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With millions of images bombarding us every day, wouldn’t it be nice to stand out from the crowd?

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Leave the rest behind when you develop your skills and creativity at Australia's NUMBER ONE  photography college located in Southbank just 5 minutes walk from Flinders St station with parking opposite.

Immerse yourself in landscape, portrait, still life and creative expression.

Learn professional digital workflow and develop friendships and networks with other like-minded people.

Our mid-year part-time courses are filling fast.

Apply now!

Call (03) 9682 3191 or email


Exhibition Submissions for Head On Photo Festival 2019 opening soon

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Start getting your proposals ready.

HEAD ON will shortly be calling for photographers/curators/galleries to submit work for inclusion in Head On Photo Festival 2019, Australia’s leading photography festival and a highlight on the global arts calendar.


Head On Photo Festival Turn 10 Next Year!

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Head On Photo Festival turns 10 next year! Have your say and help them celebrate. What do you want to see in Head On Photo Festival 2019?

The 9th festival has been our best ever, judging from the huge number of visitors, the media coverage and the comments they received.

They would love to hear your feedback so they can get even better results next year. Please give them 5 minutes of your time and they will do our best to deliver.

Have your say here.


FOTO L!VE 2018 - Amazing speakers. Inspiring content. Get your Early Bird tickets now.

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FOTO L!VE is a unique opportunity to get face-to-face with eight inspiring photographers and learn the secrets of their success.
Whether you want to improve your shooting and editing skills; turn your photo business into a lean, mean money-making machine; or get hands-on with the latest gear; FOTO L!VE has something for photographers of all levels.

PLUS go in the draw to WIN more than $7500 worth of awesome gear, simply by buying a ticket! Check out all the amazing prizes they are giving away on the day.

Sunday, 5th August 2018
Monkey Baa, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

For more info Click Here







What is Photojournalism?

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Photojournalism is, as the name suggests, photographic reportage. It is the visual reporting of current events for publication in newspapers, magazines and on the Internet. It is about telling a story with one image or a series of photographs, usually accompanied by text. The photographer’s brief: the photograph(s) must capture and reflect a person, place or event as presented. Photojournalists must take responsibility for conveying the subject matter of their images factually.

Read More Here


CALL FOR ENTRIES: William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

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Entries open: Wednesday 30 May – 11 July 2018

In 2005 the MGA Foundation was established with the aim of supporting MGA and its significant collection. At the time, Bill Bowness was Chair of the Board, and, under his leadership, the Board and the newly constituted Foundation soon recognised the importance of providing a platform for contemporary Australian photographers to showcase their work, which would simultaneously raise the profile of MGA and its unique commitment to photographic art. The following year the MGA Foundation launched the inaugural William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize to promote excellence in photography across all photographic media and stylistic genres by both established and emerging artists with work produced within the last year.

The prize has become an important survey of contemporary photographic practice and one of the most prestigious prizes in the country, providing Australian photographers with the opportunity to exhibit at one of Australia's leading public galleries. 2017 saw two exciting developments with the prize becoming acquisitive and the cash prize awarded to the winner increased to $30,000 to ensure that the prize continues to provide a significant boost to a photographer’s career.

Anouska Phizacklea, MGA Director commented that ‘As the only public institution dedicated to the collection and promotion of Australian photography, MGA holds a special place in the nation’s network of art galleries and museums. The Bowness Photography Prize plays an important part in MGA’s role as ‘the Australian home of photography’, one that recognises exemplary work and champions Australian photographic artists. The Bowness Photography Prize has been providing a platform for artists at all stages stage of their career, promoting and creating greater awareness of their practice. The Prize creates an amazing and unique snapshot of what is going on within the contemporary photographic practice in Australia today.’

Whether emerging or established and regardless of genre or subject matter, artists recognise the impact the prize has had on their careers. Pat Brassington (2013) commented that although her ‘career was fairly well grounded at that time the challenge never fades and self-doubt is never far away so the win lifted my confidence and strengthened my resolve to continue pursuing an experimental practice.’ Petrina Hicks (2014) commented that the prize ‘had a strong impact on my career, as it garnered attention and greater respect for my work.’

Polixeni Papapetrou, one of Australia’s most celebrated artists, sadly passed away earlier this year after a long battle with cancer. She was awarded the 2017 Bowness Photography Prize and upon receiving the prize commented that ‘I am so delighted to receive the Bowness Photography Prize and to enter the circle of artists who have won in the past… For me, the crowning thrill comes with knowing that the Bowness Photography Prize is now an acquisitive prize, which means that my work ‘Delphi’ now belongs to the MGA Collection. For my works to belong to this historically crucial institution is a great honour that fills me with pride and gratitude.’

Image: Polixeni PAPAPETROU Delphi  2016 from the series Eden pigment ink-jet print 127.5 x 85.0 cm
Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection donated by MGA Foundation 2017 MGA 2017.62
courtesy of the Estate of Polixeni Papapetrou and Michael Reid (Sydney + Berlin)

Important dates

Entries open | Wednesday 30 May – 11 July 2018
Finalists announced | Friday 10 August 2018
Exhibition dates | 29 September – 18 November 2018
Winner announcement | Thursday 11 October 2018

Introducing the 2018 Judging panel:

Dr Michael Brand joined the Art Gallery of NSW as director in June 2012. Prior to his appointment, he was consulting director of the new Aga Khan Museum in Toronto while it was under construction. From 2005 to 2010, Dr Brand was director of the J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, leading both the Getty Center and Getty Villa sites and establishing its new Center for Photography. Previously, he was director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond from 2000 to 2005; assistant director, curatorial and collection development, at the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane from 1996 to 2000; curator of Asian art at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra from 1988 to 1996; and co-director of the Smithsonian Institution Mughal Garden Project in Lahore, Pakistan from 1988 to 1993.

Dr Brand currently serves on the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Art Museums and the International Advisory Board of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. He is a past member of the Governing Board of the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

Anouska Phizacklea (BA (hons), MA, MCom, CPA, GAICD) is Director of Monash Gallery of Art (MGA). She has expertise across the visual, decorative and literary arts as well finance and organisational development, with Masters Degrees in both Fine Arts and Commerce. She has held senior management positions at leading Victorian public institutions, Heide Museum of Modern Art and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), and worked for many years in art research and valuations in galleries and auction houses in Melbourne and London.

David Rosetzky is a Melbourne based artist with an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to art making. Often working with practitioners from the fields of theatre, dance, and film – he creates videos, installations and photographic works in which identity is intimately observed. With an extensive exhibition history both in Australia and overseas, Rosetzky’s ‘Portrait of Cate Blanchett‘ (2008) was exhibited in The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video at the International Centre for Photography in New York. In 2005 he was awarded the Anne Landa Award for the Moving Image. David’s solo projects include Composite Images (2018) at Sutton Gallery, Melbourne and Gaps (2015) co-commissioned by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne and Carriageworks, Sydney. In 2014 the Centre for Contemporary Photography curated the survey exhibition True Self: David Rosetzky Selected works, which toured nationally. His works are held in numerous collections in Australia including National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, The Buxton Collection and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

Previous Bowness Photography Prize winners:

2017 Polixeni Papapetrou
2016 Valerie Sparks
2015 Joseph McGlennon
2014 Petrina Hicks
2013 Pat Brassington
2012 Jesse Marlow
2011 Jacky Redgate
2010 Lee Grant
2009 Paul Knight
2008 Nat Thomas & Concertina Inserra
2007 Ray Cook
2006 Kathy Mackey


Joseph McGLENNON Florilegium #1  2014 from the series Florilegium.
Pigment ink-jet print 127.0 x 100.0 cm Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection.
Courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid (Sydney + Berlin).

Petrina HICKS Venus  2013 from the series The shadows.
Pigment ink-jet print 100.0 x 100.0 cm Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection.
Courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid (Sydney + Berlin).

Pat BRASSINGTON Shadow boxer  2013 from the series Quill.
Pigment ink-jet print 72.0 x 50.0 cm Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection.
Courtesy of the artist, ARC ONE Gallery (Melbourne).

High-resolution images of past winners here.
Interviews are available on request.


Auckland Festival of Photography

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Auckland Festival of Photography is NZ's premium international photography festival.

It brings together photographers, curators, students, amateurs and professionals with the aim of encouraging the public to celebrate the art of photography.

Twenty-three days of photography and 110 events and exhibitions in 60 venues across the entire Auckland region.

For more information, check it out through

Elena is By Alex Plumb from the new work he has been commissioned for Los Creadores is from new photobook 'Laberinto' by Alejandro Chaskielberg.


Calling Out Assistants!

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Are you are an Assistant looking for more work?
I'd love to hear from you.

The features a dedicated section for Assistants to feature their own profile.

Please click here to view the profiles of assistants currently available for assisting.
There are a wide variety of skill sets, talents, and interests that can be viewed on each of the Assistants profiles. The one thing they all have in common is that they are lovely people, hungry to work and ready to go.

How to get listed.

To have a profile on The Brownbil Effect Assistants section is just $250 plus GST for the year.

Please call me on 0403 302 831 or apply directly via the website.



FOTOL!VE 2018 is here!

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FOTO L!VE is a unique opportunity to get face-to-face with eight inspiring photographers and learn the secrets of their success.

Whether you want to improve your shooting and editing skills; turn your photo business into a lean, mean money-making machine; or get hands-on with the latest gear; FOTO L!VE has something for photographers of all levels.

Tickets start at just $99. Register here:

When: Sunday, 5 August 2018
Where: Monkey Baa, Darling Harbour, Sydney
Tickets: Early bird tickets available now until June 29, 2018
Full day: $169 – includes Australian Photography L!VE (morning) and Capture L!VE (afternoon)
Half day: $99 – choose Australian Photography L!VE (morning) or Capture L!VE (afternoon)



National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

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The National Photographic Portrait Prize is an annual event intended to promote the very best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australian photographers.

The exhibition of 43 portraits will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery from Saturday 24 March until Sunday 17 June 2018.

The winner of the 2018 National Photographic Portrait Prize is Lee Grant for her portrait of Charlie.

Highly Commended: Filomena Rizzo, My Olivia.

Art Handlers’ Award: Stephanie Simcox, Joey.

Now it is over to you to vote for your favourite portrait! The People’s Choice Award closes on 4 June 2018.

For more info - check out


Bursting With Colour

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TBE Gold Member, Greg Elms, features a double page spread in Gourmet Traveller from his India trip last March. This captivating image is from "the Holi Festival in Banke Bihari Temple, Vrindavan, where thousands of worshipers gather to celebrate the first day of spring by throwing coloured powder over each other and rubbing it on their faces". For more imagery of Greg's great work, pick up a copy of Gourmet Traveller today.


Head On Photo Awards Winners 2018

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The winners of the Head On Photo Awards, Australia’s most prestigious photography competition, were announced by the Minister for the Arts in front of more than 2000 people on Friday 4th May. The winners share a prize pool worth  $60,000!

If you are in Sydney, check out the Finalists Exhibitions:

Portrait Prize: Festival Hub Paddington Town Hall 5-20 May 10-6pm
Landscape Prize: New South Wales Parlament House 7-24 May Mon-Fri till 5pm
Mobile Prize: Festival Hub Paddington Town Hall 5-20 May 10-6pm
Student Prize: Paddington Reservoir Gardens 5-20 May8-6pm

To see all the winning images check here  :)



Who is Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographer 2018?

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Who is Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographer 2018? We can now finally reveal the winner of our annual contest to discover the next generation of the best emerging talent across the region.

Now in its 10th year, in 2018 the competition attracted a total of 924 entries (5,544 images submitted) across the 10 categories. In order to arrive at the category winners, a total of 460 votes were tallied, before being checked, rechecked, and then weighted. A further 170 votes were tallied in order to arrive at the overall winner and overall runner-up. We relied on an expert panel of judges comprising 35 top industry experts from Australia, and around the globe.



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A single day, jam-packed with experts across Australian and international photography who share their passions through presentations and thought-provoking discussions to inform and inspire.

When: Sunday 6th May

Further info:

The Brownbill Effect price: $175
Coupon: Brownbill


A Darkroom Dinner with the MGA

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Natasha Bowness, Chair of MGA Committee of Management and Anouska Phizacklea, Director of MGA invite you to MGA’s

Darkroom Dinner

Saturday 2 June 2018
7pm until late
Monash Gallery of Art
The Australian home of photography
860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill

Black tie with a touch of purple

Celebrate philanthropy and share our passion for photography.

Dine and be entertained amidst MGA’s collection as we auction stunning photographs, must-have delights and enchanting experiences.

Strictly limited tickets now available and can be booked online.

MGA relies on the generosity of the community. Proceeds from the Darkroom Dinner will support our exhibition program.

For all inquiries please contact

IMAGE: David ROSETZKY, Karlo  2017, gelatin silver print, 58.5 x 48.0 cm, courtesy of the artist and Sutton Gallery (Melbourne)

860 Ferntree Gully Road
Wheelers Hill Victoria 3150 Australia Phone +61 3 8544 0500

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