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Five feature images for photojournalism competition

I spent all day Friday preparing photographs for the FCCT / OnAsia Photo-journalism Contest. As usual I had left it until the last minute and had to do it all rather quickly so I’m under no illusion my submission was all that great but it’s a good process to go through – and it does refresh you on some of the better images you’ve taken in the last 12 months.

I like OnAsia as they utilize local photographers in the Asia/Pacific region with a focus on photojournalism and documentary images.

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Inspiring National Geographic photos

National Geographic’s 2010 photography contest has closed, however before the winners are announced in December, you can check out some of the fantastic images on their website.

The Grand prize winner will receive $10,000 and have their photo published in National Geographic magazine. Here’s just one of the images to wet your appetite. Click on the image to go to the Nat Geo website.

Photograph by Amy Helene Johansson


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Best pictures of 2009

I received a link today from one of my photography students of a series of fantastic images and just felt I had to share it with the rest of you. The gallery contains 29 of AAP’s best shots of 2009. It was posted on Yahoo! news. This picture below is just one of them.


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Climate Change Photography

Climate Change has become the number one issue here in Australia this year. Our politicians are debating it in parliament and even losing their jobs because over it, water issues such as the Traviston Dam continue to concern communities and rallies have been held around the country to send a message to leaders in Copenhagen.

Climate Change has also become a feature in the realm of photography too and I just discovered yet another competition seeking entrants for images documenting the process – see

I took part in the Canvas for Change competition with Oxfam last year and became a finalist. I can’t find the link now where you voted for images, but the winners are listed here. I always find it’s hard to compete as a photographer with fine artists and illustrators but I was pleased to be short listed. Here is the image I submitted which I thought might be of interest to those concerned with Climate Change.

The Sea is Coming

The Sea is Coming

The Motuans live in houses built on stilts over the sea on the southeastern coast of Papua New Guinea. As climate change effects sea levels the tides are inching closer to these peoples homes. In some parts of PNG rising waters have already swamped farms, destroyed crops and forced people to move and become climate refugees.


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