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STORIES

FIRST PLACE

Matt Palmer

Photographing during Mount Hotham's largest snowfall of 2020 was an unusually quiet experience, with most of Victoria trapped within the confines of their home. This series documents the emptiness of human-altered spaces that would otherwise be experienced with thousands of people.

(The photographer received written approval from both Government Authorities and Hotham Management to conduct this photography, and did so with Covid Safe protocols in place.)

SECOND PLACE

Clinton Bradbury

West Australian Ballet’s performance of Dracula.

F

Kylie Garner

In a crippling drought, farmers make the devastating decision to sell all livestock - their only source of income - as they can no longer afford to ship in feed and water to keep their stock alive. All they're left with is desperation, despair and debt with a touch of hope that rain will come tomorrow.

FINALISTS

Ken Spence

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Matt Palmer

Cycles of destruction and regrowth, captured over 2 years in Tasmania.

Ilan Wittenberg

Titled 'Faces of Cairo', this collection of portraits offers a glimpse into the lives of the Egyptian people. In January 2020, I visited the ancient city to capture their stories. I present these documentary photographs in monochrome to ensure consistency and flow of the series amidst the chaos and clutter of the busy environment.

David Mierowsky

As you fly south from Kalbarri you see an unusual shade of pink as you approach Hutt Lagoon. The natural shapes and colours of the northern end contrast the man made ponds in the south. Flying over you can't help be amazed by the variety and intensity of the colours. A rare place of beauty indeed.

Selena Rollason

The HMAS Brisbane, a scuttled Navy command whose life above water has ceased. It’s an eerie, ominous world full of strange creatures, dangerous hazards and pitch blackness so heavy you lose all senses. The water is thick and stale, a haze of suspended particles in which life somehow survives. There is no help down here. One must survive on their own. Mental strength alone must prevail until once again you ascend into the light.

Kym Vulling

Love and Sexuality in Isolation (NSFW)

A fine art project spanning the lockdown period in Melbourne, exploring sexual and sensual expression in isolation.

Touching on themes of loneliness, restriction, boredom and the restrained exhibitionist. Captured with a female gaze, through windows, door left ajar, the viewer is forced into the role of the voyeur, the 'peeping tom' subverted, the subject indulging in sensual expression and connection through a moment of daring display.

Selena Rollason

This is a family's first and last memories. Some of the only keepsakes his family with have of him. With 6 stillborn babies born every day in Australia, this very taboo subject (and the photos captured) are helping to raise awareness, fund research, bring healing and improve outcomes for these families and their babies. These moments are so hard to capture and yet so important for the family.

SEMI-FINALISTS

Jean-Marc La Roque

The lonely structures series is based on a collection of images shot in the Australian desert.

I wanted to reflect the desolation and remoteness of the landscape with a form, shape and fabric of the human element. The photographs were taken at midday to accentuate the heat and the harshness of the light giving the audience the feeling of the heated landscape.

This series is still in the making.

Robin Yong

I imagine the year being 1957, when Havana's the world’s fourth most expensive city. 2019, many vintage buildings remain in Havana and people still play and live here. The buildings are old and deteriorated, without signs of recent maintenance. As Castro's era wanes, Cuba’s youth have their doubts, dreams and stories… The country remains a far cry from its heyday, but It's now time to create new memories and histories while revisiting and reevaluating old ones…

Jayne McLean

In a remote Banna tribe village women fight over wanting more whipping sticks, blow horns and sing while dancing and chanting around a symbolic fire. The appointed men check each whipping stick before causing wanted cuts and abrasions to the womens backs. All to celebrate the coming of age ceremony of a young boy who jumps a row of bulls late in the night so he can become a man and now choose his wife.

Sarah Lentz

After a long IVF journey, Darcie and Raquel welcome a baby boy via a maternal assisted c-section. The birthing mother Raquel's hands are placed on baby and doctors guide her in lifting baby out onto her own chest. All while Darcie watches on in awe as their baby is brought into the world, creating a beautiful family of 3.

Franky Tsang

Our dog "Lan Mui" has been with us for the past 10 years. She grew up with our boys and we been through happy and tough times. She just left us last Christmas, one of the saddest days we had in our family.

Robyn Finlayson

On 14/10/20 a wildfire broke out on World Heritage listed K’gari (Fraser Island). It was sparked from an illegal campfire and subsquently swept through more than 80,000 hectares. It burned for more than 2 months.

Hannah Barker

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Louise Grayson

NSW farmer Denis Gascoigne experiences Covid-19 lockdown shortly after enduring years of drought, then bushfires of which had never been witnessed before. Isolated on his property for months, restrictions finally eased allowing neighbours to visit while maintaining social distancing. Conversations often address the urgency for better water conservation and the need for cooperation between people and the land to avoid further tragedy to our natural environment.

Georgia Politis

The father of the bride (main subject in the images) was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in his early forties, 2 yrs ago. Through 2020, his daughter in the image tried to plan the wedding through COVID-19 and her father progressing to end stage MND. Nick lost his ability to speak & could only show emotion through his eyes. This is the first time he saw his daughter. Just 8 weeks later, Nick passed away.

Tebani Slade

Hanging between the past and the present. The times I’ve spent in Barcelona are nothing compared to the shadows it lives in now. Struggling to adapt to a new order, the city fights for its rights. Craving connection, stealing moments to stand outside and feel the sun. Barcelona, a city gone to sleep. Hoping to awaken on better days.

Tebani Slade

The view from my balcony has been different these past weeks. Calling to question a right we often take for granted. As protestors in Catalonia take to the streets, their peaceful force has quickly turned violent as they fight to make their voices heard. While firefighters do their best to battle the flames of a revolution, Catalans won’t rest until freedom is served.

Melissa Hansen

Jaflong Stone Mines.
This series depicts the harsh reality of everyday life as a child / female labourer working in a Bangladeshi stone mine. Yet, despite their situation their dignity and humanity is manifest.

Julie Ewing

The first lockdown was fun, a unique and historical time. The seriousness of COVID-19 had not yet hit.
Neighbourhood families were photographed across their fences, they were happy in their own bubble. They spent more time with family, their pets, and housemates. Neighbours bonded and shared afternoon rituals to break the routine, a wedding celebrated a 20-year union. But for those living alone, a sense of isolation slowly crept in.

Kym Vulling

Love and Sexuality in Isolation (NSFW)

A fine art project spanning the lockdown period in Melbourne, exploring sexual and sensual expression in isolation.

Touching on themes of loneliness, restriction, boredom and the restrained exhibitionist. Captured with a female gaze, through windows, door left ajar, the viewer is forced into the role of the voyeur, the 'peeping tom' subverted, the subject indulging in sensual expression and connection through a moment of daring display.

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