Sean Davey is a working freelance photographer with a background in journalism and documentary photography.
Sean has been a professional photographer for 18 years and is highly respected by editors, national curators and fellow photographers.
Balancing commissioned work with his personal practice, Sean has a tremendous passion for photography and rarely stops working. When not photographing on commission, Sean is working tirelessly on his own photographic projects.
Sean's photographs are held in numerous national collections, including the Museum of Australian Democracy, the National Library of Australia, the State Library of NSW and the Monash Gallery of Art. The National Gallery of Australia acquired Sean’s self-published book Dog Food & Oysters in 2013.
Sean has developed photography education programs, including this one for the Gallery of Modern Art/Queensland Art Gallery (GOMA). Sean was selected as an Artist-In-Residence for the ACT Government /Australia Council’s Artist-in-Schools program in 2015, as well being as a finalist in the Olive Cotton Portrait Prize at Tweed River Gallery in NSW. Sean received the Runner-Up Award in the 2009 Moran Contemporary Photography Prize at the State Library of NSW, and has been exhibited in the William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize (2007 & 2001) at the Monash Gallery of Art.
In 2016 Sean was awarded Highly Commended in the National Photographic Portrait Prize.
Portrait of Sean Davey by Aishah Kenton.