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.
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.