About

  Gary Sauer-Thompson medium_FPCurrencycreekme

Gary is a photographer and blogger based in Victor Harbor on the southern Fleurieu Peninsula. He runs Encounter Studio in Victor Harbor, South Australia.

He has an M.Com in economics (Canterbury University, New Zealand) and a PhD in Philosophy (Flinders University). After migrating to Australia he studied photography at the Photography Images College in South Melbourne whilst working on the Melbourne trams. He then had a photograhic studio in Bowden, Adelaide whilst studying for a B.A in visual arts and philosophy at Flinders. He has worked as an economist, a tramways conductor, an academic, and a political and policy advisor. He left full-time paid work in Canberra to become a photographer.

Books

Edgelands, (Thoughtfactory, Adelaide 2014)

Those co-authored with Joseph Wayne Smith include:

Beyond Economics: Postmodernity, Globalization and National Sustainability, (Avebury Series in Philosophy, 1996);

The Unreasonable Silence of the World: Universal Reason and the Wreck of the Enlightenment Project, (Avebury Series in Philosophy, 1997);

Healing a Wounded World: Economics, Ecology, and Health for a Sustainable Life, (Praeger; 1997);

The Bankruptcy of Economics: Ecology, Economics and the Sustainability of the Earth, (Palgrave Macmillan, 1999).

Exhibitions
Solo

2016 Fleurieuscapes, Magpie Springs, Willunga, South Australia
2015 Australian Abstractions Light Gallery, Richmond, Adelaide, South Australia

Group

2015
Time, Atkins Adelaide Artists, Fringe Festival, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Victoria
Fairfield Farewell, Photonet Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
Photography Competition, Magpie Springs, Willunga, South Australia

2014
Open Prize 2014, Photonet Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
Light, Red Poles Gallery, McLaren Vale, Shimmer Festival, South Australia
Unsensored14, Collingwood Gallery, Melbourne Silver Mine, Melbourne, Victoria
Concrete, Space, Light: 4 Adelaide Architectural Photographers, Light Gallery, Richmond, Adelaide
Photography Competition, Magpie Springs, Willunga, South Australia

2013
Dark, Atkins Adelaide Artists, Fringe Festival, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Victoria
Unsensored13, Collingwood Gallery, Melbourne Silver Mine, Melbourne, Victoria

Awards

2015

Atkins Photographic prize for the 2015 SA Living Artists Festival (SALA)

Winner, Magpie Springs,  Photography Competition.

2014

Finalist,  The Fleurieu  Four Seasons Prize forLandscape Photography

Second place, Magpie Springs,  Photography Competition.