Dr Louise Grayson is an Australian photographic artist whose work explores notions of cultural juxtapositions, with an emphasis on similarities of the human experience, across culture, race and region.
Formally trained as a photojournalist, Grayson’s practice engages the mediums of portrait, landscape and documentary photography. Her work focuses on how people are entwined with one another, and their environment, in inherently similar ways across the globe. They reflect her constant pursuit of not simply “meeting” people but hearing them, appreciating their perspectives, and attempting to share their tales.
Grayson holds a Doctorate of Philosophy (Visual Journalism), Masters of Arts (Visual Arts) and Bachelor of Arts (Journalism and International Politics). She has undertaken photographic commissions across Africa, Europe and Asia for various international organisations including AusAID, European Commission: Save The Children and United Nations: FAO. She has worked from rural villages in Africa to the streets of Paris, from China to Antarctica. Most recently, she travelled regularly between Australia, France and Belgium during the Centenary of World War One years (2014-2018) to create a coffee-table photographic book. This was published with the support of the Queensland Anzac Centenary - Spirit of Service grants program and the Queensland Regional Arts Development Fund.
Louise’s photographs have been exhibited at a number of Art Galleries including the Brisbane Powerhouse Museum. She also supports regional galleries with exhibited work, for example The Guardians: WWI Western Front to Resettlement exhibition at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery in 2018/2019.
Louise has 25 years photojournalism and photographic experience, including 12 years working as an academic, teaching visual communications at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
PhD, Qld University of Technology, Australia.
Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Qld University of Technology
Magnum Agency Photographic Workshop, Sydney, Australia
Master of Arts in Visual Arts, Griffith University, Australia.
Bachelor of Arts (Journalism & International Politics), University of Queensland, Australia
2018 - 2019 The Guardians, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia
2014 Camarade: World War I multimedia exhibition. Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery.
2014 Louise Grayson Landscapes, Sprout Gallery, Brisbane Australia
2013 Queensland small towns Documentary project Brisbane Powerhouse Gallery, Australia
2013 Water, photographic exhibition. Head On Photo Festival, Sydney.
2010 Streets Apart QLD Academy for Creative Industries Gallery
2009 Rural Poultry in the Developing World, International Development Conference, Australia.
2009 Façade, Sarlat Regional Council, France
2008 Façade, Alliance Francaise Gallery, in collaboration with the Queensland Writers Festival.
2007 Releasing Dragons, The Valley Gallery, Queensland, Australia