Jeremy Piper grew up on the Northern beaches of Sydney on the East Coast of Australia. Studying photography at High School and immersing himself in the darkroom at an early age led him on a path of wonderment ever since.
Beginning his career as a ‘copyboy’ in the ever shifting sands of print journalism in 1989 at News Ltd in Sydney tutored him about life and the media, a long way from telling his father, a policeman and artist that working for a newspaper was going to be “taking photographs of cats up trees”.
Three decades on his work continues to explore the connection between exponential growth of population in Australia and the effect on the environment with his work on Badgery’s Creek “In the name of progress”.
His work on the Ship Graveyards of India bares witness to the impact of man on the environment whilst giving dignity to the workers amongst the mudplains of Gudjarat. His work was published widely in the book ‘The Human Condition”.
The natural devastation inflicted on Vanuatu from Tropical Cyclone Pam and his work from the East Timorese referendum received many accolades. He has recently been commissioned by National Geographic and Fox to document Tokyo, Japan as part of a Tokyo 2020 multimedia piece. Piper’s work is held in institutional collections and has been widely exhibited throughout regional Australia and parts of France.
He is a co-founding member of Oculi, an Australian based collective of visual storytellers offing a narrative of contemporary life, Piper balances family life between Sydney the Asian Pacific Regions.