveled across the USA and into Mexico where he photographed the scenes and the people he came into contact with. Eight years after the first images from this series was made, they have been sequenced into a small book of 65 photographs with the intriguing title of Dog Food & Oysters.
The book is printed in an edition of 500 and is now available for pre-order. All copies of the book are numbered and signed by the author. To order a copy you can go HERE.

Sean Davey grew up in Canberra (Australia), where he studied photography throughout high school. Sean developed an early interest in documentary photography through his father’s Time/Life books. “I was enthralled by photographs without knowing who made them. Later I realised that my favourite images were made by the likes of Eugene Smith and Larry Burrows.” Sean’s first project (on political protests – made when he was 17) was exhibited at The Art Gallery of NSW in 1997.
After university and two years working as a sound recordist and camera assistant, Sean undertook a traineeship with Fairfax Media in Sydney. For three years he worked across numerous newspapers and magazines, including The Sun-Herald, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Financial Review. In Sean’s first year as a trainee photographer he was nominated for a Walkley Award for news photography. In 2003/04 Sean travelled to Europe and the USA where he photographed freely for a year with black & white film. Since 2005 Sean has been primarily working on photography related projects in Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Sean’s work has been exhibited at The Monash Gallery of Art (Melbourne), KickArts Contemporary Arts (Cairns), National Library of Australia, State Library of NSW and Cairns Regional Gallery, as well as in numerous group exhibitions. Sean is currently Manager of Projects and Education at PhotoAccess in Canberra, as well he teaches photography at Canberra Institute of Technology. In 2011 Sean opened The Photography Room in Queanbeyan, NSW.

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