Australia's Top Emerging Photographers Announced
Photo by Mardiana Sani. (Overall winner, Australia's Top Emerging Photographer 2012.)
The overall winner of Capture magazine’s fourth annual Top Emerging Photographers awards, earning the title of Australia’s Top Emerging Photographer of 2012, is photographer Mardiana Sani.
The Malaysian-born photographer graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor of Arts (Photography) in 2011 and now operates out of Blue Tree Studios in Melbourne. As well as the overall award, Sani also picked up the category award for Top Emerging Portrait Photogarapher.
call for entries attracted more
than 4000 images from several hundred photographers. The awards aim to encourage and identify up and
coming photographers, promoting them in the early stages of their photographic
careers. The challenging task of judging the entries was enthusiastically
accepted by some of Australia’s preeminent professional photographers,
including Simon Harsent, Andreas Bommert, Sean Izzard, Stephen Dupont and
Petrina Tinsley. Judges praised the winners’ creativity and individuality, and the
overall quality of entries.
To be in the running to win the title of Australia’s Top Emerging Photographer, photographers with less than four years’ full-time professional shooting were invited to submit six images in one or more of eight categories: Advertising; Architecture; Editorial and Fashion; Landscape; Documentary and Photojournalism; Portrait; Sport; and Wedding.
The winners and runners up in each category of the 2012 Australia’s Top Emerging Photographer Awards were:
WINNER: Craig Proudford
RUNNER UP: Chris Benny
RUNNER UP: Warren Frey
RUNNER UP: John Madden
WINNER: Raphaela Rosella
RUNNER UP: Susannah Wimberley
WINNER: Gerwyn Davies
RUNNER UP: Katie Kolenberg
RUNNER UP: Jérôme Berbigier
RUNNER UP: Paul Hoelen
WINNER: Mardiana Sani
RUNNER UP: Gee Greenslade
RUNNER UP: Mark Broadbent
RUNNER UP: Michael Gray
The 2012 Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers Awards are sponsored by Lowepro and category sponsor Fujifilm.
More information about the 2012 Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers Awards, including photographer profiles and winning images, can be found in the May-June issue of Capture magazine.
Capture magazine is published by Yaffa Publishing, the owner and publisher of this website.
Photo by Mardiana Sani. (Winner, Australia's Top Emerging Photographer 2012.
Overall winner and Portrait category winner.)
Photo by Zoe Wetherall. (Winner, Australia's Top Emerging Photographer 2012 - Landscape.)
Photo by Peter Barnes. (Winner, Australia's Top Emerging Photographer 2012 - Architecture.)
Photo by Ray Collins. (Winner, Australia's Top Emerging Photographer 2012 - Sport.)