Joe Ruckli

From Series : While You Sleep / Revealing the hidden world of nightshift work.

Born in Basel, Switzerland, Joe is a social documentary photographer currently completing a Bachelor of Photography with Honours at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.

Joe has recently completed a project documenting the experiences of working night shifts within occupations otherwise invisible to the broader community. He often finds himself drawn to photographing the theatre and serendipity of everyday life played out in the street and in public spaces. His current project explores the way in which the visual can affectively reveal the residual pain of pivotal past experiences.

In 2010 Joe was the Australasian winner and overall finalist of the Sony World Photography Awards – Student Focus Competition, and recipient of the Queensland Arts Council Photographer for a Year Scholarship the following year.

Joe is the current issue editor of the Australian Photojournalist magazine; an annual non – profit publication that seeks to draw attention to injustices routinely ignored by today’s tired mainstream media, utilizing visual storytelling and documentary practice as a catalyst for social activism.

Joe is based in Brisbane, Australia and is available for freelance work.