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Winners Announced For The Australian Photography Awards

Check out this yr’s winners of the Australian Pictures Awards (APA) and decide for your self what footage you like essentially the most.

Nicole Reed gained greatest Portrait with the picture beneath, Tom Putt gained greatest Panorama, Christopher Hopkins took out the prize for greatest Documentary, Claudia Messenger gained greatest Scholar, Natalya Stone took out the prize for greatest Animal/Wildlife, Cara O’Dowd was awarded the highest Open/Illustrative prize, Pepijn Thijsse acquired the award for greatest Journey/Avenue and Harper Allen gained greatest Junior – 13 and beneath.

Smile by Nicole Reed – the winner within the Portrait class

In 2020, APA acquired 5,800 entries throughout eight classes making this yr the largest yr for entries but.

Tom Putt, Broken River

Damaged River by Tom Putt – the winner within the Panorama class

APA was based in 2015 by inventive collaborators Harriet Tarbuck and Tom Goldner to assist assist and foster neighborhood engagement by means of the photographic arts.  “APA units out to rejoice and amplify the vital work being made by Australian photographers,” stated Harriet.

“Since our first marketing campaign in 2016, APA has grown to change into one of many largest and most celebrated photographic awards in Australia – regularly pushing the boundaries of creativity, range, originality and inclusiveness.”

Harriet Tarbuck

Christoper Hopkins, image
I wish to maintain her hand by Christopher Hopkins – the winner within the Documentary class

APA search to rejoice the quiet, private and infrequently unseen moments which make up our lives. In line with Goldner they’re immensely happy with their historical past in discovering rising expertise and so they pleasure themselves on making pictures accessible no matter expertise or standing. 

“We love seeing authentic work which excels in storytelling, that’s suave and artistic and permits us to see the world from a brand new perspective. Range is paramount to our ethos, this may be discovered within the work we rejoice but in addition all through our committee, inside workforce and our sponsors.”

Tom Goldner

Claudia Messenger, APA, photography
Quarantined for a Dream by Claudia Messenger – the winner within the Scholar class

Together with money prizes APA additionally supply award winners digital camera and lighting kits from their sponsors Nikon Australia, Fujifilm Australia and Kayell. In addition they supply vouchers from Momento Professional so entrants are in a position to self-publish their initiatives into picture books.

Natalya Stone, APA

Invasion by Natalya Stone – the winner within the Animal/Wildlife class

In 2021 APA might be reforming their organisation into the Australian Photographic Collective (APC) with the purpose for APC to change into the supply of creativity for Australian pictures. Together with the work they already do in award recognition and producing biannual publications, they are going to be extending an thrilling instructional program designed for each rising artists and practising professionals. 

“We see this as a unbelievable alternative to work alongside our committee and the unbelievable photographers we already collaborate with,” stated Goldner. “The tutorial program will embody portfolio critiques and mentorship applications designed to assist photographers discover that means of their work and totally develop their concepts. We can even be launching a inventive listing for photographic initiatives and photographers. Lastly, although APC we might be partnering with organisations, festivals and establishments throughout Australia as a good useful resource for photographers to seek out invaluable alternatives past our operation.”

Cara O'Dowd, photography

We’re Ladies by Cara O’Dowd – the winner within the Open/Illustrative class

Tom Goldner and Harriet Tarbuck are additionally the co-founders of Tales.Launched in 2020, Tales is a brand new initiative designed to rejoice long-form photographic narratives and units out to find, promote and amplify the vital work being made by Australian photographers. 

Pepijn Thijsse, APA
Within the Cloud by Pepijn Thijsse – the winner within the Journey/Avenue class

Tom Goldner defined, “In Tales we name for collection based mostly work and picture essays exploring conventional, suave and new modes of storytelling. Three winners obtain options within the APC Tales Journal together with 30 shortlisted Tales. Together with the publication alternatives, winners will obtain money, digital camera kits from Nikon Australia and vouchers from Momento Professional.”

Tales 2021 might be launching on 1 March 2021. 

Harper Allen, APA
Give up to the Calming Waters by Harper Allen – the winner within the Junior, beneath 13 class

Image credit

Smile by Nicole Reed – the winner within the Portrait class

Damaged River by Tom Putt – the winner within the Panorama class

I wish to maintain her hand by Christopher Hopkins – the winner within the Documentary class

Quarantined for a Dream by Claudia Messenger – the winner within the Scholar class

Invasion by Natalya Stone – the winner within the Animal/Wildlife class

We’re Ladies by Cara O’Dowd – the winner within the Open/Illustrative class

Within the Cloud by Pepijn Thijsse – the winner within the Journey/Avenue class

Give up to the Calming Waters by Harper Allen – the winner within the Junior, beneath 13 class

For extra data on the Australian Pictures Awards go to: https://www.australianphotographyawards.com.au 

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