Kristian Laemmle-Ruff is a photographic artist based in Melbourne, Australia.

His work focuses on social, cultural and environmental challenges in an increasingly fragile and globalised world. Having recently expanded his practice to include sound and installation, Kristian blends documentary rawness with conceptual uses of symbolism and colour.

“Kristian Laemmle-Ruff is a photographer with a visually acute and potent sense of image-making. His Pine Gap has a surprising and unexpected beauty which, in its own term, belies it political purpose.” – Chris Saines CNZM

Naomi Cass, director of the Centre for Contemporary Photography, found his series Littoral to be a “beautiful yet terrible” expression of humanity’s effect on our landscape.

In 2014 he published his first photo-book In the Folds of Hills in which Mr Malcolm Fraser wrote that this book “will come to have historic significance because it captures aspects of Australian rural life, which in many parts of this country are fast disappearing.”
The book was a finalist in the Australian Photobook of the Year Awards 2014.

Kristian regularly engages in collaborations with other artists (Luke Cornish, Ilka White) and has completed photo-work for galleries such as Metro Gallery, Liverpool Street Gallery and Buku Larrnggay Mulka Centre in Arnhem Land as well as NGO’s in Japan. He also undertakes architectural, studio and portrait-based commissions.

Having exhibited throughout Australia as well as overseas, Kristian’s works are part of permanent collections including the Queensland Centre for Photography and the State Library of Victoria.

Kristian lives and works at Merring Studio in the thriving arts-hub of Northcote in Melbourne. Here he is also part of the creative team
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Mind the Gap, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth, Australia

Mind the Gap, Watch this Space, Alice Springs, Australia (forthcoming)

In the Folds of Hills, Swanpool Cinema, Swanpool, Australia

In the Folds of Hills, Tap Gallery, Sydney, Australia

In the Folds of Hills, The Field Institute, Melbourne, Australia

Littoral, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane, Australia

Littoral, Colour Factory Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Cuba, Carbon Black Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Light Unseen, Sofitel Melbourne, Australia

 

 

39th Alice Art Prize, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Australia

Fukushima Disaster 5th Anniversary, The Asia Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia

Island - Australia, Photo Ireland Festival, The Copper House,

Dublin, Ireland (curated by Claire Monneraye from ACP)

Asia Pacific Photobook Day, Museum of Contemporary Art,
Sydney, Australia

Lateral/Liminal, Monday Week Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Littoral, Head On Photo Festival, Gallery Eight, Sydney, Australia

Time, Poimena Gallery, Launceston, Australia

Get Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Living Festival, Melbourne, Australia

Littoral (studio show), Paradise Hills Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Cuba (selected works), Somewhere Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Dualscape ‘New Photo’, Subject Matter Art Space, Melbourne, Australia

 

 

10 Lessons from Fukushima. Reducing risks and protecting communities from nuclear disasters. Fukushima Booklet Publication Committee (cover and p.46 images)

In the Folds of Hills, Pearce Press, Melbourne

IPPNW, Peace and Health Blog, 11 March, Fukushima three years on: A photo essay

Queensland Centre for Photography Catalogue, text by David Broker, CCAS Director

The Book, ‘Architecture in Australia’

Silvershotz Photographic Annual Folio

 

 

39th Alice Prize, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs (highly commended)

Australian Photobook of the Year Awards 2014 (finalist)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABC News, TV interview and online article by Shuba Krishnan, 17th April

News.com.au, article by Debra Killalea, 4th March

The Syndey Morning Herald, article by Daniel Flitton, 28th May

The Age, article by Daniel Flitton, 28th May

The Canberra Times, article by Daniel Flitton, 28th May

ABC Radio National interview on ‘Tony Delroy Nightlife’ 14th May

ABC Radio National interview on ‘Bush Telegraph’ 1st May

ABC Shepparton Radio, interview with Matt Dowling 21st May

The Australian, Arts Guide 29th April

The Age, Arts Feature by Dylan Rainforth 30th April

Australian Photography Magazine, profile feature by Robert Keeley,
July Edition

Australian Photography Magazine, online article 8th April

Broadsheet, article by Tobie Brown 28th April

L’oeil de la Photographie, article by Alison Stieven-Taylor 8th May

Photojournalism Now, article by Alison Stieven-Taylor 25th April

Eastside Radio Arts Thursday 89.7FM, interview with

Angela Stretch 15th May

Habitus Living, online article 14th April

Urban Light, online feature 1st May

The Field Institute, online feature 15th April

Art Blart, exhibition and book preview 8th April

Time Out Melbourne, online feature 8th April

Stock and Land, online article 30th April

The Locavore Edition, online article 8th April

The Big Issue, article by Alan Attwood 23rd May

Art Monthly Australia, March edition 257 p 79

The Mercury, article by Rebecca Fitzgibbon 13th Feb

The Australian, ‘Timing’s Right for this Show’, Justin Burke 10th Feb

Art Blart, by Dr Marcus Bunyan, Melbourne’s Magnificent Eleven 2nd Jan

Art Blart, by Dr Marcus Bunyan Review: ‘Littoral’ 20th May

 

 

© Copyright Kristian Laemmle-Ruff 2016

Solo exhibitions

 

2016 Mind the Gap, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth, Australia (forthcoming)

2016 Mind the Gap, Watch this Space, Alice Springs, Australia (forthcoming)

2014 In the Folds of Hills, Swanpool Cinema, Swanpool, Australia

2014 In the Folds of Hills, Tap Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2014 In the Folds of Hills, The Field Institute, Melbourne, Australia

2013 Littoral, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane, Australia

2012 Littoral, Colour Factory Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2011 Cuba, Carbon Black Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2008 Light Unseen, Sofitel Melbourne, Australia

 

 

Group exhibitions / events

 

2016 39th Alice Art Prize, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Australia

2016 Fukushima Disaster 5th Anniversary, The Asia Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia

2015 Island - Australia, Photo Ireland Festival, The Copper House, Dublin, Ireland (curated by Claire Monneraye from ACP)

2014 Asia Pacific Photobook Day, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

2014 Lateral/Liminal, Monday Week Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2013 Littoral, Head On Photo Festival, Gallery Eight, Sydney, Australia

2013 Time, Poimena Gallery, Launceston, Australia

2013 Get Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Living Festival, Melbourne, Australia

2012 Littoral (studio show), Paradise Hills Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2012 Cuba (selected works), Somewhere Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2011 Dualscape ‘New Photo’, Subject Matter Art Space, Melbourne, Australia

 

 

Publications

 

2015 10 Lessons from Fukushima. Reducing risks and protecting communities fromnuclear disasters. Fukushima Booklet Publication Committee (cover and p.46 images)

2014 In the Folds of Hills, Pearce Press, Melbourne

2014 IPPNW, Peace and Health Blog, 11 March, Fukushima three years on: A photo essay

2013 Queensland Centre for Photography Catalogue, text by David Broker,
CCAS Director

2013 The Book, ‘Architecture in Australia’

2012 Silvershotz Photographic
Annual Folio

 

 

Prizes

 

2016 39th Alice Prize, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs (highly commended)

2015 Australian Photobook of the Year Awards 2014 (finalist)

 

 

Collections

 

• State Library of Victoria

• Queensland Centre of Photography

 

 

Press

 

2016 ABC News, television interview and online article by Shuba Krishnan, 17th April

2016 News.com.au, article by Debra Killalea, 4th March

2016 The Syndey Morning Herald, article by Daniel Flitton, 28th May

2016 The Age, article by Daniel Flitton,
28th May

2016 The Canberra Times, article by Daniel Flitton, 28th May

2014 ABC Radio National interview on ‘Tony Delroy Nightlife’ 14th May

2014 ABC Radio National interview on ‘Bush Telegraph’ 1st May

2014 ABC Shepparton Radio, interview with Matt Dowling 21st May

2014 The Australian, Arts Guide 29th April

2014 The Age, Arts Feature by Dylan Rainforth 30th April

2014 Australian Photography Magazine, profile feature by Robert Keeley, July Edition

2014 Australian Photography Magazine, online article 8th April

2014 Broadsheet, article by Tobie Brown
28th April

2014 L’oeil de la Photographie, article by Alison Stieven-Taylor 8th May

2014 Photojournalism Now, article by Alison Stieven-Taylor 25th April

2014 Eastside Radio Arts Thursday 89.7FM, interview with Angela Stretch 15th May

2014 Habitus Living, online article
14th April

2014 Urban Light, online feature 1st May

2014 The Field Institute, online feature 1
5th April

2014 Art Blart, exhibition and book preview
8th April

2014 Time Out Melbourne, online feature
8th April

2014 Stock and Land, online article
30th April

2014 The Locavore Edition, online article
8th April

2014 The Big Issue, article by Alan Attwood 23rd May

2013 Art Monthly Australia, March edition
257 p 79

2013 The Mercury, article by Rebecca Fitzgibbon 13th Feb

2013 The Australian, ‘Timing’s Right for this Show’, Justin Burke 10th Feb

2013 Art Blart, by Dr Marcus Bunyan, Melbourne’s Magnificent Eleven 2012 2nd Jan

2012 Art Blart, by Dr Marcus Bunyan Review: ‘Littoral’ 20th May