On Thursday August 16, many of the brightest minds in the industry gathered in Sydney to determine the finalists of the 2018 SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photographer Award.
Their chosen finalists will be announced on August 29.
Based on the theme “Shoot your dream brief”, this year’s exhibition marks a decade of support to incoming generations of visual creators – placing work directly in front of experts ready to discover and commission new talent.
From 331 entries across Australia, the judges selected 12 overall finalists across four categories to hang in the 2018 SEPA exhibition launched at SUNSTUDIOS Sydney on September 27.
From the top 12, three winners will be announced on the exhibition launch night as judged to be the strongest work across all categories, by all judges.
SEPA 2018 exhibition will hang from September 27 - October 17 in SUNSTUDIOS Sydney Atrium Gallery before travelling to Melbourne. (October 25 - November 15).
Genres often known for being grand and imposing, the imagery of 2019 SEPA Landscape and Architecture finalists is instead gentle, strange and subtle. The judges have selected Debbie Gallulo, Ashley Ludkin and Matt Solomon as three artists with strong perspective on our built and natural environment.
Broncolor is searching for image-makers with exceptional talent and creative vision to name as the new Gen NEXT ambassadors. This year, broncolor has collaborated with SanDisk and G-Technology to offer an enviable suite of products and support for these ambassadors.
The prestigious National Photographic Portrait Prize celebrates Australia's top portrait photography by professionals and aspiring professionals, and we are proud to announce that our very own Stephanie Simcox and Lyndal Irons have been shortlisted as finalists
Victorian photographer Sean Paris caught the eye of our judges and was awarded Highly Commended for his series Melbourne Race Rallies. We caught up with him for more information on his topical, powerful work. Catch the exhibition in Melbourne from November 2.
Pratley’s series of SEPA 2018 portraits grew organically out of encounters in daily life with people, a reminder that people you walk past every day often hold valuable experience. His images are an education in adversity and how to continue on.