Dr Les Walkling is an artist, educator and consultant. He studied science and philosophy before turning to fine art photography in 1975 and receiving numerous Australia Council Arts grants. His work is held in public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of NSW, the National Gallery of Victoria. Les is the former Program Director of Media Arts at RMIT University, and Senior Research Fellow and Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant recipient in the School of Art. He is a founding board member of the Centre for Contemporary Photography (Melbourne), Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, global R&D ambassador for the photographic industry, a leading provider of photographic education, and digitisation consultant to Australia’s cultural institutions. Les also serves on numerous cultural advisory and management boards including the Monash Gallery of Art.