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National Photography Prize 2016

National Photography Prize 2016

Tyler Grace
Staring Into the Unknown, 2014
Digital photographic print
Image courtesy of the artist

More than 100 works by 65 established and emerging photographers, which tackled themes of Narrative, Object, Landscape, Portrait, Documentary and Construct.

For the 2016 prize artists included Rex Dupain, son of the iconic Australian photographer Max Dupain, whose work was acquired through the prize 32 years ago and Sam Shmith, the grandson of celebrated portrait and fashion photographer, Athol Shmith.

Work by 2016 finalists has also previously been acquired by MAMA through the National Photography Prize including Polixeni Papapetrou, Petrina Hicks and Bronek Kozka.

Established in 1983, the National Photography Prize is the longest-running photography prize in Australia.

More than 90 works have been acquired by MAMA since the award's inception, adding to and enriching the museum's superb collection of more than 1000 photographic works.

Zoriza Purlija, Lisa Saad, Phillip George, Kane Bonke, Ashleigh Garwood, Jase fale, Joshua Thomas, Werner Hammerstingl, Tess Rice, David-Ashley Kerr, Andrew Pearce, Pippa Samayam, John Immig, Cathy Laundenach

Soyoun Kim, Anne Ferran, Nicole Welch, Georgina Campbell, Tamara Dean, Bonek Kozka, Kylie Esler, Cyrus Tang, Garry moore, Hayley Roberts, Sam Shmith, Ben Simpson, Rex Dupain, Cameron Bent, Clare Rae, Angela Blakely, Christine Ko, Jane Burtin, Deborah Paauwe, Bronwyn Watson, Mark Kimber

Owen Leong, Adam Cawood, Belinda Mason, Robert Hague, Dasha Riley, Alana Hunt, Bridie Gillman, Michael Rayner, Mathew Bird, Phillip Adams, David and Rowand Taylor, Justine Varga, Jamie Holcombe, Honey Log

Prue Stent, Karen Donnelly, Tyler Grace, Cherine Fahd, Chris Orchard, Scott Hartvigsen, Jessie Diblasi, Polinxeni Papapetrou, Maylei Hunt, Danielle Smelter, Matthew Abbott, Petrina Hicks, Cristopher Koller, Michael Cook, Nat Ord, Kailum Graves

Dasha Riley

Girl with a Basket of Fruit, 2016
Digital photograph
Image courtesy of the artist

Michael Cook

Pram, 2016
from the series Mother
inkjet prints on photo rag
Images courtesy Andrew Baker Art Dealer and This is no Fantasy
+ Dianne Tanzer Gallery

Polixeni Papapetrou

Amaranthine, 2016
from the series Eden
Pigment ink prints
Images courtesy the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney

Sam Schmith

Untitled (Kittinger, descent 2), 2015
Pigment prints on rag paper
Image courtesy of the artist

Matthew Bird and Phillip Adams

Freeway, 2015
from the series Brasilia
Lustre digital photographic print on photographic paper
Image courtesy of the artist

National Photography Prize