Sean Davey is a photographer based in Canberra, Australia.
In 2016 Sean was awarded Highly Commended in the National Photographic Portrait Prize and was a finalist in the Olive Cotton Portrait Prize. In 2009 Sean received Highly Commended in the Moran Contemporary Photography Prize, and has been exhibited in the William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize (2007 & 2001) at the Monash Gallery of Art.
Sean has developed photography education programs, including My Space/Our Place for the Gallery of Modern Art/Queensland Art Gallery (GOMA) and Lesson for the ACT Government + Australia Council’s Artist-in-Schools program.
Sean’s personal practice focuses on documentary and observational photography. With a background in photojournalism and editorial photography, Sean is an intent observer whose work is imbued with thought and attentiveness.
Sean’s work has been exhibited in many of Australia’s top galleries and institutions, and his photographs are held in permanent collections at the Museum of Australian Democracy, the National Library of Australia and the State Library of NSW.
In 2011 Sean founded TPR Gallery, a gallery dedicated to the promotion and exhibition of contemporary art. TPR Gallery closed its physical gallery at the end of 2018.
Sean is currently Chair of Australian National Capital Artists (ANCA), where he is a studio artist.