Ken Duncan

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Ken Duncan
Born Kenneth McLeod Duncan
(1954-12-20) 20 December 1954 (age 60)
Mildura, Victoria, Australia
Occupation landscape photographer
Known for The Last Frontier — Australia Wide

Kenneth McLeod Duncan (born 20 December 1954) OAM is a photographer from Wamberal, New South Wales, Australia.[1] He is regarded as one of Australia's most acclaimed landscape photographers,[2] and gained prominence for his pioneering work with panoramic landscapes and limited edition photographic prints.

Early years[edit]

Ken Duncan was born in Mildura, Victoria, on Australia's Murray River, and lived most of his early life in country towns.[3] He became interested in photography in his early teens. After leaving school, he eventually became senior technical representative for Australia's leading photographic supply house.[4] His particular interest with panoramic shots began when the company imported the Widelux camera, which had the ability to produce panoramic shots of his favorite landscapes. In 1981, at the age of 26, he moved to Sydney.


In 1982, he left Sydney to travel around Australia and to photograph its famed landscapes.[4] In five years he produced more than 80,000 images.

Although the panoramic format is considered his most popular, Ken Duncan has also used many other different formats and media. He has produced several books and has been awarded for his work.[5] His first major publication was a pictorial book called The Last Frontier — Australia Wide published in 1987 by Weldon publishers. More than 65,000 copies have been sold.

In the late 1990s he produced a book called America Wide,[6] which features landscapes of many U.S. states. It was completed a few days before the September 11 attacks in 2001. He published a sequel, Spirit of America, in 2006. In 2003 Ken Duncan released 3D Australia — popularizing 3D printing.

On Australia Day (26 January 2009), Ken was honoured nationally when he was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) by the Australian Government for his services to the arts as a landscape photographer and publisher, and for his service to the Central Coast community.


Ken Duncan is a Christian and a creationist.[3] Through his photography he sees himself as an interpreter of God's creation,[4] and the vision statement of his company is "To show the beauty of God's creation."


  1. ^ "Search Australian Honours". Its an Honour - Australia Celebrating Australians. Government of Australia. 26 January 2009. Retrieved 22 April 2009. 
  2. ^ Creation magazine, June 1992, pp. 24-28
  3. ^ a b Creation magazine, June 1992, p. 24
  4. ^ a b c Ken Duncan's biography (PDF) at the Wayback Machine (archived 16 July 2006), 6 May 2006.
  5. ^ Livingstone Audio Biography of Ken Duncan
  6. ^ Small Business School


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