About Brian Condron
Brian Condron was born in Toronto, Canada in 1949. He picked up a camera at the age
of eighteen after seeing 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. He exhibited widely during this time and survived through part-time
teaching, photo sales and arts grants from The Canada Council and the Ontario Arts
In the mid 1980s Condron was offered a part-time newspaper job at The Financial Post
in Toronto. This position led him 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