In descending order of accuracy, Cameron James Cope is an image conjurer, purveyor of word stimulants, travel fiend and cat burglar. His ascending order of professional priorities includes presenting on photography, writing and photographing editorial features, and maintaining his art practice.

In his art projects and series, Cameron is particularly concerned with exploring contemporary legacies of the colonial past – and is informed by his background in history, geography, and journalism. He defines his work as conceptual documentary, and in it purposefully balances medium and message.

Cameron’s documentary work is held in the permanent collection of the Melbourne Museum, and in 2014 he was awarded Travel Photographer of the Year by the Australian Society of Travel Writers.

For a selected artist CV please visit

3 thoughts on “Bio

  1. Pingback: Calling all writers to Picture 1000 Words « CAM COPE Photography Blog

  2. Love the gallery, Cam. What a gift you have. Nice connect with some of Andrew’s legacy. All the best in 2012! Fondly, Drew Brennan

  3. Your sister just told me about you when I told her that my ultimate dream job involves traveling, writing, & photography. I know it’s an extremely tough job and that times are not always easy, which is why I’m beyond inspired by what you do and am doing what I can at the moment to try and do what you do. Your photos and stories are absolutely mind blowing and are extremely motivating for me. Congrats on all that you’ve done and keep doing what you are doing! I wish you the best in all of your future endeavors!

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