Bry has no formal education as a photographer and chose his profession in 1975, 29 years old. He has won a number of photographic awards, among them Photographer of the Year in the United States in 1986 and in Norway in 1989. He has permanent exhibits at the Henie-Onstad Art Centre, the Preus Museum, and Nord Norske Kunstsamlinger. His work has also been exhibited at Espace Canon in Paris, in Norilsk, and various museums in Norway. He has published and contributed to several books within photography, fashion, and food.