Born the son of an Anglican clergyman, Simon Brewer was early on in his life exposed to a full spectrum of societies and cultures and varied theological and philosophical perspectives. This, coupled with a formal education which included studying the likes of ethnographers and documentarians Jean Rouch, Nicolas Philibert and Raymond Depardon, and extensive work with groups as varied as criminal subcultures in East London to the heirs of the global elite, cultivated further his desire and honed his talent for acute observation and sustained questioning. 

Against a continued kaleidoscopic backdrop, Brewer uses the tradition of documentary photography to listen, to contemplate and to probe, to challenge our own perspectives, to pass a critical eye over our own worldview as a lead to more fully considering the position of the other.



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