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.
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
Me Biggie’ or Mr
Take My Picture (2006),
the sixth Leica/CCP
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