National Photography Prize 2024: Finalist

Ali Tahayori

23 Mar - 1 Sep 2024

Murray Art Museum Albury

Every two years the National Photography Prize offers an opportunity to consider the vital role of photography in contemporary art in Australia. The National Photography Prize brings together artists from across Australia who are developing and challenging photographic language and techniques.

Generously supported by the MAMA Art Foundation, the National Photography Prize offers a $30,000 acquisitive prize, the $5000 John and Margaret Baker Fellowship for an emerging practitioner, and further supports a number of artists through focused acquisitions.

The Prize provides a forum for artists working with photography to present cohesive selections of work, or works in series, offering a depth of critical reflection that recognises the complexities and nuances of the history of the photograph and its contemporary manifestation.

In consideration of the medium’s fluid history, the National Photography Prize encourages artists working across all areas of the photographic field to enter. This includes artists working in traditional forms of light-based, chemical production through to those dealing with hybrid and expanded fields of photography and image making.

The 2024 National Photography Prize finalists include leading Australian artists and collectives Alex Walker & Daniel O’TooleAli McCannAli TahayoriEllen DahlIoulia PanoutsopoulosIzabela PlutaKai WasikowskiNathan BeardOlga SvyatovaRebecca McCauley & Aaron ClaringboldSammy Hawker, and Skye Wagner.