Friday, September 24, 2010

Lee Grant wins the 2010 Bowness Photography Prize

Canberra photographer Lee Grant has won this year's prestigious $25 000 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize at Monash Gallery of Art in Melbourne.

Lee Grant's family portrait Mary with her daughters Aja and Adau, and her granddaughter Nankir is a formal portrait of a Sudanese migrant family set in their home in Canberra.

Established in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, the annual non-acquisitive William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize is an initative of the MGA Foundation. It has quickly become Australia's most important photogaphy prize.

Works by Philip Quirk, Clare Rae and Darren Sylvester received Adobe Honourable Mentions

34 artists have been shortlisted as finalists in the 2010 prize. All 34 works are on display in the exhibition (see them online here).

Get involved by voting in the People's Choice award, with $1000 going to the winning artist and four Crumpler Camera bags up for grabs for the voter.

For more information on this year's prize as well as it's history check out MGA's website

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