Rudi Dundas is a photographer focused on social change and environmental issues. She has traveled on horseback into the Tien Shan Mountains in central Asia to photograph wild tulips for Michael Pollan’s film, BOTANY OF DESIRE, as well as to Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, and Indonesia to cover sustainable farming for Peet’s Coffee and US AID, among others. She has also photographed extensively in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and West Bengal for Blue Planet Network’s drinking water issues.
Rudi has exhibited internationally. She worked at the Gobelins in Paris, and in New York City creating tapestries based upon her photographic images. From 1989-1995, she was co-director and owner of a non-profit gallery in Soho in NYC. A past recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Adobe Foundation, she was nominated for a Lucie Award for international photography in 2014. Rudi served on the board of directors of Artforum magazine for 20 years and currently serves on the board of The American Photographic Artists in San Francisco.
Photo by Polly Nimick