I was very excited to find out in June that I had become a finalist in the 2012 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, the world’s wealthiest art prize. Selected from 330,409 entries across both the painting and photography category’s, my image became one of the top forty finalists in the photographic prize.
It has been such an honour to have been selected as a finalist. For all the blood, sweat and tears that went into the making of this project about Harold Martin, (there was an incredible amount of all three! A lot of sweat and tears from me, a lot of blood from Harold) to have one of the images from the project recognised has been the greatest achievement in my career to date.
I highly suggest you take a look over at the Moran Prizes website to see the amazing talent there is in Australia.
The Moran Prizes exhibition goes on tour nationally around Australia. The first exhibition started in Sydney on July 25, 2012 at 13-15 Bridge Street for a duration of 12 weeks, before it hits the road. If any of you go to the exhibitions, can you please take a photo of my image and send to me pretty please? :) Im not sure I will make it back to Australia in time to see it.
The image that became a finalist was the following – titled : “A 95 Year Old Australian P.O.W. Survivor Holds Up A Portrait Of Himself Taken 72 Years Ago”. You can learn about my project on Harold Martin in this post.