Hardy Lohse gained a PhD from the ANU's School of Art in 2017 for his documentary photography project 'Other People's Lives', looking at people living in small towns in decline. In 2012 he was awarded First Class Honours for his research project, Also Rans. His studies in Visual Arts included spending a year at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, Germany, winning the Nigel Thompson travelling scholarship and the Vice Chancellor’s grant for outstanding achievement.
Hardy has exhibited widely, published two photography books and has had work published in national newspapers and magazines. He was also a lead photographer for a book on twenty Australian Indigenous Doctors. He has been involved in a number of group exhibitions in Australia, including the National Photographic Portrait Prize, FotoFreo, an exhibition of outstanding photographic graduate works and; Hatched, an exhibition of outstanding graduating visual artists. in 2012, Hardy was selected as an Australian representative for the International Festival of Photography in Pingyao, China. He has taught photography at the ANU’s School of Art in Canberra, Australia, currently teaches photography at Narrabundah College and is continuing work on the documentary project 'Other People's Lives'.
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