Photography comp celebrates Indigenous culture

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Indigenous people around the world are being encouraged to enter a new photographic competition dedicated to the preservation of culture.

The inaugural competition is sponsored by non-profit Sinchi, an organisation that focuses on the preservation of Indigenous culture while upholding the UN’s declaration on the rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

Image by Wayne Quillam
Image by Wayne Quilliam

Leading Aboriginal photographer and competition judge A.Professor Wayne Quilliam says the competition encourages storytellers to share individual perspectives of culture which may lead to developing their own exhibitions.

The aim of the competition is to celebrate the strength and beauty of Indigenous culture through visual storytelling.

This can be inspired by many things from activism, relationship to nature, spirituality, community, everyday life to art, music and cultural practice.

Image by Wayne Quillam
Image by Wayne Quilliam

Also judging the competition will be acclaimed photographers Jimmy Nelson and Laura Beltran Villamizar who will select an overall competition winner, three runners up winners and award an Artistic Merit Award for best individual photo.

Participants are invited to submit up to six photos with accompanying captions and welcome submissions from both remote and urban Indigenous communities.

More information on the competition and prizes available at:


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