Sam and Chook Make Semis …

Well … certainly not the hundred grand first prize (arguably the Worlds’ richest photographic prize) … nor even the two thousand buck runners up cheque like last year – but – just a leetle pat on the back in the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize.

Two of my images – “Sam the Barber” and “The Legacy of Chook” – have just been selected as semi-finalists in the prestigious awards this year. Not up to the standard of the past two years with consecutive finalist selections – but rewarding nevertheless.

The Moran is an immense and most sought after award and it attracts a monumental amount of entries of a stunning standard on the theme “Contemporary Life in Australia” with an emphasis on Australians going about their day-to-day lives within their environment.

I wish the finalists all the best and look forward to the announcement of the winning $100,000 recipient in Sydney mid July.

My two selected semi-finalists entries – “Sam the Barber” and “The Legacy of Chook”- are reproduced below …

© images Brian Cassey