Sails : Sails 29 December January 2015
rolexsydneyhobartyachtrace2014 MIdnIght RaMbleR Richard Bennett Midnight Rambler at the height of the 1998 storm photographed from an Aero Commander. The wind was stronger than anything I had ever seen. This was a frightening sea state photographed with the fine detail ofa6cmx7cm Pentax camera. hIstoRIcal apeRtuRe 032 RICHARD Bennett Richard Bennett has photographed every Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race since 1974. His images are synonymous with this iconic race. Photographing the Tasmanian landscape is Richard’s still-life passion, capturing the sport of ocean yacht racing is his forte. In 1999 he won the Nikon- Kodak Australian Press Photographer of the Year Award for the best sports photograph with his awe inspiring images of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race tragedy. In 2003 he was awarded a Centenary Medal for his promotion of Tasmania through his decades of photography. In 2005 he won the Epson AIPP Tasmanian Professional Photographer of the Year. In 2006 he was awarded Photo Imaging Council of Australia’s highest award, the Gold Tripod. He is a past National President, a Master of Photography, a Fellow and an Honourary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and is a past chairman of the Australian Professional Photography Awards. Richard and his wife Sue have three daughters and live in southern Tasmania.
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