28 finalists revealed in $10,000 Australian Life annual competition
A total of 28 images have been selected as finalists to be featured in the annual Australian Life photography competition which offers a first prize of $10,000. Organised by the City of Sydney, and part of their year-round Art & About program, images by the finalists are typically exhibited in Sydney's Hyde Park from mid-September, however, COVID-19 lockdown restrictions might see the exhibition appear online only.
A panel of judges, including National Geographic photographer Michaela Skovranova and Magnum Photo Agency member Trent Parke selected the 28 finalist images.
“The variety of images we’ve received really demonstrate the wonderful diversity of Australia’s landscapes and communities – and of the fabulous creativity of so many Australians,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said. “Each of the 28 finalists has captured a beautiful image, each portraying a unique story from many different walks of life. And each one, going beyond the famous and iconic to reveal more about what makes Australia the nation it is today.”
The 28 finalist images, and the stories behind each photograph, will feature in the Australian Life online gallery, curated by photographer Sandy Edwards. The winner will be announced on 16 September.
For the first time, the public can vote in the People’s Choice award, with a $5,000 Olympus photography pack up for grabs.
|Jasmine Poole & Chris Sewell|
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