Joachim Froese is a photographer and educator who lives and works in Brisbane and Berlin. Born in Montreal/Canada, he grew up in Germany and migrated to Australia in 1991.
After his arrival in Australia he went to art school and since then, his work has been exhibited widely across Australia, Europe, Asia and North America. Today his images are held in numerous public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery of Australia.
As an artist he combines exceptional technical expertise in all areas of photography with a highly conceptual approach that focuses on the principal question how we use photography to construct the world around us.
As an educator he has held regular academic appointments at universities in Australia and Germany. Teaching from a practitioner’s point of view he enjoys sharing his technical and conceptual knowledge across a wide range of analogue and digital processes. He conducts workshops in photography that cater for beginners as well as advanced practitioners alike.
In 2017 he received a PhD (Art) from RMIT University in Melbourne. and is an Honorary Lecturer at the School of Communications and Arts, University of Queensland, Brisbane.