Winners of the Australian Photography Awards 2020 are announced
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).
APA was founded in 2015 by Harriet Tarbuck and Tom Goldner both of whom work commercially within the photographic industry and feel passionately about fostering community engagement through the photographic arts.
“APA sets out to celebrate and amplify the important work being made by Australian photographers", explains Tarbuck. "Since our first campaign in 2016, APA has grown to become one of the largest and most celebrated photographic awards in Australia continually pushing the boundaries of creativity, diversity, originality and inclusiveness".
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 11 Pro.