Rita is a half Korean/German and a multi-awarded international photographer; living at the northern beaches in Sydney . When home from traveling, she looks after her trusted clientele as a Physiotherapist/Osteopath or shares her stories of adventures with exhibitions or lectures.
Rita’s great passion is capturing the beauty of this blue planet mostly with marine wildlife in it. Rita published a book ‘Tears of the Sea’ about her incredible 7 weeks away on a sailing yacht photographing Antarctica from above and underneath.
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Rita enjoys working with charitable organisations foremost to spread awareness and to help keep our oceans clean and protect the life they hold. Being from Germany with no ocean in sight she is over the moon to be able to have found her passion in photographing the ocean and wildlife.
2019 National Geographic, Travel photographer Peoples choice , Crabeater splitshot-ntarctica
2019 Semi finalist, Windland Smith Rice award
2018 Epson Award Silver ‘CrabEater’, Antarctica
2018 Epson Award Silver ‘Bubbles’, NSW Australia
2017 Epson Pano Awards Gold with 'Freedom', Tonga
2017 Carolyn Mitchum Award Winner 2nd Place 'Freedom', Tonga
2017 Published in the National Geographic Magazine 'Take a Bow', Tonga
2016 National Geographic Pristine seas Assignment winner 'Sleeping Beauty',Tonga
2015 Australian Marine Conservation Society’s Amazing Oceans Photographer of the Year Runner up
Featured work: The Huffington Post, The Weekend Australian, Heart of the Nation, The Guardian, The Washington post, MyModernMet.com, The Daily Telegraph, The Morning Show channel 7, The Daily Edition Channel 7, Weekend Today Show Channel 9, Fubiz.com, Herald Sun
20 images displayed in Paris, Saint-Denis • France, Europeans largest LED screen 12x8m in 2017
2016/17 national TV Ch 7 and Ch 9, Morning show
2015 Australian Marine Conservation Society’s Amazing Oceans Photographer of the Year competition
2016 National Geographic Pristine Assignment winners , 'Sleeping Beauty'
2017 National Geographic Magazine 'Take a Bow'
Rita free diving through swallows cave in Tonga. Go to media if you like to see more of her.