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Finalists 2017
 

Variations for Troubled Hands by Steve Carr + Perimeter Editions W I N N E R
The Pines by James Bugg -  C O M M E N D E D   +   P E O P L E ' S   C H O I C E
Areoglyphic - Volume 1 by Chloe Ferres -  C O M M E N D E D 
Tokyo is Yours by Meg Hewitt -  C O M M E N D E D
Desperado by Hannah Nikkelson   
Family Photos by Eliza Hutchison + Perimeter Editions
Form Supplement by Traianos Pakioufakis + Éditions
Fucked Up Fotos by Stephen Dupont / A Bordertown Book
On the Sea Stands a Rock by Sam Forsyth-Gray  
+  Pabva Zizi Pagara Gondo - Where the Owl Left the Eagle Comes to Sit by Cameron James Cope 


W I N N E R


Variations for Troubled Hands

by Steve Carr
stevecarr.co.nz
perimetereditions.com

 
Published by Perimeter Editions
Commissioned photographer Becky Nunes
Edited by Dan Rule

Designed by Wayne Daly
Text by Ulanda Blair
Printed by Kopa
Pages: 528
Size: 148 x 200
Edition of: 700

ISBN: 978-0-9953586-3-8
Binding: Perfect bound, softcover
Printing: One-colour offset
Paper: Uncoated matte
 
Photographer
Steve Carr is a visual artist and senior lecturer in Film at the University of Canterbury’s School of Fine Arts. Born and continuing to work out of New Zealand, he has an MFA from the University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts. Carr’s work has always been about moments of magical transformation and the interrelations between performance and the lens.
 
Book

Featuring more than 200 photographs of a ballet prodigy apprenticed to the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Carr’s debut book presents a serial composition in 12 parts, choreographed and performed by fingers, forearms, tendons, palms, wrists and thumbs. At once an interactive object and a performance space, it manifests the dynamics of movement, and invites us to dance with it.
 
Judges’ Comment

An original concept that combines performance, dance, photography and film, into a beautifully executed photo book. An emotive and meditative object that draws you in as a participant rather than just an observer.


RRP: $52.00
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Steve Carr

Steve Carr


Steve Carr

C O M M E N D E D
 
AREOGLYPHIC - Volume 1

by Chloe Ferres
 
Published by Self Published

Images courtesy of NASA, JPL, University of Arizona
Printed by Blurb
Pages: 48
Size: 220 x 280
Edition of: 25

Binding: Perfect bound, softcover
Printing: Digital offset
Paper: Satin 118gsm

Photographer
Chloe is a Sydney-based creative. Her inclination for monochromatic abstraction is often manifest in her experimental photobook practice that celebrates print as an antidote to the intangibility of digital images.

Book
AREOGRAPHY (the scientific study of the geographical features of Mars) + ANAGLYPHS (stereoscopic images created with two superimposed photos) = AREOGLYPHIC (a limited edition print publication consisting of areoglyphs).

 
Judges’ Comment

This simple but fantastic project portrays Ferres’ passion for experimenting with book making. By utilising scientific images of Mars cleverly presented as #anaglyphs, and providing #3D glasses, the exotic landscapes of glaciers, volcanoes and otherworldly terrain comes to life.

RRP: $40.00
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Chloe Ferres

Chloe Ferres

Chloe Ferres


C O M M E N D E D 
+   P E O P L E ' S   C H O I C E

The Pines

​by James Bugg
jamesbuggphoto.com

 
Published by Self Published
Pages: 84
Size: 215 x 260
Edition of 10

Binding: Linen Hardcover with text embossing
Printing: Digital
Paper: Uncoated matte

Photographer
Bugg’s work revolves around ideas of people, place and circumstance. With a strong focus on Australian culture, it navigates subcultures and places that sit on the edge of society. He shoots medium format film for his slow documentary projects, wandering through places, documenting and discussing ideas with those he encounters.

Book
The Pines is inspired by a low income estate that was established by the Australian Housing Commission in the 1950s on a site once occupied by a pine plantation, and is now one of Victoria’s most notorious crime suburbs. It is a documentary project that explores a subculture where drugs, violence and crime are fuelled by socio-economic struggle.
 
Judges’ Comment

Beautiful and tender photography. It sparks your curiosity right from the start, but the story unfolds slowly care of the placement and pace of images on the page, giving you space to create your own reading.


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James Bugg

James Bugg


James Bugg


C O M M E N D E D


Tokyo is Yours

by Meg Hewitt
meg-hewitt.com

 
Published by Self Published

Printed by Narayana Press
Pages: 104
Size: 165 x 240
Edition of 783
ISBN: 978-0-646-97301-2

Binding: Section sewn printed hardcover with cloth spine
Printing: Tri-tone offset
Paper: Arctic Volume

Photographer
Hewitt has been a finalist in the Moran Prize for Contemporary Photography, the Head On Prize, and the Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women. In 2017 Tokyo Is Yours was launched at Rencontres d’Arles where it was named one of the top five shows in the British Journal of Photography.

Book
The book is a response to the Great East Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011, and the government’s admission that Tokyo had come within a wafer-thin margin of an evacuation that would have been near impossible to pull off. Inspired by manga, film noir and graphic novels, the story is told through images, without the need for text.
 
Judges’ Comment

Hewitt masterfully captures the essence of Tokyo street life, and every spread is like a punch in the face. The black and white photos are gritty, raw, and unified by their graininess. While her influences are clear, she takes a fresh perspective on familiar subject matter.

RRP: $58.00
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Meg Hewitt

Meg Hewitt


Meg Hewitt
 


F I N A L I S T

Desperado

​by Hannah Nikkelson
instagram.com/midnightinamerica

 
Published by Self Published

Printed by Moule Print
Pages: 60
Size: 148 x 210
Edition of 15
Binding:
Linen hardcover with cut-out frame
Printing: Digital
Paper: Knight Smooth white 160gsm

Photographer
Nikkelson is a Melbourne-based documentary photographer completing a Bachelor’s degree at Photography Studies College, Melbourne. Her work examines themes of unrest and belonging by documenting experiences rather than people and place.

Book
Desperado is a neverending search for meaning in a meaningless existence. Delving into the world of existentialist despair and the philosophy of Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, she uses photographic language to question what we hope exists and what we know does not exist The book demands that the viewer looks a bit closer, more inward, than the average reader.
 
Judges’ Comment

Seeing what a student can produce is really refreshing. The photography is great, and the simple, fluid design keeps the book flowing. It seduces you, and each time you return to it you’ll discover something new.



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Hannah Nikkelson

Hannah Nikkelson


Hannah


F I N A L I S T

Family Photos

by Eliza Hutchison
elizahutchison.com.au

 
Published by Perimeter Editions

Edited by Dan Rule, Justine Ellis
Designed by Paul Mylecharane of Public Office
Printed by Kopa
Pages: 128
Size: 195 x 280
Edition of 700
ISBN:
978-0-9943883-4-6
Binding: Section sewn softcover
Printing: Four-colour offset
Paper: Gloss

Photographer
In a career stretching back to the 1990s, Melbourne photo artist Eliza Hutchison has worked to slice, shred, fold, mirror and sculpt photographic images, materials and surfaces to activate and complicate the photograph’s chain of command.

Book
The images that echo throughout her debut book Family Photos both embrace and shatter their collective title. Prised from the swamp of Hutchison and her family’s wider history, present and semiconscious, they ricochet between intense intimacy and collective significance. Here, she makes visible the turbulence of the uncertainty and fallibility of memory.

Judges’ Comment

Hutchinson’s book utilises engaging design, clever image selection and skilful cropping to delve into the psychology of memory. The cinematic photography and thoughtful sequencing evokes blurred memories and dreams.

RRP: $48.00
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Eliza Hutchison

Eliza Hutchison

Eliza Hutchison


F I N A L I S T

Fucked Up Fotos

by Stephen Dupont
stephendupont.com

 
Published by A Bordertown Book
Printed by Momento Pro
Pages: 200
Size: 180 x 240
Edition of 7

Binding: Section sewn linen hardcover with custom embossing
Printing: Inkjet
Paper: Cotton Rag 225gsm


Photographer
At the heart of Dupont’s photography, art, and design practice is the photo book. The book is no longer a two-dimensional object; it’s a living, breathing, three-dimensional kaleidoscope. It is news. It is information. It is history. It is entertainment. And it is art.

Book
In this book Dupont questions ‘what makes a photograph great’ by showcasing a variety of damaged images from his archive - the mishaps; mistakes and fuck ups – created by double exposures, out-of-date film stock and over-processing in the dark room. It celebrates the imperfections that make them unique, poetic, and sometimes extraordinary.
 
Judges’ Comment

The humour and levity of the opening text sets the tone for the book, inspiring you to engage, question and inspect the photos. The concept is original, the design slick, and the printing beautiful.

RRP: POA
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Stephen Dupont

Stephen Dupont


Stephen Dupont


F I N A L I S T


On the Sea Stands a Rock

by Sam Forsyth-Gray
 
Published by Self Published
Printed by 
Moule Print Fitzroy
Pages: 76
Size: 390 x 240
Edition of 10

Binding: Japanese hardcover with gatefold feature
Printing: Digital
Paper: Knight Vellum

Photographer
Sam Forsyth-Gray is a Melbourne-based student photographer concerned with ideas of family, memory, and the notion of the archive within fine art photography. Using found imagery alongside his own images, the process is experimental and fluid.

Book
On the Sea Stands a Rock is a visual conversation between new and old images. It weaves together photographs from family albums, vernacular images of unknown origins, and his photographic response to the found images. The simple, collages explore family history, lost memories and personal identity.
 
Judges’ Comment

An art object that succeeds in making banal photos interesting. It is a great example of how to produce a collage with vernacular and contemporary photography in an exciting way. The sequencing works perfectly

RRP: $150.00
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Sam Forsyth-Gray

Sam Forsyth-Gray

Sam


F I N A L I S T


Pabya Zizi Pagara Gondo - Where the Owl Left the Eagle Comes to Sit

by Cameron Cope
camcope.com

 
Published by Self Published
Designed by Cameron James Cope & Nin Reid
Illustrated by Lachlan Siu
Printed by Blueprint Dynamic Print Services
Pages: 72
Size: 210 x 149
Edition of 200

Binding: Perfect bound, softcover
Printing: Digital offset
Paper: Uncoated with translucent feature page

Photographer
Cope is an image burglar and purveyor of words based in Narrm, Melbourne. His personal projects and photobooks explore how the past is embedded in the present through visual allegory, narrative form and conceptual documentary.

Book
This book builds on an expression in Zimbabwe’s Shona language - “where the owl left the eagle comes to sit.” The images, sequencing and notes explore and allegorise themes from Zimbabwe’s national story, as well as the relationship between the artist and his partner’s cultural exchange.

Judges’ Comment

It is a slow book that pays off when you take time to stop and look at the strong images. The author has obviously invested time in the work, resulting in an interesting cultural narrative rather than a simple holiday tale.

RRP: $35.00
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Cameron Cope

Cameron Cope


Cameron Cope


F I N A L I S T


Form Supplement


by Triaianos Pakioufakis
 
Published by Éditions
Designed by Éditions
Printed by Lindsay Yates
Pages: 28
Standard Edition of 175

Limited Edition of 25
Size: 210 x 297
ISBN: 978-0-646-97508-5
Binding: Saddle stitched soft cover with translucent dust jacket
Paper: Uncoated matte

Photographer
Pakioufakis’ photographic works occupy extreme territories a quality that is also evident in his many music collaborations.

Book
Expanding on his previous Éditions publication, Flora Forms, Form Supplement focuses on black and white abstract photographs of plants, often evoking beauty and dread within a singular form.
 
Judges’ Comment

This is not a book one can flick through quickly and understand at first glance. Traianos’ book needs time. Time to stand still and investigate the black and white abstract flora. This is a beautifully poetic and carefully considered book.

RRP: $25.00
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Triaianos

Triaianos


Triaianos
 

A W A R D   D E T A I L S



Prizes

  • Photobook Of The Year: $1,000 cash + $4,000 Momento Pro credit
  • Commended: $500 Momento Pro credit
  • People’s Choice: $500 cash + $2,000 Momento Pro credit


Entry period

  • 15 September to 18 December 2017


Ceremony

  • 23 February 2018 at Sunstudios Sydney, Alexandria


Judging Chair

  • Heidi Romano of Unless You Will

Judges

  • Anouska Phizacklea of Monash Gallery of Art
  • Paulina de Laveaux of Thames & Hudson Australia
  • Ingvar Kenne of The Pool Collective & Snyder New york
  • Patricia Karallis of Paper Journal

Exhibition

  • 23 Feb: Sydney - SunStudios, Alexandria
  • 9-10 Mar: Wellington - PhotobookNZ, Te Papa
  • 1-6 May: Auckland - Snowwhite Gallery, Unitec
  • 25 May-10 Jun: Wagga Wagga - H.R. Gallop at Charles Sturt University
  • 3-4 Aug: Brisbane - Maud Gallery, Newstead
  • 12-19 Aug: Canberra - The Photography Room
  • 22-23 Sep: Melbourne - The Fox Darkroom

 

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