Brian Condron was born in Toronto, Canada in 1949. He picked up a camera at the age of
eighteen after seeing the Antonioni film 'Blow-Up' and a touring National Film Board
exhibition, 'Call Them Canadians'. From that time on photography has been his passion
and his professional life.
After graduating from Sheridan College (Applied Photography) in 1971 and from York
University (BFA) in 1976, Condron pursued an interest in black & white social landscape
photography, exhibiting widely and surviving through part-time teaching, photo sales and
arts grants from The Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council.
In the mid 1980s he was offered a part-time newspaper job at The Financial Post in
Toronto. This position led Condron to become a newspaper/magazine photographer, albeit
an unusual one, always with a small Leica in his kit.
In 1990, Condron emigrated to Australia where he worked for various newspapers and
magazines. Although he found photojournalism interesting, it was never a passion and the
nagging compulsion to take candid pictures on the street remained.
These days Brian Condron lives just outside Brisbane, Australia with his wife Desley. He
continues taking pictures and has recently begun exhibiting - and he still carries that Leica.