CCP DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

MATTHEW ABBOTT, PAUL BATT, JAMES BRICKWOOD, DARREN CLAYTON, GEORGIA METAXAS, SIMON O'DWYER, ANDREW QUILTY, LEAH ROBERTSON, DEAN SEWELL, LAKI SIDERIS, TOM WILLIAMS, KRYSTLE WRIGHT

Art Exhibition previously on at Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) in Australia.
From Friday 07 August 2009 to Sunday 27 September 2009
Launch Thursday 06 August 2009, 6–8PM

Untitled #2 2008 image

Published by CCP on Monday 10 August 2009.
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The CCP Documentary Photography Award is a biennial showcase of contemporary Australian documentary photography. Since the inaugural exhibition in 1997, this event has grown in profile and significance. It represents a unique, national initiative in support of documentary photography, providing a rare opportunity to assess the themes, styles and ideas that characterise this fascinating genre. This year’s exhibition demonstrates the breadth of contemporary approaches to documentary practice from traditional black and white narratives through to vibrant colour recordings all of which have been achieved without digital manipulation. Themes range from Victoria’s Black Saturday bushfires through to ocean swim racing and portraits of people having their haircut.

Judging Panel: Louise Adler AM CEO and Publisher-in-Chief, Melbourne University Publishing; Naomi Cass Director, Centre for Contemporary Photography; and Stephen Dupont Photographer

The $5,000 Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) prize will be announced on opening night by Sandy Grant, CAL Board Member and Chief Executive of Hardie Grant Publishing.

FREE ARTIST FLOOR TALKS

SATURDAY 8 AUGUST 2009 , 12PM
Join artists Clare Rae, Georgia Metaxas, Simon O’Dwyer, Andrew Quilty, Laki Sideris, Leah Robertson, Anne Ferran and Emil Toonen