The Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award is a biennial showcase of contemporary Australian documentary photography. Since the inaugural exhibition in 1997, this event has grown in profile and significance. It represents a unique, national initiative in support of documentary photography, providing a rare opportunity to assess the themes, styles and ideas that characterise this fascinating genre. This year's exhibition demonstrates the breadth of contemporary approaches to documentary practice from traditional black and white narratives through to vibrant colour recordings all of which have been achieved without digital manipulation. Themes range from shocking war imagery through politics, death and the everyday of Australian life.
The winner of the Award, Samantha Everton, was announced on opening night.
Finalists in the Award were Narelle Autio, Paul Blackmore, Nigel Brennan, Rachael Cassells, Andrew Chapman, Nuno da Costa, Simon Cuthbert, Tamara Dean, Melanie Faith Dove, Samantha Everton, Ashley Gilbertson, Philip Gostelow, Jo Grant, Frances Mocnik, Rachel Osborne, David van Royen and Tamara Voninski.
Nuno da Costa
Melanie Faith Dove
David van Royen
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