Leica Award







CCP Documentary Photography Award

The biennial CCP Documentary Photography Award presents a survey of the best contemporary Australian documentary photography in series format. The Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award has provided a regular and unique platform for the exhibition and debate surrounding documentary photography in Australia since 1997.

The sixth Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award was exhibited in Gallery Two and Three at Centre for Contemporary Photography from 7 September until 27 October 2007, and is touring nationally from 2008–2010.

sixth Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award

Sydney-based photojournalist Stephen Dupont won the sixth Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award for his black and white portrait series “Axe Me Biggie” or Mr Take My Picture. Dupont has been awarded a new Leica M8 camera valued at over $10 000.

Stephen Dupont’s series was selected from over 250 entries. Other finalists in the sixth Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award are: Michael Amendolia, James Brickwood, Cara Bowerman, Anthony Dawton, Sean Hobbs, Jesse Marlow, Natalie McComas, Matthew Newton, Laki Sideris, Steven Siewert, Doug Spowart+Victoria Cooper, Emma Thomson, Tamara Voninski, Tom Williams and Lisa Wiltse.

Judges were Head of Photography Studio, School of Art VCA, The University of Melbourne, Christopher Köller, Writer and Assistant Curator/Exhibitions at Monash University Museum of Art, Kyla McFarlane and Curator Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Kelly Gellatly.

Melbourne-based artist Laki Sideris received a honourable mention for his series Beijing Bicycle.

Images: (left) Stephen Dupont ‘Axe Me Biggie’ or Mr Take My Picture (2006),
Winner, sixth Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award

(right) Laki Sideris Beijing Bicycle 12 (2005),
Honourable Mention, sixth Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award

Education resources

PDF Icon Download the sixth Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award: Education Kit PDF 564KB
PDF Icon Download the sixth Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award: Student Response Sheet PDF 132KB
PDF Icon Further information: Leica Artists Speak on Making Their Series PDF 540KB

Tour Dates

25 May - 1 July 2008

Benalla Art Gallery


Bridge St,
Benalla VIC



11 July - 10 August 2008

Devonport Regional Gallery


45 Stewart St,
Devonport TAS



15 August - 19 September 2008

Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania


Invermay Road,
Launceston TAS



03 October - 01 November 2008

Canberra School of Art Gallery, Australian National University


Ellery Crescent,
Acton ACT



08 November -14 December 2008

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery


Cnr Baylis & Morrow Streets,
Wagga Wagga NSW



02 January - 08 February 2009

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre


Corner Bridge and Market Streets,
Muswellbrook NSW



20 February - 20 March 2009

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery


Civic Centre, Cnr Bourke & Church Sts,
Goulburn NSW



02 April - 10 May 2009

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery


531 Ruthven Street,
Toowoomba QLD



22 May - 20 June 2009

Hervey Bay Regional Gallery


161 Old Maryborough Road,
Pialba QLD



09 July - 30 August 2009

New England Regional Art Museum


Kentucky St,
Armidale, NSW



18 September - 01 November 2009

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre


7-27 Snake Gully Drive,
Bundoora VIC



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