SIXTH LEICA/CCP DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD
MICHAEL AMENDOLIA, CARA BOWERMAN, JAMES BRICKWOOD, ANTHONY DAWTON, STEPHEN DUPONT (2), SEAN HOBBS, JESSE MARLOW, NATALIE McCOMAS, MATTHEW NEWTON, LAKI SIDERIS, STEVEN SIEWERT, DOUG SPOWART+VICTORIA COOPER, EMMA THOMSON, TAMARA VONINSKI, TOM WILLIAMS, LISA WILTSE
The Leica/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 shocking war imagery through environmental activism, the 'Aussie schoolies' tradition and the everyday of Australian life. The winner of the Award will be announced on opening night.
Image: Stephen Dupont Chinook Landing 2005