India In an Ambassador | Brian Cassey

Long based in Australia’s northern tropical city of Cairns, I was born in London UK – almost with a camera in my hand.

I spent my formative and ‘interesting’ teenage years playing and photographing football (the round ball World game). My sports pictures, along with a smattering of news, appeared regularly in London’s metro and suburban press before moving to Australia in 1973.

Currently working for numerous Australian and International media – newspapers, wires and magazines – principally covering news, features and sport.

Covered the tsunami aftermath in northern Papua New Guinea 1998, the evacuation of refugees from East Timor 1999, the coup in Fiji and the World Economic Forum riots in Melbourne in 2000, the victims of the 2002 Bali bomb blasts, the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami disaster in Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar and the category 5 Cyclones Larry (2006) & Yasi (2011) which brought devastation to northern Queensland Australia.

I am fortunate that my work has been recognised with numerous awards both in Australia and Internationally – and you can find details on the ‘Awards’ page here.

I am also a member of photographers collectives – ‘fotostrada’ (an award winning group of talented & experienced photojournalists based in Australia) – and the @everydayaustralia Instagram collective (one of several ‘everyday’ feeds from around the planet). The ‘fotostrada’ site may be accessed here … and the @everydayaustralia IG feed here.

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