Dr Allan Chawner is a Conjoint Professor in Photomedia/Fine Art at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He has been employed there since 1978. Allan has exhibited widely in Australia and internationally in France, United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, China & New Zealand. Allan researches the possibilities for photography to explore identity both nationally and internationally and constructs journey like montages that may stretch to sixty meters in length. He has worked on collaborative projects with the Song Company, a national touring organization, and the Melbourne Recital Centre providing images that accompany musical performances.