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Victorian tour 2013

In 2013 Beyond Reasonable Drought returned to Victoria, accompanied by two of MAPgroup's photographers to again record how our communities survive and prepare for the ongoing cycle of drought.

Rodney Dekker’s images of communities responding to fire emergency in Victoria in 2013

As part of the Beyond Reasonable Drought Victoria tour, photographer Rodney Dekker was invited to document communities post-drought. Basing his response on the Bureau of Meteorology's assessment that the heat wave in January 2013 was a climatic response to 'a background warming trend', Rodney photographed Victorians experiencing and responding to fire during 'unprecedented' weather conditions.

Rodney Dekker is a photographer and filmmaker best known for documenting communities impacted by climate change in Australia, Bangladesh, Tuvalu and Kiribati. His images have appeared in The Toronto Star, The Washington Times, Asian Geographic, South China Morning Post and the Sydney Morning Herald as well in book and online video publications. Dekker has been a finalist of Reportage, United Nations Media Peace Awards, Australia's Top Photographers and the Moran Photographic Prize. 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 MAPgroup.

Dale Mann’s photographs of Nathalia and Mildura

As part of Beyond Reasonable Drought’s visit to Mildura, photographer Dale Mann was invited to photograph people in the community to show how they have responded to the cycle of drought.

Dale has been a freelance photojournalist since 1984. He has photographed for Time Magazine, Life, National Times, The Bulletin, The Age, National Australia Bank, Toyota, Wool Board, Telstra, Oxford University Press, Macmillan, Text Media and many others.

He is also one of the original members of MAP Group, having participated in shooting the communities of Ararat, St Arnauld, Ballarat (twice), Hay, and also photographed with MAP Group Laneways, Beyond Reasonable Drought and Beyond Age. His main area of interest is documentary photography of rural communities.

Photographs by the people of Nathalia and Mildura

As part of Beyond Reasonable Drought’s visit to Nathalia and Mildura, Dale Mann conducted Masterclasses in documentary photography. Armed with their cameras, participants ventured out to record people’s stories and images of the landscape.