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SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photographer Award 2018 Exhibition | Melbourne

SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photographer Award 2018 Exhibition | Melbourne

The 10th annual SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photographer Award celebrates Australia’s next generation of photographic talent with the finalists’ exhibition opening in Melbourne on 2 November.

The milestone 10th year of the Award carries the theme “Shoot your dream commission”, with submissions presented anonymously to 12 judges including leading photo editors, commissioning agents and creative minds across the photographic industry.

Please join us for SEPA which exists to connect early career photographers to industry decision-makers and provides a platform for new talent to be seen and recognised. Finalists and winners will share in $25,000 worth of prizes redeemable through SUNSTUDIOS products and services.



Advertising / Product

  • Louis Molines, Director, Louis & Co
  • Niccola Phillips, Head of Art, M&C Saatchi
  • Paul Bruty, Director, The Glue Society

Fashion / Beauty

  • Emily Woollett, Creative Director, Paper Stone Scissors
  • Jane Robinson, Director, Artboxblack
  • Nicole Bentley, Fashion Photographer (MAP)


  • Shannon Stoddart, Managing Director, The Kitchen Creative
  • Liz Elton, Creative Director, Gourmet Traveller
  • Sarah Norris, Editor, Broadsheet Sydney

Reportage / News

  • ​Carly Earl, Picture Editor, The Guardian
  • Mags King, Managing Picture Editor, Sydney Morning Herald + Australian Financial Review
  • Matthew Abbott, Photojournalist, ABC + Oculi

We are thrilled to announce the 2018 finalists below!

Advertising / Product

  • Charlotte Koch
  • James Thorn
  • Pier Carthew

Fashion / Beauty

  • Carlo Fernandes
  • Mark Morgan - Runner-Up
  • Romon Yang


  • Bonnie Coumbe
  • Daniel Mulheran
  • Jeremy Shaw

News / Reportage

  • Daniel Njegich - Winner
  • Joel Pratley
  • Sean Paris - Highly Commended


$10,000 “Sun Dollars” – to be redeemed on studio hire, equipment rental and limited retail product/services.

Printed folio by Selena at SUNSTUDIOS print.
$2000 "SUN dollars" – to be redeemed on studio hire and equipment rental.

Highly Commended
6-month Treehouse Co-Working Space flexi membership.

All Category Finalists
$500 “SUN dollars” – to be used on studio hire and equipment rental.

Melbourne Opening Night:


6pm - 9pm
2 November 2018

95 Buckhurst Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205

Exhibition continues until November 23.

Featured image © Joel Pratley

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