Jeremy Rabie was born and raised in South Africa during the Apartheid years, where the violence and tragedy of daily African life, reflected in the remarkable images of the time, shaped his initial photographic awareness. He left Cape Town to study film in London and after various other sojourns finally settled in Australia. He has recently returned to his first love, photography, after a working life which included activism. Convinced that black and white images best reflect the essence of photography, Jeremy has engaged with the complexities of monochrome to express his vision.
He is a self-taught street photographer who relies on the dynamics of a given situation and natural light as the foundation for his work. This exhibition provides a landmark opportunity for Jeremy to expose his prints from the past few years.
David Roberts earned a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Theology from Denver Seminary. He emigrated to Canada in 1986 and then to Australia in 2000. Ten years were spent living in a remote region of northern Canada doing linguistic work with the Dene First Nations People. His adventures include spending 9 weeks north of the Arctic Circle on a solo expedition in wilderness and making a photographic journey down the Yarra River in a canoe for a month. Since 2000 he has been exploring Australia and its people through the lenses of his cameras. His work is held in public institutions in Australia including the National Portrait Gallery, the National Library of Australia and the State Library of Victoria.