Karen Humphreys was born in Sydney and became interested in photography
around the age of twelve years,
when she received an Enseign
Humphreys had some of her animal photographs published in
the Women’s Weekly while still a teenager.
In 1954 Humphreys
studied at Ron Caswell’s School of Applied Photography and
later, in 1956, joined Max Dupain’s studio as an assistant.
health obliged Humphreys to leave full-time work in 1958. During
the 1960s she continued photography from her home in Sydney with
some freelance work and occasional commissions which included animal
based on Gaël Newton's Silver & Grey
Angus and Roberston, Australia 1980