Born in Guildford at the end of the Second World War, Anthony Browell studied at Brighton Art College and Ealing School of Photography. From this, he went on to work as an assistant photographer in London followed by a job as a freelance editorial photographer for The Times newspaper.
He has worked in editorial photography for thirty years, as well as long and enjoyable stints doing applied illustrative photography, portraiture and architectural assignments. Portraiture, he says, has always been at the core of his work.
Starting at the Australian Centre for Photography workshop in 1976, following this for the last eight years, Browell says he has been concentrating more on his own work, showing "The Waterfront" exhibition at Stills Gallery in 2001. For the last four years, he has been involved in producing lensless imagery, building and using pinhole cameras.
Anthony Browell has exhibited at Brummles Gallery in Melbourne, Stills Gallery, Michael Nagy Fine Art, Parliament House and Point Light Gallery in Sydney, as well as being a finalist in the Citibank Portrait Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Collections include the National Portrait Gallery, National Maritime Museum (Australia) and The Royal Australian Institute of Architects among others.