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– posted by Kerry

Recently Craig Newll was the proud receiver of several photography awards in the international prestigious 2011 Prix de la Photographie Paris competition.

The jury selected winners from 4000 entries from over 85 countries.

Sand - Personal         

Rail Workers - Steam Rail Victoria

Honourable Mention:
Jockeys - Slow Tracks

Official Selection:
Melbourne Airport - John Holland

Official Selection:
 lron Design - Studio Binocular


Kirsten Dickie

– posted by Sally

A couple of weeks ago we featured Kirsten Dickie who won the Sally Brownbill Award at Photography Studies College graduation held at ACMI.

Here are three of her images from her graduating folio.

I can’t wait to work with Kirsten when she gets back from Mexico.

You can look forward to seeing some page layouts towards the end of the year.


2011 AIPP APPA’s round up.

– posted by Sally

Congratulation to all">APPA winners.

Glenn Hester - runner up in the AIPP APPA Architectural Photographer of the Year and

Tom Goldner - Runner up AIPP APPA for documentary photographer of the year.


Jesse Marlow wins First Prize at International Street Photography Awards

– posted by Sally

The first prize winner is Jesse Marlow from Melbourne, Australia who received a trip to London and £1,000 as well
as an Olympus PEN camera and a £100 Blurb voucher.

Jesse Marlow will be in London to collect his award, and he will also lead a one day street photography workshop as part of the festival.

Jesse Marlow is based in Melbourne, Australia. Over the last 12 years he has worked for a range of local and
international magazines, newspapers and commercial clients.

His works are held in public and private collections across Australia.

In 2002, he was the inaugural winner of the Australian Hasselblad X-Pan Masters competition. In 2006 he was selected to participate in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam. Marlow has produced several books himself and in 2010 he was one of 45 street photographers from around the world profiled
in the book Street Photography Now (Thames & Hudson).

He is a member of both the international street photographers collective and Oculi, Australiaʼs leading documentary photography agency. His work is
distributed throughout Europe by Agence Vu.

Read more about the awards.


Ross Calia- Kodak Salon “Best Documentary Image” WINNER.

– posted by Sally

Congratulations to Ross Calia who was awarded the ‘Best Documentary Photograph’ award at the 2011 Kodak Salon for his image ‘The Mechanic’.

Ross also won this award in 2010 for his image ‘Office’.

‘My guess is that it was still daylight when the mechanic left his garage for the day, not realising his office light was still on: I came across this scene after midnight, by which time his ordinarily one-way glass was transformed into a viewing portal for passersby. Best viewed large on the 30 inch print, the detail tells much about the absent subject’.

The Kodak Salon is one of the largest and most renowned photographic award exhibitions in the country, including artists from all around Australia,


“Untangle the Knot” photography competition winner.

– posted by Kerry

The ‘Untangle the Knot’ Competition’ is an extension of ASCA’s annual ‘Forget me Knot’ Day annual campaign in November when Australians are encouraged to show their support for more than two million adult Australian survivors of childhood abuse.  According to ASCA CEO Dr Cathy Kezelman, “We chose a public art competition to encourage thinking, discussion and debate about a challenge faced by more than two million Australian adult survivors and their family, friends and communities. We chose the knot to help explain the struggle or ‘tangle’ survivors encounter as they live with and attempt to overcome the damage inflicted by childhood abuse.

The competition was judged at the Frances Keevil Gallery in Double Bay on Thursday June 9 by Sydney-based art photographer, Mark Tedeschi and Curator of Photography, State Library of NSW, Alan Davies.

David Patston won the competition with his entry of "Matryoshka's Shell" 

"My starting point for “Matryoshka's Shell” was the notion that the emotional or psychological knots that bind us are usually hidden.  I thought that opening up a Matryoshka doll to reveal course, knotted nylon rope snaking over the second doll was an apt metaphor revealing that, just below the outer layer, our tangled knots can be exposed. 

And to realise it into a personal context, I chose to bring the visual element of reflection to the image.  For me it implies an adult’s view back to childhood.   Fond hazy memories of the kind of patterned wallpaper that seem to have covered every wall in every room from my childhood represent an uncluttered, simple place against which to contrast. 

By drawing sharp focus on my subject in such a fuzzy warm place, I hope to suggest that once the hidden knots are clearly seen and identified, it might be possible to untangle them."


PSC Graduation 2010.

– posted by Sally

On Tuesday 28th June I was at ACMI for the PSC graduation of 2010.

This year I sponsored the graduation by offering the Sally Brownbill Award that was won by Kirsten Dickie. Kirsten and I will be working on her folio once she reutuns from Mexico later in the year.
It was a fantastic night and yet again PSC have produced some outstanding students in all areas of photography.
I am honored to be involved with PSC and look forward to a long standing invlolvement in offering the award and wish all 2010 graduates the best for the future.
Here is a list of the award winners on the night along with a pic of Kirsten and I



– posted by Kerry

Deadline extended!! Until midnight TONIGHT!!!.... hurry hurry hurry.  


2011 AIPP APPA’s

– posted by Sally

This years APPA's were held in Sydney. Judging was done over the weekend and

congratulations must go to Jules Tahan for his GOLD (always believe in your soul) award winning image of a sculptor and his works.

My Kerry entered one of her images from her travels in New York( when she abandoned me earlier this year) and won a Silver with distinction.

WOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Give em both a job I say


Congratulations Lucia- 2011 shutterbug finalist.

– posted by Kerry

Congratulations go to Lucia Ondrusova who made it to the top 10 finalist list for the 2011 Shutterbug competition.


CCP documentary award 2011 call for entries.

– posted by Kerry

Check it out photographers.... CCP documentary award 2011. Entries close 20th May so jump to it!


Quill Award “Highly Commended” Jules Tahan.

– posted by Sally


Recently Jules attended the prestigious Quill Awards held at Crown in Melbourne.

Although, Jules's work does is not traditionally stem from a photojournalistic background but he has been working with the highly regarded weekly mag, The Weekly Review shooting covers and features over the past 12 months.

He is known for putting a conceptual spin on his images and this one was no exception. Jules was asked to shoot a features photo of Stephen Linnell, ex Chief of Media for Vic Police. The story was about Stephen taking a new road and leaving the past behind.

Jules explains the difficulty with the original location that was presented so went about in search for an alternative.

After a few laps around the block he found the perfect setting directly under a flight path near Tullamarine Airport.


Competition Congratulations.

– posted by Sally

Our congratulations go to Lachlan Moore and Nigel Clements.


Nigel has been shortlisted for the Olive Cotton Portrait Prize for the work above titled: In the foyer she waits.  

The Olive Cotton Award is a biennial award for excellence in photographic portraiture offering a $20,000 acquisitive major prize and the Director’s Choice purchase awards, of $4,000. The winning and purchased works join the Tweed River Art Gallery’s “Australian Portrait Collection”.

Lachlan received a highly commended at the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize 2011 for his image of Mossman Gorge that we blogged about in March this year.


Mauro Risch nomination at the Hasselblad Masters Award 2010.

– posted by Kerry

For the second year in a row Mauro Risch has received a nomination at the Hasselblad Masters Award.

Mauro is in the running with other 9 photographers from all around the world who are competing in the "Fine Arts" category.

GOOD LUCK MAURO. You have our vote and we have our fingers and toes crossed for you. 


If you would like to vote for the 2010 Hasselblad Master Award go to:


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