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Julian Kingma

b. 1968

Julian Kingma (b. 1968) commenced his photographic career in 1988 as a cadet for the Herald newspaper in Melbourne, and later worked for the Sunday Age as Head of Features photographer. After ten years in newspapers, Kingma freelanced for various national and international publications and publishing houses including Penguin Books, Hardie Grant Books, Gourmet Traveller, Conde Nast Traveller, Harpers Bazaar and Rolling Stone. He has won Quill Awards for Best Portrait in 1998 and, in 2000, won Best Picture Story. He was named the Australian Nikon Photographer of the Year in 1999. In 2001, he was judged to have taken the Best Photograph at the World Food Awards. His publication IGNI - A Restaurant’s First Year won top honours at the New York Rights Fair Talking Pictures Program. Kingma has exhibited throughout Australia and his works are held in public and private collections. His own favourites amongst his ten works in the National Portrait Gallery’s collection are his portraits of Robert Dessaix, Philip Hunter and Stephen Heathcote.
Updated 2018