Martin Kantor Portrait Prize recognises 27 Australian photographers
The finalists for the 2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale's (BIFB) Martin Kantor Portrait Prize have been announced, with 27 photographers recognised in the annual portrait photography competition.
The Martin Kantor Portrait Prize is both an exhibition and award for a photographic artwork of a significant Australian. Images must be a portrait of a living individual distinguished in art, letters, science, sports or politics.
The award is named after the late photographer Martin Kantor, and is an acquisitive prize, with first prize also winning $15,000 AUD. The finalists were selected by judges Naomi Cass, Max Delany, Bill Henson and Fiona Sweet.
The finalists for 2021 are George Angelovski, Graeme Armstrong, Fiona Bowring, Su Cassiano, Anna Maria Antoinette D'Addario, Elise Derwin, Stephen Dupont, George Fetting, Julia Firak, Lisa Gipton, John Gollings, Naomi Hobson, Nicholas Hubicki, Penelope Hunt, Tammy Law, Kellie Leczinska, Mia Mala McDonald, Stuart Miller, Suzanne Phoenix, Eugenia Raskopoulos, Eva Schroeder, Russell Shakespeare, Laki Sideris, Sanjeev Singh, Tobias Titz, Linda Wachtel and Rudi Williams.
All finalists will be exhibited as part of the 2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale, which opens in August. You can see more of the events at the Biennale here.