Cover Image in The Weekend Australian Magazine

The book Beyond Reasonable Drought was just published by Five Mile Press and we are receiving a bit of press. I was lucky enough to have this image selected for the front cover of The Weekend Australian Magazine. I've been snapping the drought in Australian since i started photographing professionally and i became part of the documentary photography collective MAP Group who put together BRD. 

A young girl plays in Laanecoorie Reservoir near Bendigo. The reservoir had almost dried up totally, but a few days before I arrived it rained and covered the surface with water increasing its volume by 3%. There was a family there, kids playing in the cracked mud, dad looking for fish to catch, spending the day together.

About Rodney

Rodney Dekker is a photographer and film maker predominantly covering environmental and social justice issues. His most significant project has been documenting the affects of climate change and its resulting hardship on livelihoods in Australia, Bangladesh, Tuvalu and Kiribati. His photos have appeared in many publications including The Toronto Star, The Jakarta Post, The Washington Times, ASIAN Geographic, Australian Geographic, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Weekend Australian Magazine, Outback, and West Weekend. Videos have been published by ABC online, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Geographic and the Herald Sun. Dekker’s been a finalist of Head On Portrait Prize, Reportage, Moran Photographic Prize, UN Media Peace Awards, Australia's Top Photographers, International Photography Awards, Px3, received nominations for Prix Pictet and PDN’s 30 and was selected for the Eddie Adams Workshop USA. A number of Dekker’s 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.