2019 CLiP Award

Australia has a plethora of photography awards for portraiture, many of which carry considerable financial reward for the winner, from the National Photographic Portrait Prize, the now biennial Olive Cotton Award, the relatively new Martin Kantor Prize, and the established Head On. And while Head On has added awards for landscape and mobile photography some time ago there is little for landscape photographers seeking recognition & exposure in Australia and there is even less for photographers who are shooting the landscape in a way that avoids the clichéd blurry-water seascapes and over-processed mountain vistas.

So the humble not-that-financially-rewarding CLiP (Contemporary Landscape in Photography) Award offered by the Perth Centre for Photography is a welcome addition to the photography realm in Australia.

My second time as a finalist this year with Untitled (Gloucester Tops) - a 60cm x 60cm pure pigment print on cotton rag masterfully produced by Warren and his team at High Res Digital Australia - being posted off yesterday for the exhibition which opens on May 31, 6pm.

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