Robert McKechnie

I am an editorial and documentary photographer based in Melbourne, Australia.

After completing a Bachelor of Arts in History and Politics in 2007 I headed to the UK to live and work for 5 years, where my passion for photography was first kindled.
Coming home in 2002 to study, I completed a Diploma of Applied Photography at RMIT TAFE in Melbourne.

Since 2006 I have been working for Leader Newspapers in Melbourne, shooting across most suburbs of Melbourne in this time.

In 2008 I headed overseas for an 8 month journey that took me to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Sth Africa, Mexico, Cuba, Peru and Bolivia. While in Cambodia and Mexico I was commissioned by Marie Stopes International, a not-for-profit sexual and reproductive health care organization, to document their programs in these countries.

I have published a book of images from my travels online. You can order a copy at
As well as Marie Stopes, I have produced commissioned work for Oxfam Australia and Save the Children Australia.

Group Shows:
2004   Sea   LabX Gallery, St Kilda
2004   RMIT Tafe Graduation Show   Eckersleys, Melbourne

Solo Show:
2005   Parades & Paddocks   Leica Gallery, Collingwood

Robert McKechnie