ANZ Photobook Award


+ Second Sight by Sarah Walker
+ Huon by Noah Thompson
+ ROYGBIV by Kira Sampurno
+ Craigieburn by Yask Desai

Exhibition Schedule


The 2018 Award exhibition of finalist books will travel extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand in 2019. Visitors are invited to cast their vote for the People's Choice Award, the winner of which receives $500 cash + $1,500 Momento Pro print credit.

Thank you to our host venues, and to Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper of The Antipodean Photobook Blog for coordinating the exhibition schedule and presenting photo book workshops and presentations in various destinations. More details will be published closer to the exhibition dates.

14 to 17 March 2019

Contemporary Centre for Photography, Melbourne (AU)


4 to 5 April 2019

Momento Pro HQ, Sydney (AU)


3 May to 26 May 2019

Photival at Te Auaha Gallery, Wellington (NZ)


30 May to 3 June 2019

Auckland Festival of Photography at Ellen Melville Centre, Auckland (NZ)

Sun 2 June @ 11.30am to 1.00pm: Make your photo book a reality panel discussion on the reality of publishing a photo book in 2019 New Zealand. Moderated by Becky Nunes. Panelists include Simon Devitt and Mickey Smith, indy publisher Harry Culy of Bad News Books, and book distributor Anita Totha of Remote Photobooks.

7 to 14 June 2019

Ilam Campus Gallery, at School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, Christchurch (NZ)

5 July 2019 (4.00 - 7.00pm)

TopSpace Studio Gallery, 109 Elizabeth St, Hobart (AU)

Including a presentation on Antipodean Photobooks presentation by Doug Spowart

20 July 2019

Photo Access, Manuka Arts Centre, Cnr Manuka Circle & New South Wales Cres, Griffith, Canberra (AU)

  • 10.00am - 4.00pm: Award Exhibition
  • 11.00am - 12.00pm: Presentation by Doug Spowart
  • 1.00 - 4.00pm: Sequencing a photo book workshop with Doug Spowart and Vicki Cooper


2 to 4 August 2019

Maud Gallery, 6 Maud St, Newstead, Brisbane (AU)

Sat 3 August, 10.00-3.30pm
Brisbane Photobook Club is also hosting a pop up shop, photo book performances, reviews and presentations.

  • 11.00am: How to make a photo book with Momento presentation with Libby Jeffery
  • 12.30pm: Award exhibition Brisbane launch
  • 2.00pm: Launching and marketing a photo book presentation with Libby Jeffery

Sunday 4 August, 10.00-3.30pm
Photobook reviews will also be hosted (by appointment) with Doug Spowart and Vicki Cooper