WINNER OF THE 2017 MAGGIE DIAZ PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE FOR WOMEN ANNOUNCED
The Prize is supported by Melbourne Television Director, Tony Rogers (‘Wilfred’) and Producer Jason Byrne (Guilty Content). “In 2015 Kylie Greer, the Director of Brightspace asked me to put her in contact with the right people at the ad agency Clemenger’s, as Maggie had worked for them in the ‘70s. Kylie had a proposal for them to sponsor the Prize. Jason and I thought it was such a good idea we put up the 5k. If this prize inspires, we are happy and besides, anything Kylie does is gold,” said Tony Rogers.
A statement issued by the judges, Julie Millowick, Hoda Ashfar and Rob Imhoff said that the winning image ticked all the boxes and although it is always subjective, on this occasion, we were unanimous in our decision.’
Gwendolen De Lacy, Curator of the Diaz archive made the point that Maggie would say to her subject, ‘I don’t want you to smile. I don’t want you to do anything, just be…’ and the winning image certainly reflects Maggie’s gentle eye, said De Lacy.
WINNER:‘Pearl’ by Isaebella Doherty
HIGHLY COMMENDED:‘Portrait of Natalia’ by Alana Holmberg
‘You and I’ by Ebony Finck
‘The Smoke’ by Sarah J Walker