Des Crawley is a photographer who brings to his practice the insights derived
from his role as a scholar – academic – educator – arts researcher – mentor. 

He was formerly Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at
UWS. He taught within the Centre for Digital Media at that university prior to his
retirement in 2001. Career highlights include:

  • Award of rank of Emeritus Professor of the University of Western Sydney
  • Adjunct Professor of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University
  • Professor and Head of School, James Cook University
  • Director, Centre for Visual Communication, University of Western Sydney
  • Director, Centre for Creative Exchange, James Cook University
  • Founder and President of the Photographic Imaging Educators Association of Australasia
  • Vice President, International Development, Photographic Imaging Educators Association of United States
  • Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers
  • Recipient, Ken Lassiter Award for Excellence in Education
  • Foundation Head of Department of Social Sciences, Milperra College of Advanced Education
  • Foundation Head, School of Liberal and Scientific Studies, Milperra College of Advanced Education
  • Foundation Director, School of Arts and General Studies, Milperra College of Advanced Education
  • Foundation Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Macarthur Institute of Higher Education
  • Consultant to a number of photographic industry groups including: Kodak, Fuji, Konica, Image Link and Maxwell International
  • Member of VETAB Review Team for Visual Arts; industry representative on committee to review national accreditation standards for Creative and Performing Arts
  • Workshop leader to more than 500 community arts workshops within Australia, 2000 – 2010
  • Exhibitor in photographic exhibitions within Australia and overseas
  • Contributing writer to a range of photographic magazines, curated exhibitions, conferences at national and international level and reviewer for the PIEA online journal
  • Patron, St George Leagues Photographic Society
  • Member of Digital Artists Group