William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

Art Exhibition coming up at Monash Gallery of Art in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia. Published by Monash Gallery of Art on Monday 10 July 2017. Saturday 14 October 2017 to Sunday 26 November 2017.

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Established by the MGA Foundation in 2006 to promote excellence in photography. The Bowness Photography Prize is open to any Australian photographer, whether amateur or professional, and all genres of photography are eligible, provided that the work has been produced in the last 12 months.

Each year a panel of three judges consider hundreds of entries and curates an exhibition of finalists before settling upon a single winner. This year’s panel consists of Australian architect, art patron and academic Corbett Lyon, artist and educator Dr Susan Fereday, and MGA Senior Curator Stephen Zagala.

While the $30 000 cash prize is highly coveted, the exhibition of finalists also highlights some of the most interesting work being created by photographers today. In this respect, the Bowness Photography Prize has become an important annual survey of contemporary photography in Australia.

Entries are now open: more info