With over 30 year’s photographic experience, Alan has traveled the world to exotic places such as Nepal, Kiribati and outback Australia, and achieved various prestigious awards along the way.
Alan Bennett grew up in Lincolnshire, where as a shy teenager he discovered how to express himself through photography. His love of the lens led to a career in Australian TV production and saw him named Australian Photographer of the Year. One of Alan’s most memorable experiences was in 1994 when he embarked on a 5 week trek through the Himalayas, and included in the trip was a visit to the Fred Hollows Eye Centre in Kathmandu. It was there that he photographed the work of the eye doctors. Alan held a large scale exhibition of images from the Eye Centre, and his trekking adventure, in Sydney and The Photography Gallery of Western Australia in Perth. A percentage of the proceeds from sales went towards the Foundation.
In 2007 he moved back to the UK, along with his Australian-born wife, where he continues to work as a freelance photographer for the business community.
Commended in the 2012 Professional Photographer of the Year Awards (see image)
Commended in the 2010 Professional Photographer of the Year Awards (see image)
Norwich HEART photography competition winner 2010 & 2011 (see image, BBC website)
Black and White Spider Awards Nominee 2006
The Australian Nikon/Panorama Photographer of the Year 1997
ACMP Collection 4 1997
AIPP NSW Professional Photography Silver Awards 1997/1998/1999
AIPP Australian Professional Photography Silver Awards 1997/1999
AIPP Australian Professional Photography Gold Award 1998
Norwich HEART group show at The Forum, Norwich 2011 & 2012
Solo show at Expresso Cafe, Norwich 2010
Norfolk Photographer of the Year 2008
Black & White Group Show, Gallery Xposure 2006
Various group shows, Gallery Xposure 2003/4
Three Photographers at 201 Sussex Street, Darling Park, Sydney 1999
Showcase at Sydney domestic airport 1998
Seeing Nepal at The Photography Gallery of Western Australia, Perth 1996
Seeing Nepal at the Westpac Museum, The Rocks 1995