Richard Kendall is a male artist born in Australia, currently working in Victoria, Australia.
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Richard Kendall, a multi-disciplinary photographic artist who specialises in
Conceptual Documentary and Multimedia Reportage Photography.
I prejudice work on various topics, I look at identity, displacement, and the human condition.
I commonly utilise archetypes, nuances and ambiguity in my images to create a visual intrigue in the stories and issues I cover.
Recently I’ve been working with survivors from the 2009 Victorian Bushfires, visually reflecting their memories, stories, dreams and current situations.

Employment & Experience

- ABC , Multimedia Reportage Photographer-current

- Staff photographer for Fairfax- current

- 2009 Photographed the Victorian Bushfires for Star News Group, Whittlesea, Kinglake, and Kilmore.

- 2008-2009 Photojournalist for Star News Group.

- 2008 Documentary filming of “the sea was boiling”. A look into the life post tsunami of the fisherman communities in Chennai.

- 2007-2009, Digital production officer and Photographer at the State Library of Victoria (image Resource Group and Collections Management).

- 2007 Covering the Papua New Guinea National elections as a freelance photojournalist

- 2007 Assisted in Running a Mobile Cinema project, remote villages all over the East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea.

- 2006-2008 Assistant to Heaven Pictures and FinePrint Productions.

- 2006 Photographer for Retrospect photography portrait studio.

- 2005 RMIT Scientific Photography Graduation show.

- 2004-2005 Photoshop photo-retoucher for Australian Digital Photo-ceramics

Exhibitions & Awards

- Upcoming show in September 09, Photo Exhibition ‘Highland Feathers’ and multimedia screening of ‘Lights on Convoy’, BALLARAT INTERNATIONAL FOTO BIENNALE. (Vic)

- 2009 ‘Photo-09’ Brunswick Street Gallery, Photography Exhibition of images from Papua New Guinea. Fitzroy (Vic)

- 2009 Exhibit photography and prints of Michael Castledine, Richard Kendall, and Sabina Hopfer. Loco Cafe Gallery, Elsternwick (Vic)

- 2008 Exhibited at Monash Gallery of Art, 2008 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize. (Vic)

- 2008 Exhibited at The Tweed River Art Gallery 2008 Olive Cotton Award, Murwillumbah (NSW).

- 2008 Winner of Head-on Portrait Prize.
Which is Australia’s most critically acclaimed photographic portrait competition and exhibition reflecting a vibrant diverse cross-section of new and traditional photographic practices. Image titled ’’Leonard and William at Alfred Hospital’’.
Exhibited at Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney. The show was officially opened by the Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore.

- 2008 Vivid Photography Festival, Canberra. exhibited at the M16 Arts Space in Fyshwick from 9-20 July 2008. (ACT)

- 2008 Film Screening “the sea was boiling” at Loop Bar, Melbourne. A documentary film by Richard Kendall & Gautam Raju.

- 2008 I-India Project Australia’s inaugural fundraiser dinner will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel,
The Rocks, Sydney on Saturday 2nd August 2008. Over 100 images of my work with NGO group I-India will be on display. (NSW)

- 2008 Picture This, Group show. Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy (Vic)

- 2007 commissioned Images on The Alfred Hospitals Hyperbaric Services.
- 2007 Fine Art 3D stereographic exhibition ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ at Brunswick street Gallery, Fitzroy (Vic)

- 2006 Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary photography, (Vic)

- 2006 ‘3 JOURNEYS ‘06’ Richard Kendall, Kisha Bari, Vie Ponti, Workshop Bar Corner Elizabeth and A’Beckett Streets, Melbourne 3000.
I explored though photography, life in Beijing’s Hutongs. These ttraditional courtyard residences are quickly disappearing in the face of China’s development.

- 2005 RMIT Scientific Photography Graduation show exhibition.

- 2005 Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary photography, (Vic)