NEW ZEALAND NA­TIONAL AWARD WIN­NER AN­NOUNCED

New Zealand D-Photo - - INDUSTRY NEWS -

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.

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