The IRIS Award is an international prize recognising new and outstanding portraiture in photographic art.
The criteria for selection focuses on portraits that are unique, compelling and engaging whilst maintaining
excellence in photography.
PCP would like to congratulate and thank all the finalists and winners of the 2016 IRIS Award :
The IRIS Award 2016 Overall Winner : Chris Bowes, First Impression
($3000 cash prize)
One of the defining characteristics of photography is its ability to immortalise a moment. This image
features a piece of butcher’s paper that has been pressed against my face. Once the photo was created
the paper was destroyed, and although the process can be repeated the same object will never be
replicated. Here the papers temporal form is preserved within the frame, and with it a trace of my
physical likeness at the moment of its creation.
- Chris Bowes
Student Award Winner: Madeline Bishop, Liz and Talulah
($1000 cash prize awarded by Fitzgerald Photo Imaging)
Liz and Talulah is from a two year project looking at the lives of young women living together and the
relationships that form in this environment.
- Madeline Bishop
Judges Commendation Award: Matthew Abbott, Matt and Jessie
($500 cash prize)
Young lovers, the morning after the Croydon Rodeo.
- Matthew Abbott
2016 IRIS AWARD Finalists
Matthew Abbott | Madeline Bishop | Paul Blackmore | Claire Blankendaal
Chris Bowes | Aaron Bradbrook | Shannon Calcott | Brett Canet-Gibson
Jade Clifford | Simon Deadman | Kern Hendricks | Bridget Hough-Neilson
Moon Hee Kim | Bronek Kozka | Jon Lewis | Mia Mala McDonald & Catherine Tipping
Amy Meacham | Emma Murray | DeeDee Noon | Kellie North | Isabelle Osborne
Sonja Porter | David Porteus | Marc Pricop | Heather Raadgever | Cecilia Saurí
Tristan Still | Sarah Walzer | Laurence Watts | Alex Weltlinger | Alexandra Zhidkikh
This year's CLIP AWARD was carefully selected by :
Andy Adams, Independent Producer + Publisher, Creator of FlakPhoto
Robert Cook, Curator of Contemporary Design and International, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Loren Kronemyer, Artist