Jeremy Piper was born in 1971 in Paddington, Sydney and has been employed as a storeman and a builders labourer. Studying photography at High School and immersing himself in the darkroom at an early age led him on a path that hasn’t changed direction.
Beginning his career as a Copy Boy 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 photograph’s of cat’s up tree’s”.
Working with the world’s largest media outlets, government agencies and global corporation for the past two decades, Jeremy balances the struggles and wonder of daily life with his photojournalistic approach to his subject.
His essay on the small outback town of Roma in Australia has been extensively exhibited in France and toured as part of the Oculi: Terra Australis Incognito major exhibition throughout Australia. His documentary photography of the National Waterfront Dispute in 1998 is held at the National Maritime Museum and has exhibited at the Sydney Opera House with his series “The Colonnade”.
Piper lives in Sydney and is a founding member of Oculi.