National Photography Prize 2022 Finalists Announced
04 November 2021
Murray Art Museum Albury is thrilled to announce the 12 finalists in the National Photography Prize 2022.
With a $30,000 first prize, and a $5,000 fellowship for an emerging artist, the Prize presents the work of leading Australian artists who push and extend the medium of photography, often in surprising ways.
The finalist selection panel comprised of Ellie Buttrose, Curator, Contemporary Australian Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Brisbane; Hayley Millar Baker artist and winner of the John & Margaret Baker Memorial Fellowship, National Photography Prize 2020; and Michael Moran, Curator Murray Art Museum Albury. The panel noted that the finalists represent the breadth of Australian photographic practice and its contemporary concerns.
The finalist’s practices cover First Nations relationships to Country and storytelling, personal histories, families, communities and languages, environmental and climate action, the history of photography and agitations for the medium’s future.
Caitlin E. Littlewood
The finalist exhibition will present a selection of works by each artist, allowing visitors to develop a deeper appreciation for each artist’s practice.
The winner will be announced at the exhibition opening on Friday 25 February 2022 by judge Hany Armanious, acclaimed artist and Head of Sculpture National Art School, Sydney.
The National Photography Prize is a biennial prize supported by the MAMA Art Foundation. As the oldest acquisitive photography prize in Australia, it has long been an indicator of developments in Australian photographic practice and has been instrumental in building MAMA’s strong photography collection.