Patrick Brown

Australian b.1969Born in Sheffield, England, Patrick Brown spent a peripatetic childhood moving to the Middle East and Africa before his family finally settled in Perth, Western Australia. ~~On leaving school, Brown taught himself photography while working as a set builder for theatre and ballet where he honed his photographic skills capturing the action on stage. However he found himself increasingly drawn into documentary photography and heavily influenced by images of war and urban strife in the 1980s and 90s Patrick decided to return to Africa. Little did he know that this would become a career-launching trip. Selling his surf board and car to fund the journey he spent six weeks in Malawi documenting the work of a remarkable Australian surgeon who had once saved his own life.~~

Returning home, his photos soon became a major exhibition, raising thousands of dollars for charity and winning the Australian Kodak Photographer of the Year award.~Inspired by this success Patrick left for Asia in 1999. He has since made Thailand his base, devoting himself to documenting critical issues across the Asia region. His major project on the illegal trade in endangered animals won a World Press Photo award in 2004 and a multimedia award from POYi in 2008.~~

 

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    NEPAL

    Three young boys from eastern Nepal, amongst hundreds...

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    NEPAL

    A young boy begs for food from passing tourists....

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    NEPAL

    A young boy drinks straight vodka to keep warm....

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    THAILAND

    Journalists are invited to photograph a shipment of...

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    INDIA

    A group of park rangers with elephants patrol...

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    NEPAL

    Poachers sit in a cell of a military jail, having...

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    NEPAL

    One of the main smuggling routes for poached animals...

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    CAMBODIA

    Members of the National Cambodian Forestry Security...

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    INDIA

    A ranger at Kaziranga National Park takes cover from...

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    BURMA

    A rare Burmese python rests in the midday sun. The...

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    UNITED KINGDOM

    At Scotland Yard's animal protection unit, a police...

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    VIETNAM

    After being tranquilized, a bear is removed from its...

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    NEPAL

    A large bull elephant in Chitwan National Park sits...

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    CAMBODIA

    A handcuffed poacher is photographed with a notice...

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    NEPAL

    An officer from the Royal Forestry Department holds...

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    CHINA

    People move around a large statue of Chairman Mao Tse...

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    CHINA

    Visitors to China's military history museum in...

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    AUSTRALIA

    Kangaroo carcasses waiting to be boned in an abattoir...

    © Patrick Brown

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    INDIA

    A portrait of a young girl. The girl's father was...

    © Patrick Brown

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    INDONESIA

    The surreal sight of an anatomical model, a medical...

    © Patrick Brown

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    INDONESIA

    An Indonesian newsreader broadcasting the 6 o'clock...

    © Patrick Brown

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    THAILAND

    Mr. Prasert Sri Yongtong stands between two huge...

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