Jesse Marlow wins the 2012 Bowness Photography Non-acquisitive Prize (Monash Gallery of Art)

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Monday 22 October 2012.

Jesse Marlow wins the 2012 Bowness Photography Non-acquisitive Prize (Monash Gallery of Art) image

Australia’s celebrated street photographer Jesse MARLOW has won the $25 000 Bowness Photography Prize for 2012.

Penelope Seidler AM named Marlow the winner of the Bowness Photography Prize in a cocktail party at Monash Gallery of Art on Thursday 4 October 2012. Seidler, Patron of the MGA Foundation and a long-time supporter of the arts with a deep passion of photography, selected the winner with other judges Isobel Crombie, Trent Parke and Shaune Lakin from a field of 42 photographs, currently on display at MGA.

This is the first time a street photographer has won the $25 000 prize. Marlow’s winning photograph Laser vision is an ambiguous and disorientating image of a chance encounter during the photographer’s daily travels around the streets of Melbourne. Marlow said, “contrived photographic shoots and intricately designed set-ups have never interested me. Rather it is the uncertainty of street photography that continues to stimulate. The idea that I can leave the house one morning and come home at the end of the day with a photograph that will be with me forever constantly drives and excites me.”

http://www.mga.org.au/bowness-prize/2012_winner

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