Rodney Dekker is a photographer and filmmaker predominantly covering environmental and social justice issues. He is best known for documenting communities and landscapes impacted by climate change in Australia, Bangladesh, Tuvalu and Kiribati. His images have appeared in publications around the world including The Toronto Star, The Washington Times, Asian Geographic, South China Morning Post and the Sydney Morning Herald. His work is featured in several books including: ‘Water Matters’, ‘The Water Dreamers’, ‘Beyond Reasonable Drought’ and ‘Australia’s Wild Weather’. The Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Geographic, Australian Broadcasting Commission and the Herald Sun have published his video documentaries.
Dekker has received many honours which include: finalist of Reportage, United Nations Media Peace Awards, Australia’s Top Photographers, Moran Photographic Prize; honourable mention of International Photography Awards and Px3; selected for the Eddie Adams Workshop USA. A number of his photos are held in the National Library of Australia and in the state libraries of Victoria, Queensland and South Australia. He holds a Masters degree in Environmental Analysis and International Development and is a member of MAP Group documentary photographers based in Australia