Australian legendary photographer, Ken Duncan, talks about how finding his purpose allowed him to find the bigger picture in life! We believe it is all about the focus. Find out more about Ken below:
Well known as the pioneer of panoramic photography in Australia, Ken Duncan is an originator not an imitator. He is often described asan iconic image-maker. In 2009, Ken was awarded a Medal Of The Order Of Australia (OAM) for his services to landscape photography, publishing and the arts. He also received the Photo Imaging Council of Australias highest honour the Gold Tripod award.
Kens artworks are owned by members of royalty and national rulers; by Sheiks, movie stars and music industry icons; by major business leaders, investors, and private individuals all over the world. He has produced over 60 individual book titles and sold over 2.5 million copies of his books worldwide, with his latest (his first wildlife book) featuring some of the rarest and fiercest animals on our planet, as well as our Aussie favourites.
Ken and his wife Pam have also created Walk a While Foundation which equips indigenous youth in remote communities with the necessary tools and skills to improve their opportunities for future employment. The original concept was to walk alongside indigenous people, using the creative arts as common ground. The charity has created the Creative Arts & Technologies Centre which can house instructors and equipment and provide a base for training in a variety of creative arts, including photography, cinematography, music, website development and design. And now they are working with the community of Haasts Bluff in creating Memory Mountain - a tourist destination that will also allow them to support themselves and not have to rely on government assistance.
Ken hopes that his photography brings peace and inspires people to find their own purpose so they can begin to see what they can do with the gifts they've been given to benefit humanity and not just themselves.