One of Australia's best-known travel photographers, Richard I’Anson has recently come on board to help judge the region's preeminent competition for aspiring, emerging, and early-career photographers, Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers, now in its 12th year.
Richard I’Anson is a freelance photographer who has built a career on his twin passions for travel and photography. Over the past 37 years he has travelled the world, amassing a substantial and compelling collection of images of people and places in more than 90 countries on all seven continents.
His images are published worldwide in books, magazines, newspapers, brochures, calendars, posters, cards, and websites. I’Anson has published 13 books, including five editions of the best-selling Lonely Planet Guide to Travel Photography, Lonely Planet’s Best Ever Photography Tips, and the large format pictorials: Australia: 42 Great Landscape Experiences, Nepal and India: essential encounters.
I’Anson was one of five photographers selected for the first series of the National Geographic Channel television series, Tales by Light (now showing on Netflix). He is a Master of Photography awarded by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), the World Nomads Travel Photography Scholarship Mentor, an Ambassador for the Australian Himalayan Foundation, and represents Canon Australia as a Canon Master Photographer
He runs workshops teaching all aspects of travel photography for individuals and small groups and leads photography tours to Australian and international destinations. He is also much sought after as a speaker & judge for photography and travel industry events and competitions.