William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

Established in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, the annual non-acquisitive William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize is an initiative of the MGA Foundation. The Bowness Photography Prize has quickly become Australia's most coveted photography prize. It is also one of the country's most open prizes for photography.

Art Exhibition previously on at Monash Gallery of Art in Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 01 September 2016 to Sunday 16 October 2016

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize image

Published by Monash Gallery of Art on Monday 13 June 2016.
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In the past, finalists have included established and emerging photographers, art and commercial photographers. All film-based and digital work from amateurs and professionals is accepted. There are no thematic restrictions.

Judges of the William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize – award-winning filmmaker Fred Schepisi AO, photographer John Gollings AM and MGA Director Kallie Blauhorn – have confirmed the 60 finalists in Australia’s most sought-after photography prize:

Tim Allen, Svetlana Bailey, Charlie Barker, Phaedra Barnes, Elaine Batton, Tom Blachford, Jeremy Blincoe, Tammy Boyce, Rachel Sara Bromberg, Chris Budgeon, Hamish Campbell, Brett Canet-Gibson, Brian Cassey, Stuart Chape, Joe Nigel Coleman, Brian Condron, Jo Cripps, Rebecca Dagnall, Michelle Doherty, Chris Duczynski, Stephen Dupont, Mike Gray, Gregory Hann, David Hempenstall, Kern Hendricks, Peter Hyatt, Peter Izzard, Barry Kearney, Mike Keevers, Todd Kennedy, Christopher Köller, Helga Leunig, Margaret Lim, Ireneusz Luty, Kirsten Lyttle, Art Massey, Mia Mala McDonald & Catherine Tipping, Jacqueline Mitelman, Laura Moore, Stu Morley, Tajette O’halloran, Vicky Papas, Sonia Payes, Kim Percy, Matt Portch, Dasha Riley, Hayley Roberts, Russell Shakespeare, Valerie Sparks, Jeff Steele, Rebekah Stuart, Darren Tan, Hiromi Tango, Ben Thomas, Norberto Tongoy, James Tylor, Michael Warnock, Michael Williams and Melissa Williams-Brown.

Save the date:
Announcement and opening event
Wednesday 7 September