Brett Leigh Dicks

Born in Sydney, NSW, Australia

Resides in Santa Barbara, CA, USA

and Fremantle, WA, AUS


Brett Leigh Dicks is an Australian/American photographer who shares his time between the United States and Australia. His photographic endeavors have led him to explore the world's natural and urban landscapes with the resulting imagery spanning Australia, America and Europe. In employing the tradition of fine black and white photography, Brett primarily investigates the landscape and the fragile ties that it shares with human history. In addition to his own photographic pursuits Brett has written extensively on the subject of photography along with curating exhibitions for public and private galleries and museums.








The Atomic Photographers Guild

Los Angeles Center of Photography





Behind These Walls

Photographs of Decommissioned Australia Prisons and Gaols

By Brett Leigh Dicks

ISBN 9-780980-677-133, Maitland City Council, 2017


A Quiet Conviction

Photographs of Decommissioned Prisons

By Brett Leigh Dicks

ISBN 978-0-9924351-1-0, Fremantle Prison, 2016





Finalist, 2021 Australian Photography Awards

Finalist, 2021 Head On Photography Festival Landscape Prize Award

Finalist, 2020 CLIP Award

Finalist, 2019 CLIP Award

Finalist, 2019 Head On Photography Festival Landscape Prize Award

Finalist, 2019 Mono Awards

Finalist, 2019 Monochrome Awards

Finalist, 2019 Fine Art Photography Awards

Juror's Pick, 2018 LensCulture B&W Photography Award

Winner, 2018 12th Pollux Awards

Juror Selection, 2018 ND Awards

Finalist, 2018 Museums & Galleries NSW Imagine Awards

Finalist, 2018 Fine Art Photography Awards

Finalist, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Finalist, 2017 Fine Art Photography Awards

Finalist, 2017 11th Pollux Awards





Attebury Grain

California Department of General Services

Diefenbunker: Canda's Cold War Museum

The City of Jefferson Missouri

The Cold War Museum

Figge Art Museum

Government of Western Australia, State Heritage Office

Maitland City Council

The National Media Museum

Santa Barbara County Arts Commission

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

State Library of New South Wales

Zemaitijos Nacionalinis Parkas