About
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.




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