Once again we were favourably impressed by the high quality of the images submitted for consideration. If the task of winnowing the photographs down to the finalists was tough last year, it was at least as hard again this year.



WINNER: Ian and Yosi
Photographer: Kim Hunter
Location: Their loungeroom
Date: April 2006
Camera: Mamiya C220

Our winner is ‘Ian and Yosi’ by Kim Hunter. The competition, as you can see, was strong, but this dual portrait has a slightly mysterious and intriguing air about it. We liked the direct and quiet gaze of the two subjects who, in a fascinating way, mirror each other. With their interlaced fingers, almost identical positions and matching shoes, they present us with both themselves as individuals and themselves in relationship to one another.

Kim has won a a fantastic prize package valued at $2,000 from Lexar (www.lexar.com.au).

Thank you once again to everyone who participated in this year’s Photo Review Portrait Prize.



Title: Winter
Photographer: Danielle Quarmby
Location: Phillip Island, Victoria
Date: July 2005
Camera: Fuji Finepix S602z


Title: Isabella Layla
Photographer: Ines Lapic
Location: Perth, WA
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-8080 wide zoom


Title: Lollipop
Photographer: Jan Huisken
Date: Summer 2005/06
Camera: Nikon D70


Title: Duncan Hay
Photographer: Sean Fennessy
Location: Burnie, Tas
Camera: Canon EOS 20D


Title: A Laughin’ Munchkin
Photographer: Maxine Ellis-Youman
Location: Townsville, Qld
Camera: Nikon D70
Date: January 2006


Title: Page Boy
Photographer: Danielle Quarmby
Location: Wonthaggi, Vic
Date: December 2005
Camera: Canon EOS 300D


Title: Goggles
Photographer: Nick Galvin
Camera: Canon EOS 10D
Date: February 2005


Title: Spa Bath Angel
Photographer: Maxine Ellis-Youman
Location: Townsville, Qld
Camera: Nikon D70
Date: April 2005