NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED
The world’s largest photography competition — the Sony World Photography Awards — recently announced the winner of the 2017 New Zealand National Award.
Miriam Strong, originally from Wellington but currently living in London, took out top honours with her image titled, Triple Exposed. She’s no stranger to the award, as she has previously won the New Zealand National Award. Her 2017 winning entry was taken on a film camera during the summer of 2016 in London. It features three images exposed on the same piece of film: a backyard and houses, a silhouette portrait, and mint in a pot.
Strong says, “I’m thrilled to be awarded the New Zealand National [Award] for the second time. I have always loved the selections and exposure the Award gives to photographers. Being shown in front of my peers is such a
fantastic experience and opportunity.”
This year’s runners-up for the New Zealand National Award were Linda Cutche in second place for the image, Wanaka Tree, and Matt Lance Draper in third place for the image, Character.
All winning and shortlisted works were shown at the Sony World Photography Awards and Martin Parr 2017 exhibition.