The Everyday Projects
Cairns QLD, Australia
Long based in Australia's northern tropical city of Cairns, Brian was born in London UK almost with a camera in his hand. (First camera a VPTwin 127 Bakelite camera - 2/6d at Woolworths)
Spent his formative and 'interesting' teenage years playing and photographing football. Pictures appeared regularly in London's metro press before Brian moved to Australia.
Since making Cairns home a few decades ago Brian has been freelancing for National and International media including News Ltd, Fairfax and 'The Wires'.
Brian covered - amongst countless other news events - tsunamis in Asia (Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar 2004/5) and the Pacific (Sissano PNG 1998), the evacuation of refugees from E Timor (1999), George Speights coup in Fiji and the World Economic Forum riots, Melbourne (2000), the 2002 Bali bombings and the devastation wrought in Australia by category 5 cyclone's Larry (2006) and Yasi (2011).
A Nikon Walkley Award winner in 2005, 2011, 2016 and a finalist in the 2013 “Nikon Walkley Australian Press Photographer of the Year Award” , he also won the “Kodak/adidas Australian Sports Photo of the Year" (1985) and has achieved recognition in the US National Press Photographers Awards “NPPA Best of Photojournalism” (Portrait 2012), the Head On Portrait Prize (2013), the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (2011), the Moscow International Foto Awards (Portrait & Moving Image), the Rothmans Press Photo Awards, the Hurley Press Photo Awards, The Bowness Photography Prize, the Gordon Parkes photo awards and the US Kellicut International (1st & 3rd 2012). Brian has also won numerous Australian awards and has been selected by peers in the "Top Ten" of "Australia's Top Photographers" in Photojournalism and Editorial. ( full list here ... http://www.briancasseyphotographer.com/awards/ )
Brian is also a member of the photojournalists collective 'fotostrada' at www.fotostrada.com ... and a contributor to @everydayaustralia at https://www.instagram.com/everydayaustralia/
2016 - listed at - www.briancasseyphotographer.com/awards
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