Tamara Dean announced as winner of 2018 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award

Published by: Gallery at HOTA | 22-Oct-2018
On Fri 19 Oct, judge Cherie McNair, Director & CEO, Australian Centre for Photography announced Tamara Dean as the recipient of this year's Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award.
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Date: 20 Oct to 25 Nov
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The coveted contemporary photography award offers a cash prize of $25,000 with the winner's work has been acquired by HOTA to join our collection of contemporary Australian photography.

With over 200 outstanding entries and 45 finalists from a diverse range of photographers this year, Tamara Dean captured the win for her work titled, Sacred Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) in Autumn from the series In our Nature 2017 "“ an inkjet print, courtesy of the artist and Martin Browne Contemporary.

Cherie McNair, who judged the 2018 Award, expressed that Tamara's work accurately depicted modern day photography.

Tamara Dean creates work that confirms photography's veracity in the twenty-first century. Collaboration, connection with contemporary issues are coupled with a quiet introspection and exploration of ritual,' she said.

The ambiguous and fluid nature of the medium is used to explore the relationship between humans and the natural world. The work confirms Dean's mastery of the medium, ability to connect with her subject and presents us with a contemplative moment that captures both the dynamism of human movement and the stillness of the landscape.

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,' added Cherie.

This year, an additional $25,000 for acquisitions was also awarded to the following finalists, Abdul Abdullah "“ Delegated risk management from the Weddings series 2017, Tony Albert, David C Collins and Kieran Smythe-Jackson "“ Warakurna Superheroes #5 2017, Kai Wasikowski "“ Realtree #4 2018, and Honey Long and Prue Stent "“ Salt Pool 2018, with their works to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

From performative, playful acts to scenes of social realism, and to the epic scale of the natural world in contrast with urban structures, the 2018 Award was potent with diverse subject matter and photographic techniques.

Diana Warnes, Head of Curatorial Projects commented, The selected entrants for 2018 showcase the breadth of photographic practice in Australia. The Award is a fulsome experience about the possibilities of contemporary photography and a vital platform for photographers of all levels of experience to showcase their work'.

Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2018 Exhibition

See all works by selected 2018 finalists in the free exhibition at Gallery at HOTA until 25 November.

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