Mr Ralph Ashton
Ralph is a traveler, photographer and environmental advocate. He grew up in Papua New Guinea and currently works with WWF-Australia, the conservation organisation, in Sydney. In 2005, he became Program Leader -Fresh Water for WWF-Australia. In 2004, he focused on landscape management policy in Tasmania. Before that, he was a mergers and acquisitions lawyer and then corporate finance adviser. His cameras have accompanied him on travels to many parts of the world. He is the editor of “Tarkine”, published by WWF and Allen & Unwinin 2004.

Mr Dan Burkholder
Dan Burkholder was one of the first photographic artists to embrace digital technology in the early 1990’s. He is best known for hybridizing the power of digital imaging with the classic sensitivity of tonality and design that has shaped the medium for 170 years. His landmark book, Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing, has become a standard reference in the digital fine art photography field and was awarded Best Technical Book by Photo Eye, the world’s largest distributor of photography books. Dan has taught at the International Center of Photography (New York), The Museum of Photographic Arts (San Diego), The Royal Photographic Society(Spain), Photo Fusion (London), The School of the Chicago Art Institute and many others. Dan received his BA and Masters Degrees in Photography at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California, USA. Dan’s platinum/palladium and pigmented-ink prints are included in public and private collections internationally.

Ms Renata Monika Buziak
Renata Monika Buziak, born in Poland, moved to Australia in 1991. She began her photographic studies while living in Poland and is currently completing a Bachelor of Photography degree at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane. Renata is a member of the management board of Queensland Centre for Photography. Renata held her first art exhibition in 1999 and has presented her work at numerous locations and exhibits, including the Queensland Centre for Photography and Brisbane City as part of a Public Art Initiative. Her photographic projects include the Gardens series of montages, the Mirror series, Macro Photography and Bodyscapes. Renata’s current project, ‘Biochromes’, focuses on process of organic decomposition and its effect on photographic material. In 2004 ‘Biochromes’ was awarded a Griffith University National Tertiary Art Prize, first prize in the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital Art Award and Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society, Brisbane. Renata’s academic awards include a Medal for Academic Excellence in Adult Tertiary Preparation in 2001, membership of the Golden Key International Honour Society and Griffith University Academic Excellence Awards.

Ms Naomi Cass
Director of the Centre for Contemporary Photography, curator and writer, Naomi Cass has worked in the fields of contemporary art, craft, design and music since completing her honours degree at the University of Melbourne. As curator her exhibitions include Fears and Scruples (University Gallery, University of Melbourne); Material Treasures (Jewish Museum of Australia); Hamish (homely) (with Natalie King, Jewish Museum of Australia); MaleORDER: Addressing Menswear (with Robyn Healey, Ian Potter Museum of Art); Seeing Red (Ian Potter Museum of Art) and Tilia Europaea (Linden - St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts). In her work with the Grainger Museum at Melbourne University, she produced two mini-festivals of contemporary art and music entitled: The Many Faces of Percy Grainger and Electric-Eye, components of the Melbourne International Festival in 1997 and 98. Naomi has worked in a range of roles from Museum critic for the Herald Sun to teaching and cultural development. She was Executive officer of the National Exhibitions Touring Support or NETS Victoria from 2001-3. In 2001she conducted the Visual Arts component of a 10 Year Review of the Vizard Foundation. Naomi currently writes the Artnotes Victoria column for Art Monthly Australia. In 2004/5 Naomi has overseen relocation of the CCP, now in its 19th year, to purpose designed premises by Sean Godsell Architects. Greatly improved facilities include 5 galleries, CCP Books and Prints and Visy Education Space.

Mr James Cowie
James has had an interest in photography for over forty years, since buying a second-hand Box Brownie in the early 1960s. In the mid-1990s he began to take photography more seriously, joining the Alice Springs Camera Club and the Australian Photographic Society. He has exhibited in numerous national and international salons. In 2000, James decided to pursue photography as a career and moved to Melbourne to study Industrial and Scientific Photography at RMIT University, from where he graduated in 2002.

James is now working as a photographer with the Department of Defence in Central Victoria, at the Proof and Experimental Establishment at Graytown. Amongst other things, his work involves the use of digital still cameras, video cameras and high-speed video cameras to obtain imaging data during the testing of ammunition and weapon systems.

Professor Des Crawley
Des Crawley retired from the University of Western Sydney in 1997 having occupied the position of Director of the Centre for Digital Media for five years and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanitiesor its antecedents for 27 years. For his contribution to his discipline and to institution building that university awarded him the honour of Emeritus Professor in 1998. Professor Crawley is an adjunct Professor of RMIT and in February of 2005 he came out of retirement when appointed, by way of invitation, as a Professor and Director of the College of Music, Visual Arts and Theatre at James Cook University in Townsville. His task there is to facilitate the design of an academic profile which has a strong emphasis upon new media and technologies as well as provide academic input to the construction of a special-purpose space to house these innovative awards.

Professor Crawley was the Foundation President of the Australian branch of the Photo Imaging EducatorsAssociation-1997-2000 and is currently Vice-President (International Programs) for the USA branch of the PIEA. For his services to photo education and the industry Professor Crawley was awarded the rank of Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography in 2001.

Photography is his passion. It is his lifestyle. He has had exhibitions in the USA, Peoples’ Republic of China, France and United Kingdom as well as in most capital cities of this country. His exhibition record is complemented by published material in most popular photographic magazines, contributions to national and international conferences involved with arts education and or photography practice. He has been a consultant to industrial and commercial groups on matters of digital workflow, colour management and calibration, e-line marketing and assisted Kodak in the development of the training and preparation of staff who operated the Kodak Digital Media Centre at the Year 2000 Games in Sydney.

In the last decade he has conducted in excess of 400 workshops for community arts groups reflecting his personal commitment to ensuring that real people in the real world mediate his academic and professional practice.

Mr Jason Edwards
Jason Edwards photographs wildlife and natural history around the world. His background in animal sciences provides him with an understanding of animal behaviour, which complements his photographic abilities. He is an assignment photographer for National Geographic, and is published in many publications including Australian Geographic. Jason’s company Bio-Images provides an immense variety of wildlife stock to agencies around the world. In 2003 National Geographic presented Jason’s Ship breaking material in Perpignan, France at the prestigious Visa Pour L’Image photojournalism festival. In 2004 Jason was awarded the inaugural ‘Pursuit of Excellence Award by the Australian Geographic Society “For his extreme efforts and absolute commitment to obtaining rare and amazing photographs.”

Ms Joyce Evans
In addition to a long career as a photographer, Joyce Evans also works as a photographic historian and valuer, consultant, curator and lecturer on photography from her home in Melbourne. Passionately dedicated to photography and Australia, she has won several awards, including the Hasselblad Masters.

Joyce is known for her photographs of Australia, the outback and its people as well as her portraits of interesting Australians. She has written books and articles; in addition, her work has been featured in publications. “Only One Kilometre” a photo essay on Mornington Peninsular pub Lothian is her most recent book Following her first solo exhibition at Realities Gallery, Toorak in 1986 there have been many solo and group exhibitions of both her landscapes and her portraits in regional and commercial galleries throughout Australia and Europe. Her work is held in private and public collections, including the National Gallery of Victoria and at the National Library of Australia, which holds nearly 400 of her photographs.

Mr Brian Gilkes
Brian Gilkes graduated in Applied Science, Photographic Technology and Arts Photography and has worked in Australia, SE Asia, Europe and Oceania. His research interests moved from biochemistry to psychophysics of perception, creativity and communication. His current research is an ethnoarcheology of visuality and performance of cross-cultural encounter in the period 1840 to 1940 with extensive field work in the Republic of Kiribati. In the last 5 years he has presented papers at 8 international conferences in Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart, Honiara and Noumea. With his wife Dianne he currently runs Pharos Editions, which produces fine art digital prints, conducts master classes, and acts as agent for selected artists.

Mr Lloyd Godman
Initially self-trained, Lloyd Godman became interested in photography in 1967, engaging in commercial photography, and photo publishing from 1969 through to 1983, when he directed his energy towards art-based projects. He has an MFA from RMIT, and Dip of Professional Photography from the Modern School of Photography, New York. He was responsible for establishing the photography department at the School of Art Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, N.Z., where he is a lecturer. Born in 1952, Dunedin, New Zealand, he has had36 solo exhibitions and more than 200 group exhibitions in more than 18 countries with his latest show at the MOCA Ga. Atlanta, USA.. He has also regularly lectured and run photographic workshops internationally. Lloyd became interested in gardening and ecology in 1974, and has operated an organic vegetable garden and orchard for 28 years. He has five books published on his work, and his work is represented in many public and private collections.

Ms Maggie Hegarty
Maggie studied Fine Arts at RMIT before turning to photography. Forced to paint monotone paintings of a coloured world turned her off painting but was excellent training for a future black and white photographer. She later did another degree majoring in Fine Art Photography.

Maggie is a fine art photographer working in both black and white and colour. Her main subjects are documentary, architecture and cultural identity. The themes that are constant across her work are the play of light on different forms and surfaces and a personal response to the subject. Currently working on a solo show Presence and Place, Leica Gallery Melbourne, 24 June – 13 July 2005. Maggie is the Coordinator of Photography at the University of Melbourne and recently was a guest lecturer in digital photography at the University of San Diego, USA. She has also taught at Monash University and the Hong Kong Institute of Education.

Mr Mathias Heng
Born 1966, Mathias Heng grew up in Singapore and graduated from Boys’ Town Vocational Institute, where he studied Graphics reproduction. Images from Humanity issues had a powerful effect on him, for that reason, his decision to become a photographer. He now resides in Australia, spending much of his time on assignments. In his travels to places of war, disaster, poverty and human struggle, Mathias has photographed several conflicts and their effects on the civilian population, producing a body of emotionally moving documentary work that captures key moments and turning points in history.

Since then, Heng devoted himself to documenting war, disaster, poverty, social issues and humanity. Having covered many conflicts and the effects on the civilian population, Mathias Heng’s work appears in The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Australian, The Age and newspapers throughout Asia and Europe. Hisimages appear in books and magazines worldwide, as well as non-government organization magazines such as Oxfam USA and Australia, CARE International, Caritas Australia, Australian Volunteers International, Aus AID and International Labor Organization (UN).

He has worked on extensive photographic essay in Australia, Afghanistan, Burma, China, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, Mozambique, East Timor, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati and Iraq. In 2000, Mathias was featured alongside other internationally renowned photojournalist such as Sebastiao Salgado in Leica’s product brochure, The Program. In 2002, Mathias published his first book, sponsored by Leica, Viva Timor Loro S’ae, Long Live East Timor 1999 – 2002. In spite of his exposure to many atrocities, Heng has never lost his passion and commitment to humanity, or his ability to capture images which speak to people around the globe.

Ms Jane Hinwood
Jane Hinwood is the Senior Photographic Conservator at the State Library of Victoria. Jane graduated with a B App Sc (Conservation), Canberra in 1990. She joined the Library in 2000.

Mr Greg Humphries
Greg Humphries is a former photojournalist with the Associated Press and various newspapers. He has a degree in Marketing from Texas Tech University and a degree in Industrial and Scientific Photography from the Brooks Institute of Photography. Currently, Greg is a lecturer teaching the Electronic Imaging, Publishing, and Workflow classes in the Scientific Photography Program at RMIT University.

Mr Mark Humphries
Mark Humphries is an energetic, young landscape photographer with a strong passion for capturing wild, pristine wilderness areas on film. With a self-modified large format camera and a heavy rucksack, he regularly disappears alone in the bush for months on end. During this time he aims to create images that touch people in a unique way. He believes that the sublime qualities of wilderness have the ability to awe and calm the soul. His images certainly impart many of these magical and mysterious elements which only nature has to offer.

Mr Phil Kafcaloudes
ABC News Radio Arts presenter

News radio is Phil’s dream job.. and comes after a very varied career in the ABC. He’s been a long-running court reporter on radio; a political reporter for TV News; a manager (which he didn’t like because he hates ties and sensible shoes); a presenter on a range of networks; and the ABC’s national journalism trainer. Always happy to get out of the office, he has worked for the ABC in South Africa, Malaysia, Vietnam and in the South Pacific. One of his great loves is the arts.. marrying into the theatre.. and playing both bass and drums (not at the same time, and thankfully, rarely in public these days). He recorded a CD with the Mark Lee Band (the guy out of the film “Gallipoli”) about which he cheerfully admits it was HIS playing that stopped it reaching the top of the charts. Phil is working on his third book.. a fictionalised account of his grandmother’s work as a British spy in Greece in World War Two. He was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2002 to study how journalists are trained to deal with grieving people.

Mr Karl P. Koenig
After years of labor in the groves of academe, and several more in the private practice of clinical psychology, I gradually extricated myself and entered the world of fine art printing. I studied serigraphy, lithography, and alternative process photography at the University of New Mexico. The concept of gumoil print-making came to me between semesters as I was working on varioius non-silver processes in 1990. When I was satisfied that no one else had happened upon this satisfying polychromatic method I sent off a query letter. When I returned from a trip to Paris I found a contract from Focal Press in the mail. I wrote the book and a few years later published a revised edition after the computer came to play such a large role in photographic imaging. Since then I have taught and exhibited gumoils and published articles and portfolios. I also traveled repeatedly to ten concentration camps where some architecture still remains and offered a collection of the gumoil images to a museum. They were exhibited, published as a catalog (“There is No Why Here”) by Holocaust Museum

Houston and are now traveling to several locations around the USA.

Ms Karen Landt
Currently I am studying a PhD at James Cook University (Qld) in Creative Arts titled: Encapsulating an Environment: Magnetising the Isle. It is great being a student, gaining new knowledge and living on a tropical island. What else could one wish for!

Previously I lectured at James Cook University, Qld (1995-2003) and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Melbourne (1988-1995). Subjects taught at JCU were Design Fundaments, Interdisciplinary and Photography to graphic design, fine art and photography students respectively. Varied aspects of photography were taught at RMIT to illustrative, fine art and Scientific students.

From 1974 to 1986 I worked as medical photographer at Peter MacCallum and Alfred Hospitals, also a research photographer at Baker Medical Research Institute. This Scientific experience began the relationship involving the SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) which still exists to day.

Ms Carolyn Lewens
Carolyn Lewens is a photomedia artist using a number of alternative processes to explore the nuances of the photographic medium. Her current working methods counter how photography is conceived: works are often made without the use of a camera or film, with exposures measured in hours not in fractions of a second.

She also works as a curator and collaborates with multimedia artist Neil Stanyer on a number of projects. Their fifth Watermarks exhibition, Watermarks: Swamped was held at the Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale in February/March 2005 and was partly funded by a Regional Arts Victoria grant.

Carolyn teaches part-time at Photography Studies College where she is in charge of the Art Major. She is currently undertaking a PhD at Monash University. She holds a MA in Media Arts, RMIT. Her studio is an old Butter Factory at Foster in Gippsland.

Ms Chris Lim
I am a fine art photographer, who graduated from Photography Studies College with a Diploma of Illustrative Photography in 1997, and have a specific interest in the alternative processes of photography. Awards & Exhibitions include: Polaroid award from Photography Studies College and Polaroid Australia for excellence in use of the Polaroid medium in 1998, Silver Award and Certificate of Merit from the Australian Institute of Photographers in the Experimental section in 1995, winner of several local photographic competitions. I have been exhibiting since1995, participating in many group shows and have had 2 solo exhibitions.

Some of my images have been published in different photography magazines. My passion now is the use of the Bromoil process in my image making. I have been practicing the craft since1996, and continue to research and improve my knowledge on this exciting and beautiful process.

Professor David Malin
For 26 years David Malin was a photographic scientist and astronomer with the Anglo-Australian Observatory. For almost 20 years before that he used optical and electron microscopes and X-rays to explore the universe on a smaller scale. He has been involved in Scientific imaging and the science of photography since 1960 and is now Adjunct Professor of Scientific Photograpy at RMIT. David Malin is a well-known populariser of science, and lectures widely on astronomical and photographic topics. He has written a large number of popular articles and Scientific papers and is author and co-author of eight books, the most recent being “Heaven and Earth”, Phaidon, 2002, where he was science advisor. His pictures have been made into a series of exhibitions that have toured Australia, the UK, USA, Europe, Japan, China and India and has worked with Australian composers Martin Wesley-Smith (1988) and Ross Edwards(2002) on audio-visual productions which combine astronomical images with modern music. He is currentlyediting the Scientific photography section of a new edition of Elsevier’s “Focal Encyclopedia of Photography”.

Dr James McArdle
James McArdle’s first published work appeared in The Bulletin when he was 16. Since attending Prahran Collegein the mid seventies, he has regularly exhibited imagery of the figure in the environment that applies the concept of camera as an analogy, but not an equation, of human sight. Ideas around the phenomena of focus and binocular vision have been the subject of his papers presented at national and international conferences. At the same time he has taught photography at secondary, TAFE, adult education and tertiary institutions and universities while maintaining a commercial photography practice. James has also curated several photography exhibitions including work responding to South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation commission, and the touring show Phiction which brought together Australian fiction and photography.

He is currently Deputy Head of School, School of Visual Arts and Design, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University, and in 2004 competed a PhD at RMIT in Media Arts.

Associate Professor Dougal McCulloch
Associate Professor McCulloch holds a Ph.D. in applied physics and is an expert in condensed matter physics, microscopy and microanalysis, and materials physics.

In 1999 he established and is now a director of the RMIT Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility that serves researchers from many disciplines within RMIT and beyond. Prior to taking up this position, he was an ARC Postdoctoral Fellow and then a U2000 Fellow at the Australian Key Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis at the University of Sydney.

He has published 85 papers in international refereed journals in the areas of the microscopy & microanalysis of advanced materials. He was recently invited to speak at a symposium on Amorphous, Disordered and Incommensurated Materials at the 15th International Congress on Electron Microscopy (ICEM-15) held in Durban, South Africa in September 2002.

Mr James O Nicholls
Jim Nicholls is a graduate of the RMIT University Scientific Photography Applied Science course. He has worked for the Defence Department’s Defence Science and Technology Organisation and Boeing Australia asa Scientific Photographer for 26 years. During this period he has been involved with many aspects of imaging Instumentation including high speed imaging (video and cine) and image analysis as well as commercial and industrial imaging and video production.

Mr Phred Petersen
Phred is a Senior Lecturer in the Scientific Photography Program at RMIT University. Following a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry (1976), he received a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Scientific Photography from Brooks Institute of Photography in 1985. A Master’s of Education (Teaching) was completed in 2003. He worked as the supervisor of medical photography at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, from1987-1998, and as a freelance commercial photographer during the same period. His current interests include high-speed photography and flow visualization methods.

Ms Bee Rawlinson
Bee Rawlinson is a nurse, scientist and artist who has turned her hand to the development of the micro world into an art form. She has produced a number of different styles of art and novel techniques, with display sat the Melbourne Zoo, Universities, and numerous galleries. Her work has been used in various publications and television shows. Bee uses digital micrographs from the scanning electron microscope to form fascinating works of art.

Bee and John have been working together for over five years gathering some 5,000 images from the botanical, biological and geological micro worlds.

Mr David Roberts
Born in the US, citizen of Canada and immigrant to Australia. David received a BA in Philosophy and a MA in theology. He spent a decade in northern Canada doing linguistic work with North American Natives. Since moving to Australia he has pursued a deep love of photography utilizing ultra-large format cameras. Using traditional methods of photography including contact printing, he specializes in landscape, architecture and portraiture (using an 11x14 inch camera for the portraits).

Recent commissions include: a month long solo canoe odyssey down the Yarra River, portfolios of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne.

Ms Madeleine Say
Madeleine Say has been the Picture Librarian at the State Library of Victoria since 2002. She originally trained in the biological sciences, and worked as a research scientist before becoming a librarian. This lead to a position as a photographic librarian, she is currently the manager of the Picture Collection at the State Library of Victoria.

Mr Justin Schooneman
Justin Schooneman graduated from the RMIT Bachelor of Applied Science (Photography) course in 1991.After graduation, he completed a twelve-month Internship at the National Gallery of Victoria, specializing in the infrared and ultraviolet documentation of Frederick McCubbin works for the Paintings Conservation Department.

Upon completion of that year, he returned to RMIT to complete an Honours Degree, developing a method of Schlieren photography not reliant on mirrors and capable of full colour, three dimensional imaging in a single exposure.

Embarking on a career in biomedical illustration and clinical photography in institutions such as Walter and Eliza Hall, Ludwig Cancer Research Institute, The Royal Melbourne and Royal Children’s Hospitals, it would be another decade before he returned to The National Gallery of Victoria, where he has been working for the last two or so years as a photographer and imaging technician.

Mr Matthew Sleeth
Matthew Sleeth is a Melbourne based photographer. His work is widely collected and has been exhibited throughout Australia and in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Cologne. Matthew’s work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, the National Library of Australia, State Libraries of NSW and Victoria, Monash Gallery of Art, the National Portrait Gallery and various private collections including the Corrigan Collection, Gadens and Deutsche Bank. His books include Roaring Days (1998), The Bank Book (2001), Tour Of Duty (2002), home+away (2003) andOpfkon (2004). He is represented by M.33 (Melbourne), Josef Lebovic Gallery (Sydney), Gallery Lichtblick (Cologne) and ThePhotographers Gallery (London).

Ms Annemarie Szeleczky
Born in Budapest, Hungary. Immigrated as a child to Melbourne, Australia in 1957. Started Art School at the age of 16. Did a Diploma of Art course, majoring in Painting. After completing teacher training taught Art in Technical Schools for several years. Left teaching to stay home with young children and began exhibiting. In the late 1980’s returned to Lecture in Drawing at Swinburne University, Melbourne. Had several Solo exhibitions and participated in Group Shows for the past three decades. In 1997 completed a Graduate Diploma in Animation at Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. 2003 completed Masters in Arts in Animation by research, at AIM Centre RMIT University. This research project was ‘An Investigation and Experimentation of Hand Made Animation with Mixed Media, Using Spatial Layering Under a Camera.’ This resulted in a compilation of experiments called ‘Collage Kinetics’ and a short animation with a narrative, called ‘Fox Dance’ and finally in Kinetics 2 Currently working on an exhibition on a mixed show of film, collage, painting and drawing at Glen Eira City Council Gallery, in August 2005.

Mr Gordon Undy
Gordon Undy is a fine art photographer working from his studio in Sydney, Australia. He took a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours at the University of Queensland and worked in and around the computer industry until1991 when he was able to commit to photography full time on his own terms. His passion is to interpret the intimate Australian landscape through photographs made in silver-gelatin, platinum/palladium and printing out paper. Field work is done in a variety of format sizes from 35mm to the 8x10 field camera. Undy favours an approach which honours the unique qualities of the photographic medium in recording and representing the nuances of light with a high degree of fidelity. His photographs explore the ideas of direct acceptance of the landscape. He studied landscape photography with Paul Caponigro and fine printing with George Tice who also introduced him to the craft of platinum/palladium in 1994. His photographs are held in private, public and corporate collections in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA. Undy has published two books of his work; Lines, written in Australia : photographs of inland Australia (2002)and Intimations (2004), and exhibited many times in solo and group show.

Mr Phillip Virgo
Phillip Virgo has worked in the imaging industry as a black & white printer to commercial photographer for almost 30 years.

During this time was privileged to work at Melbourne’s leading laboratories and studios. He takes great pridein striving to be the best and leaves no stone unturned when creating systems to give his clients quality and service.

Phill brought the Colour Factory from Young & Rubicam 8 years ago as a staff member and since then has expanded and improved it to be one of the finest custom printing centres in the country. This is testament to his unrelenting push to improve our industry. Phill believes in the power of image and has a passionate drive to make sure that all people who use image will have a place to go for the future that they can rely on.

Mr John Ward
John Ward is a physicist who developed the Real Time Colour Imaging System for Scanning Electron Microscopes. He has since developed this into a digital form which has become a tool for both scientists and artists, with examples in books, book covers, CD covers, art works and television shows. He is now working on the applications of white light axial chromatic aberration to characterize surfaces and relate it to information from the Optical and Scanning Electron Microscopes.

Associate Professor Philip Wilksch
Philip Wilksch is Associate Professor in Applied Optics in the Applied Physics group at RMIT. His general area of expertise is in the use of optical phenomena and techniques for measuring, sensing and display applications. One of his particular interests is in holography, which he has been teaching and practising at RMIT since1985.

In 1986-87 Prof Wilksch supervised the work of Paula Dawson, a renowned Australian holographic artist, when she worked as an Artist in Residence at RMIT under a grant from the Australia Council, and he has had other collaborations with her since then. He has also worked with and provided advice to many other people interested in the possibilities of holography in the advertising, art, craft, design and scientific fields. He also helped to make the first magazine-cover hologram to be produced and published entirely in Australia. He has developed a course in holography for students of the Applied Physics degree, and maintains a holographic laboratory within RMIT.

Ms Susanne Williams
Susanne completed a Bachelor of Science at Monash University in 1998, majoring in botany and zoology. In 2001 she graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Photography) degree. Currently she works at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital as a Medical Photographer, doing both general medical and ophthalmic photography.

Susanne has continued to pursue her interest in research and developed a new and innovative technique for simulating the compound eye vision of insects, in conjunction with Dr Adrian Dyer. This work has been featured internationally. Susanne is actively involved with IPT and AIMBI.