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Photography - Ken Duncan



In a 2007 segment on A Current Affair, Ken Duncan was dubbed “one of Australia’s most iconic image makers”. Overseas, a leading American gallery described him as “the Ansel Adams of colour photography” – a high compliment indeed. Australian Photography + Digital Magazine has labelled Ken “the photographer who is now undoubtedly Australia’s (and possibly the world’s) leading exponent of panoramic landscape photography…

 Ken’s love affair with landscape photography dates back more than 40 years. By then, he had left school and had progressed to become a senior technical representative for Australia's leading photographic supply house. His turning point came when this company imported the 'Widelux' camera. Ken realised he had found a vehicle which could translate onto film exactly what he could see in a landscape – a panoramic vision. In 1982 Ken left Sydney to realise his dream of producing a quality book of Australian images. Little did he know that his dream would cost him his house, his cars and everything else he had – and take five years to complete.


Ken has also worked with prominent advertising agencies on international accounts, and directly with major corporations such as Bank of America, American Airlines, Qantas, Fuji Film and many more. Other special projects have included work for World Vision, the rock band Midnight Oil and the film The Passion of the Christ (at Mel Gibson’s request). It’s his amazing diversity that has given Ken Duncan such great recognition.

 A passionate communicator as well as an expert in his field, in 2006 Ken was granted an Honorary Fellowship from the Australian Institute of Professional Photography in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the industry. In 2009, Ken was honoured to be awarded a Medal Of The Order Of Australia (OAM) by the Federal Government for his services to landscape photography, publishing and the arts. That same year, Ken received the photographic industry’s  highest honour – the Photo Imaging Council of Australia’s Gold Tripod Award.