The Judges

THE JUDGING COMMITTEE

Morgana Magee

Morganna Magee is an Australian social documentary photographer and educator based in Melbourne, Victoria. Morganna’s work centres around long term projects in which the relationship between photographer and subject challenge the traditional notion of the impartial gaze of the photographer. To date her personal work has explored the issues and complexities around disability, grief and womanhood.
Morganna lectures in Photography at Swinburne University of Technology and is a founding member of Lumina photographic collective.

www.morgannamagee.com

Morgana Magee

Sally Brownbill

Sally Brownbill has been at the forefront of the Australian photographic scene for more than 20 years. She has been shaping and promoting the futures of aspiring and professional photographers through lecturing, mentoring and folio consultancy. Sally now runs The Brownbill Effect, a creative directory connecting Australia’s best creatives with businesses, and vice versa.

www.thebrownbilleffect.com

Sally Brownbill

Bruce Esplin

After a distinguished career spanning more than 20 years in emergency management, Bruce Esplin AM, formed BRUCEESPLIN PTY LTD. In his creative practice Bruce is the Chairman of the Regional Arts Victoria Board and a board member of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, roles which give him the opportunity to combine his on-going work with communities and his passion for the arts.

www.bruceesplin.com.au

Bruce Esplin

Matt Palmer APP M.PhotoG

Matt Palmer is the 2016 APA Travel / Documentary category winner. Working in photography for twenty years he has shifted between genres, commercial and domestic. Matt regularly presents to camera clubs, tertiary students and conferences on subjects relating to creativity and photography, and is also a prior AIPP Australian Sports Photographer of the Year, and three time Queensland Documentary and Sports Photographer of the Year, among over 70 other national and international awards.

www.mattpalmer.co

Matt Palmer

Rodney Dekker

Rodney Dekker is a photographer and video producer predominantly covering environmental and social justice issues. His most significant project has been documenting the affects of climate change and its resulting hardship on the livelihoods of the communities around the world. Rodney has appeared in many publications all over the world and has been a finalist in a vast variety of photography competitions.

www.rodneydekker.com

Rodney Dekker

Samantha Everton

Samantha Everton is one of Australia’s most celebrated fine art photographers. Her tightly choreographed, richly coloured images are an exploration of gender, race and childhood. Samantha’s imagery has received international acclaim and has been extensively awarded.

www.samanthaeverton.com

Samantha Everton

Carly Michael

Carly Michael is the Imaging Services Manager and fifth generation family member of michaels camera video & digital. She is a graduate of the RMIT BA (photography) degree and has a keen interest in documentary photography. Carly is a passionate teacher who inspires others to nurture their creativity. She lectures internationally on the resurgence of film photography and is passionate about the importance of printing and archiving photos.

www.michaels.com.au

Carly Michael

Markus Andersen

Born in Sydney, Australia, Markus Andersen is a photographer & filmmaker that has a passion for revealing truths and creating unexpected narratives through both the still and moving image. 
 Andersen has held solo and collaborative exhibitions in New York, Paris, Toronto, Istanbul, Sydney and the United Kingdom.

www.markusandersen.com

Markus Andersen