The Tasmanian landscape is Richard's still-life passion, ocean racing is his action forte.
Richard Bennett has photographed every Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race since 1974. His images are synonymous with the race itself.
In 1999 he won the Nikon-Kodak Australian Press Photographer of the Year Award for the best sports photograph with his images of the 1998 Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race tragedy.
In 2003 he was awarded a Centenary Medal for his promotion of Tasmania through his 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.
He has 3 daughters and he and his wife Sue live in southern Tasmania.
Richards images are printed on Canson Infinity Baryta Photographique 310gsm paper. They have a digitally printed signature and the prints are rated at 75-100 years longevity.
These prints form an open edition with no limit to numbers printed.
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