Melbourne artist, Amos Gebhardt, has won the $30,000 Bowness Photography Prize for their winning work ‘Wallaby’ which integrates x-ray and satellite imaging.

Amos Gebhardt Wallaby’ 2022 chromogenic print (light box) 76.0 x 95.0 cm,  courtesy of the artist and Tolarno Galleries (Melbourne). © Amos Gebhardt.

The William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize has emerged as an important annual survey of contemporary photographic practice in Australia over the last 17 years. The $30,000 and the fact that the image will be acquired into MGA’s nationally significant collection of Australian photographs make it one of the most prestigious prizes in the country. Gebhardt’s photographic work has been selected four times in the last five years as a finalist for the Bowness Photography Prize. This year’s winning entry combines integrated x-ray and satellite imaging to explore themes of trauma and sentience.

An exhibition of the finalists in the Bowness prize and Wai Tang Commissioning Award is on display at the Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) at 860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill, Victoria 3150 until 13 November 2022. These images can also be viewed online here and viewers can vote in the Smith & Singer People’s Choice Award here.