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The call for entries for The William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize is open to all emerging and established photographers, and offers a prize of $25,000. The deadline is 5pm, Wednesday, 1 June.

Keen to learn exactly who all the winners, runners-up, and finalists are in Australia's Top Emerging Photographers 2016? Click this link for a full listing and web links to all the amazing judges and those that placed 1st and 2nd.

The perfect example of where one artist simply refuses to acknowledge and respect the work of a fellow artist. And social media not only proved to be the source of the issue, but also what helped highlight it.

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Marion Abada was drawn to photography in her mid-twenties during her travels around Europe and the Middle East. Abada says that she has always loved the creative path, although her path to photography has been a circuitous one.

From a young age, Melissa Cowan loved shooting pictures. “I was always the one at parties with disposable cameras, running around making sure to capture snaps of all my friends,” she says. “I think it just started from there.”

For over ten years, Jay Hynes was an art director at various advertising agencies in Melbourne. Wanting to learn more about photography to art direct on photo shoots, he studied at night for 18 months, and shot in his spare time.

Mieke Boynton, a landscape photographer from Broome, Western Australia has loved art her whole life.

“For a photographer, being able to connect with your subjects plays a big role in shooting and is just as important as knowing how to light,” says Melbourne-based photographer, Al Habjan.

For thirty years, Chris Rainier has worked to preserve languages, indigenous cultures and the knowledge held by elders in traditional societies.

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