Aubrey was born in the Netherlands to British parents. He studied anthropology at Sussex University and later returned to college to study photojournalism.
He is interested in harnessing diverse means of storytelling in documentary practice, with particular reference to conflict affected communities and young people. He has worked in the United States, Latin America, the United Kingdom, South Asia, and extensively in Africa.
Over the course of eight years, Aubrey documented the daily experiences of marginalized youth and former combatants living in Sierra Leone’s post-conflict period. Later, he co-wrote and produced “Talking Borders”, a fiction film based on research exploring causes of tension in the Mano River border region of West Africa. For the past two years, the film has been touring border communities in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea with moderated discussions, a process designed to contribute to cross-border peace building efforts by facilitating productive dialogue among community members and security officials.
His photographs are regularly published in leading international magazines, such as the Telegraph magazine, the Observer Magazine, the Sunday Times magazine, Foto8 magazine, Mare, “D” La Republicca Della Donne, the Guardian Weekend magazine, Newsweek, Smithsonian, and The Fader, amongst others.
He is represented by Panos Pictures.