2007 PIEA-IPT-AIMBI Biographies (A-L)

Mr. Chris Barry
Lions Eye Institute
Perth, Western Australia

After studying scientific and medical photography in London in the early 1970s, Chris moved to Perth, Western Australia in 1975 where he still works as the Senior Ophthalmic Photographer at the Lions Eye Institute.

Chris is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Ophthalmic Photography and is very active in both his professional and amateur photography activities. He has won over 100 national and international photographic prizes and published over 100 articles in scientific, ophthalmic and photographic journals. Chris has spoken at over 30 national and international meetings, has had four solo exhibitions and exhibited at 16 others in both Australia and the U.S.A. Chris won the coveted Australian Professional Photographer of the Year (Science and Nature) in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Acting Senior Sergeant Trevor Blake
Victoria Police

Trevor joined the Victoria Police in 1978. He transferred to the Forensic Science Centre (Crime Scene Photographics) in May 1984. Promoted to Training Sergeant (Crime Scene Photography) in 1992, Trevor transferred to the Disaster Victim Identification/Chemical Biological /Radiological Unit (DVI/CBR) in 2004. He performed duties in Thailand after the 2004 Tsunami and has been involved in the training of police members performing Crime Scene duties in hazardous environments.

Mr. Earle Bridger
Senior Lecturer Photography
Queensland College of Art
Griffith University

Earle’s experience in photojournalism includes ten years with The Courier Mail newspaper, (Brisbane) 15 years freelance work for dozens of Australian newspapers and magazines and contracts for two books, ‘Brisbane 82’ and ‘The Twelfth Commonwealth Games, The Official Pictorial History’. Since moving into education he has maintained an active interest in all aspects of photojournalism and quotes as his area of research interest “the political, sociological, educational, informative, promotional and entertainment value of press images, and the quality of photojournalism in Australia.”

Earle worked in England as a photojournalist and spent 1988 lecturing in the National Diploma of Photography offered by Sandwell College of Further and Higher Education, West Midlands. During 1996 he worked in the United States for the Athens News as a photojournalist and the Columbus Dispatch as a picture editor.

He is a registered teacher, a qualified Technical and Further Education Instructor and possesses in addition to a Grad. Dip. Art. both a Certificate in Photography, a Diploma of Teaching (T.A.F.E). and Master of Arts Photography from Ohio University. For the last eight years he has been the Head of Photography programs at the Queensland College of Art Griffith University’s Southbank and Logan campuses with a combined population of 9 full time academics, 15 sessional staff and around 250 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

At the commencement of 2005 he was promoted to the position of Queensland College of Art Deputy Director, Development and International and represented Griffith University at the 2005 Creative Arts and Design Expo in Shanghai at the invitation of the Australian Consul to Shanghai.

His knowledge and experience were rewarded by Queensland Newspapers in August 2005 when he rejoined the media industry with an appointment as the Pictorial Editor of The Sunday Mail newspaper.

Senior Constable Vince Costanzo
Victoria Police

Vince joined Victoria Police in 1972. In 1990, he transferred to the Crime Scene, Video Operations Unit where he was required to respond to major crime scenes. His duties required him to accurately record those scenes with both video and photography. In 2004 he was seconded to a Project Group responsible for producing ‘Panoscans’, interactive floor plans for sporting venues and other places defined as ‘Critical Infrastructure’ for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Dr. Isobel Crombie
Senior Curator – Photography, National Gallery of Victoria

Dr. Isobel Crombie began her career in 1979 as an Assistant Curator of Photography at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. She took up the position of Senior Curator of Photography at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1988.

During her career she has organised over 60 exhibitions including the 1995 Bill Henson exhibition at the Venice Biennale. She has also published over 60 articles and books on Australian and international photography including, "Body Culture: Max Dupain, Photography and Australian Culture, 1919-1939" (which drew on her doctoral thesis); "Shashin: Nineteenth century Japanese Studio Photography"; and (most recently) "Light Sensitive: Contemporary Australian Photography from the Loti Smorgon fund".

Dr. Adrian Dyer
Postdoctoral Research fellow, Monash University, Melbourne

Adrian Dyer completed a B. App. Sci. in Scientific Photography at RMIT in 1988. He completed his PhD at RMIT in 2000. Between 1988 and 2001 he worked as a scientific photographer at Monash University. In 2002 he was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for research on visual processing in insects (Germany). He then completed postdoctoral fellowships at La Trobe University, Mainz University (Germany) and Cambridge University (UK). His work on visual processing in insects has been widely published in journals including Nature.

He is currently a postdoctoral Fellow at Monash University investigating face recognition, and also collaborates with the forensic document evaluation laboratory at La Trobe University using eye tracking to investigate how human subjects visual process genuine and simulated signatures. This work has resulted in a number of international publications and an invite to present a seminar at the FBI research facility in Quantico U.S.A.

Mr. Alan Elliot

In his retirement, consulting chemist Alan Elliott is writing biographies of two nineteenth century photographers. In order to understand the problems encountered by early photographers, he is re-creating early photographic processes with particular reference to the daguerreotype and wet-plate processes.

Alan is one of the team of four researchers working on the daguerreotype hologram project at RMIT University.

Mr. Lloyd Ellis
Senior Medical Photographer
Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

Lloyd holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Scientific Photography from RMIT University and a Postgraduate Certificate In Work Place Leadership from the Centre for Industry Consulting, Swinburne University of Technology.

Lloyd has over 17 years experience as a photographic practitioner, beginning his photographic career as an Assistant Photographer progressing through to Photographer with the Royal Australian Air Force Publications Unit. Lloyd's next career move was to Monash University's Department of Anatomy Photographic Unit as a Technical Assistant/Photographer and then promoted to Technical Officer/Photographer. In 1989 Lloyd was recruited to the Royal Children's Hospital's Educational Resource Centre and is currently a Senior Medical Photographer. Lloyd is also a key member of the Video unit that produces the weekly in-house television show "Going Nuts with Macadamia". Lloyd has also lectured in Biomedical Photography at RMIT University.

During his 17-year career Lloyd has also freelanced for many graphic design companies with a major projects in commercial and industrial photography. Lloyd has also served on many AIMBI and Hospital committees. His special interest is photography, film and television.

Mr. David Fardon
Managing Director, Digital FX

David Fardon is the managing director of Digital FX, a company that provides visual effects services to the property, advertising, and television industries. A graduate of RMIT Science Photography, he was previously a self-employed photographer from 1993 to 1997.

Ms. Karen Forsythe
President, The Australian Picture and Copyright Association (APACA)
Director, Copper Leife
Ph 03 5674 6179

Karen Forsythe is an owner of Copper Leife, a publishing services business specialising in photo research, artwork and visuals procurement, and intellectual property reproduction permissions. She is also a founding member and current president of the Australian Picture and Copyright Association (APACA), which launched in December 2006.

For the past eight years she has run Copper Leife with partner and husband Craig, serving both educational and trade publishing, and spanning a diverse range of subjects. Over the years Copper Leife has grown alongside remarkable, fast-paced changes throughout the industry, such as the move away from photographic transparencies and prints toward digital files. Copper Leife’s work practices have been adapted to take advantage of the potential gains in efficiency that such technology brings, and constantly seeks to improve its level of technical expertise. Copper Leife has collaborated in the success of many titles, including books awarded for Excellence in Educational Publishing by the Australian Publishers Association.

This background assisted in the birth of the Australian Picture and Copyright Association (APACA). APACA was formed by a group of professionals who are passionate about both images and copyright for pictures and text. It is APACA’s aim to bring together professionals working directly in or associated with picture research and copyright clearance within Australia, promoting dialogue and best practice in our community.

Mr. Lloyd Godman
RMIT University

Initially self-trained, Lloyd Godman became interested in photography in 1967, engaging in commercial photography, and photo publishing from 1969 through to 1983, when he directed his energy towards art-based projects. He has an MFA from RMIT University, and Diploma of Professional Photography from the Modern School of Photography, New York. He was responsible for establishing the photography department at the School of Art, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand, where he is a lecturer. Born in 1952, Dunedin, New Zealand, he has had 36 solo exhibitions and more than 200 group exhibitions in more than 18 countries. One of his latest shows has been at the MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) Atlanta, Georgia USA. He has also regularly lectured and run photographic workshops internationally.

Lloyd became interested in gardening and ecology in 1974, and has operated an organic vegetable garden and orchard for 28 years. He has five books published on his work, and his work is represented in many public and private collections.