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Congratulations to Tamara Dean who has taken out the $25,000 acquisitive Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award with her colour photo, Sacred Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) in Autumn from the series In our Nature 2017.

The 2018 award was judged by Cherie McNair, director and CEO of the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney, who chose Dean from a shortlist of 45 finalists.

“Tamara Dean creates work that confirms photography’s veracity in the 21st century. Collaboration and connection with contemporary issues are coupled with a quiet introspection and exploration of ritual,” said McNair of the winning work.

“Dean has a distinctive ability to capture important moments, very much reflective of her career as a photojournalist. This attribute extends into her art practice, imbuing important moments with a Pre- Raphaelite, otherworldly quality.”

Dean’s work will join the permanent collection of Australian photography at the Gallery at HOTA (Home of the Arts) on the Gold Coast.

This year the gallery also acquired works by David C Collins and Kieran Smythe-Jackson, Abdul Abdullah, Tony Albert, and Honey Long and Prue Stent.

Works by all 45 finalists will be displayed in the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2018 Exhibition in the Gallery at HOTA, from 20 October to 25 November.

Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2018 Exhibition
Gallery at HOTA
20 October – 25 November

Art Guide Australia