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Australian Photography Awards 2020
We Are Women by Cara O'Dowd. Winner of the Open/Illustrative category of the Australian Photography Awards 2020 (Image credit: Cara O'Dowd/Australian Photography Awards 2020)

With more entries than ever before, the Australian Photography Awards (APA) have announced the winners of this year’s awards. With eight different categories, some 5,800 entries were submitted - a 30% increase on the previous year.

 The winners are Nicole Reed (Portrait), Tom Putt (Landscape), Christopher Hopkins (Documentary), Claudia Messenger (Student), Natalya Stone (Animal/Wildlife), Cara O’Dowd (Open/Illustrative),Pepijn Thijsse (Travel/Street) and Harper Allen (Junior – 13 and under).

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.