Chris wins first Gold Award at APPA



I post with great news...




As mentioned previously, I entered the 2011 AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards in May this year.  So we went to Sydney (as part of the PMA Photo Show) to see the judging, and for the first time I won that sweet Gold Award which has proved elusive in previous years.  APPA Gold awards are rare so I'm very proud to be awarded one this year.  Only a very small perentage of the total entries (over 3,500 this year) receive this honour. 


I was also very happy to add 2 more Silver awards to my collection.


I also attended the Australian Professional Photography Awards Gala Dinner last week in Darling Harbour which was a most splendid evening.  Some might say it's the Brownlow Medal night equivalent for photography (just not televised)...  Well maybe that's not quite a fair comparison, but for us photographers, it's a big deal and a great night!

Dressed up in the suit and all, it was an opportunity to meet with many other leading photographers from around Australia over a beautiful three course dinner (and possibly a few cold beverages too).  My congratulations goes to all of the other category winners and overall APPA winner and recipient of $20,000 in prizes from Canon, Gerard O'Connor. 


The Image


The Gold-award-winning print I submitted was a slightly modified version of my image "Aiguille Du Midi Arete & Grandes Jorasses, Chamonix, France".  I love this black and white image.  For the awards however, I visualised a slightly different look for it, which resulted in the version below:


Journey of Composition, Chamonix, French Alps



I will be exhibiting this as a print, along with 13 others in my exhibition in September, which reminds me to again mention....


September Exhibition Reminder

This isn't the first reminder, and won't be the last, but I'd like to mention again my big solo exhibition from September 15 to October 1, 2011 at the Huw Davies Gallery in Manuka.  Put it in your calendar!


By the way, thanks to those who've congratulated me, or just stay in touch, or just randomly ask clever questions or suggest things from time to time, it's great to hear from you all.









#1 Peter Ahrens 2011-07-06 00:09
Terrific work Chris! The photograph looks great with that very warm look of such a cold scene.
#2 Chris Morrison 2011-07-06 07:36
Thanks Peter - you'll have to enter next year too.
#3 judy Tier 2011-07-06 20:03
Congratulations Chris. A wonderful image and while I swelter in 30 degree plus temperatures in Laos it is a blessed relief to view.

#4 Chris Morrison 2011-07-06 22:35
Thanks Judy! Yes well it's going to be 9 or 10 degrees for the next few days here in Canberra, and the NSW & VIC mountains are getting dumped on with snow, so 30 degrees isn't so bad ;)

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