National Photography Prize

Saturday 25 May 2024 to Sunday 01 September 2024 (DAILY event)

Overview

Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) presents the National Photography Prize. Every two years the National Photography Prize offers an opportunity to consider the vital role of photography in…

Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) presents the National Photography Prize.

Every two years the National Photography Prize offers an opportunity to consider the vital role of photography in contemporary art in Australia. The National Photography Prize brings together artists from across Australia who are developing and challenging photographic language and techniques.

Generously supported by the MAMA Art Foundation, the National Photography Prize offers an AUD30,000 acquisitive first prize, the AUD5000 John and Margaret Baker Fellowship for an emerging practitioner, and further supports several artists through focused acquisitions.

The Prize provides a forum for artists working with photography to present cohesive selections of work, or works in series, offering a depth of critical reflection that recognises the complexities and nuances of the history of the photograph and its contemporary manifestation.

In consideration of the medium's fluid history, the National Photography Prize encourages artists working across all areas of the photographic field to enter. This includes artists working in traditional forms of light-based, chemical production through to those dealing with hybrid and expanded fields of photography and image making.

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