The Ballarat International Foto Biennale has selected 20 finalists from nineteen universities for its annual GradFoto 2021 exhibition celebrating the artistic excellence of graduating students.

The winner of the GradFoto 2021 award is Meg De Young from RMIT University, for her series The Conversations We Have. Other photographers whose works are included in the exhibition include Ali Choudhry [RMIT University], Teva Cosic [RMIT University], Mikayla De Pasquale [Deakin University], Sevim Dogan Ozkan [RMIT University], Jane Fitzgerald [Oxygen College], Finn Goldstraw [Monash University], Brittany Hefren [Charles Sturt University], Panayiotis Kasseris [RMIT University], Richard Langley [University of Tasmania], Denise Lawry [Photography Studies College], Celeste Lloyd [Monash University], Daniel Longo [RMIT University], Meredith Marshallsea [VCA, University of Melbourne], Jack McLain [RMIT University],  Panisa Ongwat [VCA, University of Melbourne], Ruiqi Qiu [RMIT University], Masoumeh Sadeghi [RMIT University], Sophie Smith [RMIT University] and Tatiana Yakou [Whitehouse Institute of Design].

One finalist will be awarded a cash prize of $200 for the People’s Choice Award, as voted by the public via the online exhibition. Click here to view the online gallery of the selected artists’ images.