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Australian Life 2019

Photography exhibition

Produced by the City of Sydney

Take a journey through fire and serenity with this year’s Australian Life photography prize finalists.

From heart-achingly intimate portraits to sharp observations, the 28 finalist images paint a unique picture of our current juncture in time.

Quiet beauty, fierce energy, drought, excess, defiance and valour – the documented moments represent a multitude of stories that make up Australian Life.

Australian Life is one of Australia’s biggest – and most democratic – photography prizes. For more than 15 years, amateur and professional photographers have submitted their epic and intimate images of Australia.

The finalists, and the $10,000 grand prize winner, were chosen by a panel of professional photographers, artists and curators.

Australian Life is part of Art & About Sydney, an ongoing program of temporary art projects in unusual spaces.

2019 finalists include:

Aaron Chapman
Alan Coligado
Alex Benetel
Alex Vaughan
Alexandra Parker
Amala Groom
Anna Kucera
Antoine Veling
David Smith
Dominic Lorrimer – Grand prize winner
Fiona Wolf
Gary Ramage
George Fetting
James Brickwood
Jesse Marlow
Jessica Lindsay
Joel Pratley
Judith Parrot
Klari Agar
Liz Keene
Marty Walker
Matthew Abbott
Nic Walker
Sally Coggle
Scott Barbour
Tanya Lake
Tom Putt
Tristan Still



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Thursday 19 September to Sunday 13 October 2019



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