Capturing the sun

Photographer, Kate Branch launches 40 Years around the sun, a celebration of travel and memories.

28 September 2020


Photographer, Kate Branch, has found a novel way of celebrating her upcoming 40th birthday.  She has created a visual compilation of her favourite sunrises and sunsets from around the globe.

The video art project, entitled 40 Years Around The Sun, features 40 photographs in total, all captured via her Leica camera. The piece will be donated to the Wikimedia Commons Project, so that anyone, anywhere in the world, will be able to access and utilise these photos freely.

Although international travel is still largely off the cards this year, Kate will bring to life her old travel memories with this selection of her best photographic work.

The video begins with her first sunset photo captured in Assisi, Italy, with a disposable camera when she was 18.

The  video of Kate’s  photographic work is a COVID-19 friendly keepsake that reminds us of our global connection through the sun.


“In my life to date, I have been lucky enough to bear witness to 14,600 sunrises and sunsets. As a professional photographer, I have always had a huge fascination for this burning bright orb.”

Kate Branch is a life-long photographer and travel lover who currently resides in Mosman, Sydney, with her husband and two children. She holds two University degrees, a Bachelor (BFA) of Fine Art, of which she majored in Photography, and a Master (MA) of Art Therapy (Fine Art and Psychodynamics).

Alongside her academic background, Kate credits travel for being her ultimate teacher in aiding her appreciation and understanding of art, photography and life.




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