Australian Photography Awards winners show the beauty and weirdness of the time that we live in

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© Christopher Hopkins/Australian Photographer of the Year

Australian Photography Awards (APA) recognizes and celebrates Australian photographers and their work. This year’s winners have just been announced, and it’s a truly wonderful collection of images. They show us the touching, difficult, but also the beautiful side of living in this world at this time.

“In 2020 we received 5,800 entries across our 8 categories making this year the biggest and most diverse celebration of Australian photography yet,” said Tom Goldner, APA co-founder. It’s interesting that APA doesn’t select an overall winner, but there are category winners in these eight categories:

  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Documentary
  • Student
  • Animal/Wildlife
  • Open/Illustrative
  • Travel/Street
  • Junior – 13 and under

The contest focuses on original, artful, and creative work. They say that it’s not just about the technical quality, but more about “soulful photography” which has an important message that reflects our current times or reminds us of important events and movements in history. And this is exactly what the winning photos are like.

Other than winners, APA also awards second and third place winners in each of the categories Take a look at the rest of category winners below, and find more info on APA’s website and Photo Publicity.

Portrait

© Nicole Reed/Australian Photographer of the Year, winner

© Alison Stewart/Australian Photographer of the Year, second place

© Glenn Hunt/Australian Photographer of the Year, third place

Landscape

© Tom Putt/Australian Photographer of the Year, winner

© Samuel Markham/Australian Photographer of the Year, second place

© Warren Keelan/Australian Photographer of the Year, third place

Documentary

© Christopher Hopkins/Australian Photographer of the Year, winner

© Isabella Melody/Australian Photographer of the Year, second place

© Rachael Tagg/Australian Photographer of the Year, third place

Student

© Claudia Messenger/Australian Photographer of the Year, winner

© Luke David/Australian Photographer of the Year, second place

© Charlie Barker/Australian Photographer of the Year, third place

Animal/Wildlife

© Natalya Stone/Australian Photographer of the Year, winner

© Lewis Burnett/Australian Photographer of the Year, second place

© Emilie Ledwidge/Australian Photographer of the Year, third place

Open/Illustrative

© Cara O’Dowd/Australian Photographer of the Year, winner

© Farley Webb/Australian Photographer of the Year, second place

© Tony Hewitt/Australian Photographer of the Year, third place

Travel/Street

© Pepijn Thijsse/Australian Photographer of the Year, winner

© Mark Davidson/Australian Photographer of the Year, second place

© Renata Filippi/Australian Photographer of the Year, third place

Junior – 13 and under

© Harper Allen/Australian Photographer of the Year, winner

© Lola Star Everett/Australian Photographer of the Year, second place

© Jamie Wilson/Australian Photographer of the Year, third place

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