Jon Setter is a photographer who was born in Detroit, Michigan, and is currently based in Sydney, Australia. He received a B.A. from the College for Creative Studies in Media Arts and is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts from the National Art School

His photography primarily focuses on urban spaces and architecture. Jon wanders through cities looking to document a perspective that is normally not visualized. Aiming to make use of repeated formal patterns such as color, material and texture, he methodically organizes them to develop an abstracted expression of space. Hoping to establish that even the most vernacular aspects of a place can have a role in the way it is understood and represented.

Jon has exhibited in a number of shows in Sydney and Melbourne. He has been awarded a number of photography prizes in numerous locations. Most recently with Life Framer and the International Color Awards.





2018: RPS Gallery x Life Framer

          RPS Gallery, Tokyo


2018: Officine Fotografiche x Life Framer

          Officine Fotografiche, Milan


2018: ClampArt x Life Framer

          ClampArt Gallery, New York


2018: StandardVision LA Live Video Display

          Downtown Los Angeles, July 8th - July 22nd


2018: The Art of Collecting

          CCP Gallery, Melbourne Aus


2018: The Other Art Fair

          Sydney Technology Park, Sydney Aus


2018: Australian Centre of Photography Invite Exhibition

          7WS Chambers, Sydney Aus


2017: Centre for Contemporary Photography Salon

         CCP Gallery, Melbourne Aus


2017: CCP Instagram Project

          CCP Gallery, Melbourne Aus


2017: ACP End of Year Student Show

         ACP Gallery, Sydney Aus


2016: CCP Salon

          CCP Gallery, Melbourne Aus


2016: ACP End of Year Student Show

          ACP Gallery, Sydney Aus


2016: Greenway Art Show

          Art Est. Gallery, Sydney, Aus




2018: Int'l Photography Awards "Harmony" - Honorable Mention

2018: Int'l Color Awards "Abstract" - Honorable Mention

2018: Life Framer "Colour" - 2nd Place

2017: Life Framer "An Instant" - Juror Shortlist

2017: Life Framer "World Travelers" - Editors Pick

2017: Life Framer "Street" - Editors Pick

2017: Int'l Color Awards "Americana" - Honorable Mention

2016: Int'l Photography Awards "Abstract" - Honorable Mention

2016: Int'l Photography Awards "Buildings" - Honorable Mention




2018: Aesthetica Magazine Issue 83 Feature

2018: The Vault Sydney Interview

2018: Red Milk Magazine Interview

2018: Life Framer Online Interview

2018: The University Times Interview

2018: Milk Magazine Instagram Feature

2017: Aesthetica Magazine Instagram "New Artists"  

2016: Open Doors Gallery Instagram Takeover

2016: Noice Magazine Issue .008 (white)





2017 - 2018: Master of Fine Arts

                           National Art School, Sydney Aus


2007-2011: Bachelor of Fine Arts

                   College for Creative Studies, Detroit MI