Born in the United Kingdom and now living in Australia, Kevin Cooper has spent over thirty-five years as a photography practitioner. His formative years in photography involved professionally processing film in England. Leaving the lab for the field he worked for the noted Magazine American wildlife on assignment throughout India.
Journeying to Australia, Kevin printed for Australian and international photographic luminaries Max Dupain and David Moore printing their iconic images and curating exhibitions that received local and international acclaim.Kevin cuts a leading figure upon the landscape of photography in Australia and further afield. His creative philanthropy has been the catalyst for multiple visionary photographic projects connecting Fujifilm Australia with a diversity of people and cultures including Australia’s indigenous inhabitants white Australia.
Cooper’s ethos is rooted in social documentary photography and being a storyteller. His ongoing documentary photography involves interacting closely in other people’s lives; firstly to tell their stories on a micro level, and then to provide a conduit for communication between different cultures on a macro level.
He is the recipient of several of photography’s significant awards and was awarded the status of Master Photographer from Australia’s AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) organisation.
Kevin holds a MA in Documentary Photography from the United Kingdom’s London College of Communication.