Bowness Prize

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2010

23 September 2010 to 24 October 2010

Canberra photographer Lee Grant won the prestigious $25 000 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2010 at Monash Gallery of Art in Melbourne.

Lee Grant's family portrait Mary with her daughters Aja and Adau, and her granddaughter Nankir is a formal portrait of a Sudanese migrant family set in their home in Canberra.

Established in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, the annual non-acquisitive William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize is an initative of the MGA Foundation. It has quickly become Australia's most important photogaphy prize.

Works by Philip Quirk, Clare Rae and Darren Sylvester received Adobe Honourable Mentions.

Melanie Faith Dove was voted as the winner of the $1 000 Crumpler's People's Choice Award for her work Cowboy kids.

34 artists were shortlisted as finalists in the 2010 prize. All 34 works can be viewed online here.

Judges accomodation kindly provided by Sofitel Hotel Melbourne.

More information on this year's prize as well as it's history is on the Bowness Prize page or through the links below.

Current Exhibitions

  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • Dreaming Mum again
Leah King-Smith

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Fashioning black identity: Africa and the African diaspora
  • Dressing up: clothing and camera
  • The Tucker portraits
  • Portrait of Monash: the ties that bind
  • Not standing still: new approaches in documentary photography

Past Exhibitions

Travelling Exhibitions

  • John Gollings: the history of the built world

Bowness Prize

  • William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2015 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2014 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2013 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2012 Bowness Photography Prize
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2011
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2010
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