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Lens Mist photography competition shines a light on Kingston

6 March 2018

Talented photographers young and old have captured hidden scenes from across Kingston for the annual City of Kingston Lens Mist Photography Competition.

More than 150 entries were received before the winners were announced at the recent Mordialloc Food, Wine and Music Festival.

Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos said the annual competition, now in its 7th year, continues to grow in both size and calibre, and has become one of Melbourne’s premier photography awards.

“Photographers were asked to put Kingston under the microscope to capture something they have never noticed before,” Cr Staikos said.

Winners were selected by an expert panel featuring artists Mira Oosterweghel, Lou Hubbard and Eliza Hutchinson.

Works by the winners and finalists will be on display, and available for purchase, at competition sponsor DFO Moorabbin from 3-15 April.

The community is invited to vote for their favourite for the People’s Choice Award featuring a $2000 prize.

“The competition is just one of the many ways Council supports the development of local artists and is an excellent opportunity for emerging and established local artist to showcase their work to the community,” Cr Staikos said.

The Lens Mist Photography Exhibition and Award is sponsored by DFO Moorabbin, Studio Craft Frameworks and Nicholas Crowder.

Winners for 2018 are:

Best Photograph: Rose Goodson whose striking image captured our beautiful beaches bathed in unusual light. $5000 prize thanks to DFO Moorabbin.

Highly Commended: Matt Harvey whose work celebrates a hidden local treasure – the Australian National Aviation Museum at Moorabbin Airport. $1000 prize from the City of Kingston.

Youth Award: Mia Thompson. Mia’s work features her sister on a quiet Sunday morning on Edithvale beach. $500 prize from the City of Kingston.


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