Rhonda is magic, like Dorothy in Wizard of Oz, Rhonda would click her boots, and ‘extraordinary’ things would happen to people, elevating them to believe and fulfill their wildest dreams. I am honored to be involved in the Rhonda Wilson Award, in her memory that will champion the ethos and philosophy of her vision.
— Max Kandhola

Max Kandhola, Course Leader of Photography, Nottingham Trent University

Max Kandhola is Course leader of Photography at Nottingham Trent University and a fine art documentary photographer. Max studied photography under John Hodgetts at Bourneville College of Art, followed by First Class BA Hons Degree in Photography, taught by Nick Hedges at Wolverhampton Polytechnic. Kandhola’s approach to his photographic work is philosophical, photography used within a cultural discourse, critically observing and questioning the complexity and relationship of the human condition and the politics of representation. His work over the years has dealt with issues around death and dying, faith, landscape, the diaspora, identity and British boxing. At Nottingham Trent University, Max is responsible for the academic leadership, the design, delivery and content of the curriculum.  

His photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally, The Aura of Boxing at New Art Exchange Nottingham and Format Derby 2014; Flatland A Landscape of Punjab, and Illustration of life, Impressions Gallery Bradford 2010; PhotoInk, Delhi, India 2009 and House of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia 2009. His work is held in major collections, The Deutsche Bank Collection; Government Art Collection UK; Light Work Syracuse New York; Bradford Museum of Photography Film & Television; Walsall Art Gallery; various private individual collections in Europe, USA and India. Max has published 4 monographs, The Aura of Boxing, 2014, Dewi Lewis Publishing; Flatland A Landscape of Punjab 2007, Dewi Lewis Publishing; Illustration of Life, 2003, LightWork NY, Impressions Gallery, Dewi Lewis Publishing;  Autograph Monograph, Peter Max Kandhola, 1996 Autograph ABP.