2010 National Photography Prize




About the exhibition

Albury Regional Art Gallery has become a centre for excellence and innovation in photography. Its National Photography Prize has been a biennial event since 1983, when the winners were selected by Gael Newton and Helen Ennis. Among the first works purchased were prints by Max Dupain, Mark Strizic, Richard Woldendorp and Philip Quirk.

With the theme 'Modern Narratives: Photography as Story Teller', the 2010 National Photography Prize explored photography as a construct as opposed to reportage or documentary. While all photography is orchestrated to some degree, the exhibition focused on images with a strongly implied narrative or obvious artifice.

The prize was awarded to Cherine Fahd for 'Hiding', an installation comprising a series of self-portraits taken over 100 days. As the viewer travels with Fahd through the 100 days, the photographs amplify each other to create an innovative modern narrative about having a child.

Guest judge Dr Isobel Crombie also selected for acquisition works by Lloyd Godman and Sam Shmith. The Margaret and John Baker Memorial Award for Emerging Artists went to Tod Anderson Kunert.

The shortlisted finalists were Todd Anderson-Kunert, Vicki Almond, Cath Barcan, Jane Burton, Aurelia Carbone, Patricia Casey, Raimond de Weerdt, Tamara Dean, Kelly-Ann Denton, Cherine Fahd, Megan Evans, Lenore Gee, Silvi Glattauer, Lloyd Godman, Siri Hayes, John Hegerty, Mark Kimber, Ara Andre Kooplian, Bronek Kozka, Cate Long, Peter Luck, Marion Marrison, Olivia Martin-McGuire, Peter Milne, Helen Pynor, Eugenia Raskopoulos, Mark Rogers, Stephen Routledge, Dean Sewell, Sam Shmith, Beverley Veasy, Stephanie Valentin, Bindy Welsh, Julie Williams, Philip Wilson and Christopher Young.

Total Attendance: 3325


  • Opening event and prize announcement.