The Summer Salon is an annual event celebrating the latest developments in contemporary photo-based practice.
An open-entry exhibition and competition, the Salon is supported by leaders in the photographic industry and constitutes one of the largest and most renowned photographic award exhibitions in Australia.
In 2001, the Nikon Summer Salon presents over 200 artists from around Australia working in analogue and digital photography, extending to video installation, computer interactives, animation and sculpture.
Featuring a huge diversity of styles, techniques and themes, the Salon attracts entries from a broad range of artists at varying stages in their career, from young and emerging practitioners to students, amateurs, professionals and established artists.
The Nikon Summer Salon presents a unique survey of contemporay Australian photo-based practice. Judges: Chris Koller (Artist & Head of Photography, Victorian College of the Arts); Lisa Logan (Artistic Director; Experimenta Media Arts & Director, Smooch Artists); David Rosetzky (Artist & Director, 1st Floor Artists & Writers Space).
Prize sponsors will award over $3000 worth of prizes at the official opening (by Robert Nelson (Arts Reviewer, The Age)) to the best entries in nine categories.
Other prize sponsors: Agfa, Leica, Latrobe Photographic, Image Box, Ilford, CPL.
Image Credit: Geddes, Milson & Smith, Untitled (2000) (detail)
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