Photographer | Producer | Videographer

Dane Rhys is a New York-based photographer and producer originally from Fremantle, Western Australia. He documents the people and workspaces of heavy industry in America with a focus on the aging workforce, de-industrialization of America and the rapidly changing energy sector.

 

Prior to photography, he was a Human Resource Manager in the gold mining industry. He started his mining career, working as a process technician at a metallurgical processing plant in Western Australia, building, operating and maintaining pilot plants for various mines.  After completing his studies in Human Resource Business Management he worked on the commissioning, operation, and closure of large-scale mining projects in Canada, Australia, and the United States.

In 2013, he became the HR Manager for the largest new gold mine in Canada and for the next 4 ½ years he lived and worked at two remote mines in British Columbia with regular travel to New York to develop his photographic practice. In 2018 he graduated, from the Creative Practice program at ICP and in 2019 he graduated from the Visual Journalism and Documentary program. Since 2017, he has worked at the International Center of Photography (ICP) as the Teen Academy Summertime Coordinator, Alumni Intern, Archive Assistant, Lead Curator 2018 Alumni Exhibit and is currently a Project Manager for the Education Department. 

  • Presentation - Anthracite: A Life Time Calling, Smithsonian Affiliate - National Museum of Industrial History, Bethlehem, PA, Jan - 2020

  • Group Show - International Center of Photography, City, July - 2019

  • Group Show - International Center of Photography, City, July - 2019

  • Participant - Eddie Adams Workshop XXXII - 2019

  • Directors Scholarship - International Center of Photography - Documentary and Visual Journalism - 2019

  • Graduate - International Center of Photography - Documentary and Visual Journalism - 2019

  • Directors Scholarship - International Center of Photography - Creative Practice - 2018

  • Graduate - International Center of Photography - Creative Practice - 2018

Contact   

danerhys@gmail.com  |  Brooklyn, New York

©2020 by Dane - Rhys.