Almost …

Visited Sydney this week to attend both the “Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize” and the “Head On Portrait Prize” after two of my images – ‘Cyclone’ and ‘Carol – Burns Survivor’ respectively – were selected as finalists.

In each of the photo prizes 40 finalists were chosen (out of many thousands of entries) and it was, indeed, an honour to be amongst the great work on display and in contention.

Nice surprise then, when ‘Cyclone’ (see earlier blog post ‘Moran Prize…’ for the actual image) – was adjudged “Highly Commended” and runner up to Moran Prize winner Jack Atley – who pocketed a cool hundred grand winners cheque! Unfortunately my award cheque was somewhat way smaller than Jacks!

However, both exhibitions are now under way and very much worth a visit – they both contain magic and inspiring images from Australia’s top photographers and photo artists. You can see all the finalists at the Mitchell Galleries, State Library of New South Wales until 26th June for the Morans … and at the Australian Centre for Photography in Oxford Street, Paddington till June 6th for Head On .


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