Exposure Exhibition launched at ACU Melbourne Gallery
Published: Wednesday 5th July 2017
The Exposure Exhibition first prize was awarded to Lynette Letic (Queensland College of Art) for her portrait, Catherine.
ACU Melbourne Gallery was proud to launch the Exposure Photography Prize and Exhibition on 13 June.
An initiative of BVAD photography lecturer, Todd Johnson, the Exposure Showcase and juried prize recognises and celebrates exemplary work made by tertiary photographer students from across Australia.
Todd hopes Exposure will “provide outstanding student photographers with opportunities to network, exhibit and reach much larger and diverse viewing audiences, both online and within a formal gallery space”.
Twenty outstanding finalists were selected from a field of nearly 300 submissions with works highlighting the most innovative, exciting and sophisticated student photography with emphasis on risk-taking and experimentation.
Works were judged by Associate Professor Catherine Bell – ACU Gallery Director and Visual Arts Lecturer, Heidi Romano – photographer, Director of Photobook Melbourne and Unless you Will, and Naomi Cass – Director of the Centre for Contemporary Photography.
The following prizes were awarded:
First prize for Best ‘in camera photography’ was awarded to Lynette Letic (Queensland College of Art) for her arresting portrait Catherine. $500 printing voucher at Colour Factory and $250 cash.
Second prize for Best Composition was awarded to Sophie Gabrielle (Photography Studies College), Blankspace.
Third rize for most innovative photo was awarded to Lucy Foster (VCA), Hand for Gladness.
Honorable mention – to Guy Grabowsky (VCA), Untitled
Associate Professor Catherine Bell also announced at the opening a solo exhibition at the ACU Gallery in 2018 to Sinead Kennedy for her photographic social justice project To set fire to the sea which explores Australia’s policy of mandatory immigration detention.
Exposure was open 14 – 27 June, ACU Gallery-26 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.
For more information on Exposure and details on how tertiary photography students can enter the forthcoming exhibition at Sally Walker Gallery, Geelong, please visit www.exposurephoto.net/prize