2004 Nikon Summer Salon. Open entry photomedia exhibition. Opened by andrew McCallum, Product Manager of Nikon Pro Markets.
Featuring recent works by over 300 photomedia artists from across the country, the 2004 Nikon Summer Salon is testament to the ongoing popularity and diversity of contemporary photographic practice.
The Salon's dynamic mix of styles, subjects and mediums recommends it as one of Australia's most significant and well-renowned photographic award exhibitions. Celebrating the latest developments in photomedia practice, the Salon is an annual national event, now in its twelfth year.
An open-entry exhibition and competition, the Salon is supported by leaders in the photographic industry and over $5500 worth of prizes are awarded on opening night to the best entries in ten categories. This year new categories include the People's Choice Award to be voted by Salon visitors and Excellence in the use of a digital camera.
In 2004, the Nikon Summer Salon presents a unique survey of work in analogue and digital photography, video and mixed media. Incorporating a diversity of techniques and themes, the Salon attracts entries from a broad range of artists, from young and emerging practitioners to students, amateurs, and professionals.
Judging panel: Steve Vizard AM (Chairman, President, Council of Trustees, National Gallery of Victoria), Bala Star (Curator, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne), Matthew Sleeth (Photographer) and Naomi Cass (Director, Centre for Contemporary Photography)
Principal sponsor: Nikon
Proudly supported by: Kodak Professional, Polaroid, Power in Numbers, Bond Imaging, Aussie Rentals, Ilford Imaging, Lab X, CPL
2004 Nikon Summer Salon Winners
Excellence in photomedia - $700 Nikon Coolpix 3100 3-megapixel Digital Camera - Marzena Wasikowska, 40 Years of Meetings, Anglican Men?s Group, Grenfell, NSW 2003, type C Print
Excellence in the use of colour - $900 Kodak Professional Film - Louis Porter
Excellence in Polaroid work ?- $410 Polaroid 1200si Camera and Spectra Film - David Marks, Untitled 2004, Polaroid
Excellence in the use of a digital camera - $800 Power In Numbers Digital Accessories - Matt Hoyle Icebergs 'John' 2003, inkjet print
Best work on an environmental theme - $600 Bond Colour Services (excluding film) - Domenico Cozzolino, Untitled (Cityscape) 2004, type C print and David Macleod, Roadhouse 2003, type C print (shared)
Best video/multimedia work - $400 Aussie Commercial Video Rentals Projector Hire - Keely O'Shannessy, Glitch (Art in the Age of Digital Malfunction) 2004, type C print (video stills)
Best digital photomedia work - $400 Ilford Desktop Inkjet Media - Mark Hayward, Vanishing Point No's 1-4 2003, inkjet print
Best urban landscape - $400 Lab X Services - Josh Robenstone, Untitled 2003, silver gelatin print and Malama Gavallas, To Look (At Nothing) With Longing 2003, type C print
Best portrait - $250 CPL Pegasus Printing - Shannon Ghannam, Rakma, Nasra, Asli and Zam Zam - Somali Community, Brisbane 2003, digital print
Winner of the People's Choice Award - $330 Polaroid Digital Camera 3150 3-megapixel - Matt Hoyle
Winning voter drawn from 392 votes - $330 Polaroid Digital Camera 3150 3-megapixel - Sian Thomson
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