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Joseph McGLENNON Florilegium #1 2014 from the series Florilegium Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid (Sydney)

Bowness Photography Prize celebrating 15 years + Not standing still: new approaches in documentary photography | Exhibitions now open 

Photography Prize celebrates 15 years

William and Winifred Bowness

20 February – 7 March 

Photo 2021 festival


To celebrate 15 years of the Bowness Photography Prize MGA has partnered with Smith & Singer to showcase the 15 previous recipients during PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography. 

Established in 2006 the annual Bowness Photography Prize reveals artists’ continued fascination with exploring and pushing the boundaries of the photographic medium, embracing its capacity to explore a diversity of voices and perspectives.  

The exhibition showcases work by the following artists: 

Kathy Mackey, Ray Cook, Nat Thomas & Concertina Inserra, Paul Knight, Lee Grant, Jacky Redgate, Jesse Marlow, Pat Brassington, Petrina Hicks, Joseph McGlennon, Valerie Sparks, Polixeni Papapetrou, Hoda Afshar, Katrin Koenning and Christian Thompson

14–16 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm

Discover the prize winning works at Smith & Singer throughout theFollow Link

Zhang KECHUN 'A giant Buddha’s face in a coal yard, Ningxia' (2011)
Zhang KECHUN A giant Buddha’s face in a coal yard, Ningxia  2011 from the series The Yellow River  2010–12 courtesy of the artist

Not standing still: new approaches
in documentary photography

Launch this Sunday 21 February

20 February – 16 May 

We are pleased to confirm that the launch of our upcoming exhibition Not standing still: new approaches in documentary photography will proceed as planned, with the exhibition open to the public from Saturday 20 February.

Presented as part of PHOTO 2021 International Photography Festival, this exhibition brings together artists from 13 different countries to explore the ever changing edges of documentary photography.

Artists: Mathieu Asselin (FR/VE), Broomberg and Chanarin (ZA/UK), Cristina De Middel (ES), Laura El-Tantawy (UK/EG), Yoshikatsu Fujii (JP), Ashley Gilbertson (AU), Gauri Gill and Rajesh Vangad (IN/IN), Zhang Kechun (CN), Dana Lixenberg (NL), Max Pinckers (BE), Raphaela Rosella (AU), Alec Soth (US), James Tylor (AU)

Curators: Daniel Boetker-Smith (AU) and Pippa Milne (NZ), MGA Senior Curator Associate Curator: Gareth Syvret (JE/AU)

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