AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

In 2016, I was given the great honour of being announced as a Master of Photography by the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) and in 2018 I obtained my first Gold Bar. Entering the APPA Awards since 2009 has been fundamental in establishing the quality of my work and the photographer I am today. It is a great benchmark but there are other competitions I also enjoy entering, all with their different rules and flavours and all of them have shaped my style and given me confidence in the work that I produce.

In addition to being a Master of Photography by the AIPP, I have studied two Photography Degrees: A Diploma of Arts and a Master in Photography, both in Spain in 2014.

Australian Institute of Professional Photography – National Awards

  • APPA AIPP Landscape Photographer of the Year – Runner-up 2016
  • APPA AIPP Creative Photographer of the Year – Runner-up 2019
  • APPA AIPP Photographic Book of the Year – Finalist 2018, 2019

AIPP State Awards and Accolades

  • NSW AIPP Professional Photographer of the Year – Overall Winner 2018
  • NSW AIPP Professional Travel Photographer of the Year – Winner 2017, 2018, 2019
  • NSW AIPP Professional Nature Photographer of the Year – Winner 2016 and 2017, Finalist 2018, 2019
  • NSW AIPP Professional Landscape Photographer of the Year – Finalist 2014, 2016 2017, Winner 2018
  • NSW Epson Signature Worthy Award – Winner 2017
  • NSW AIPP Photographic book of the Year – Finalist 2014
Head Oh Photo Festival Winner Ignacio Palacios

Other Australian Photography Awards and Accolades

  • Head On Landscape Prize – Exhibited Finalist 2013, 2016 and 2018
  • ANZANG Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the year – Finalist 2013
  • FOCUS Awards – Image of the Year 2016, 2018
Travel Photographer of the Year Ignacio Palacios

International Awards and Accolades

  • Spanish Professional Photography Awards (AFP) – Landscape Winner (LUX Gold) 2014
  • National Geographic Travel Contest – Finalist and Editors choice 2013
  • Travel Photographer of the Year Finalist (TPOTY) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Travel Photographer of the Year Category Winner and Portfolio Runner-up 2019
  • TPOTY – Highly Commended 2014, 2015, Commended 2018, 2 x Special Mentions 2019
  • International Landscape Photographer of the Year –  Category Winner 2016, 2018, 2019
  • EPSON Pano Awards Open Competition Top 50: 2016, 2017, 2018
  • IPA (International Photography Awards) Finalist 2009, Honorable Mention 2009, 2013, 2015, 2019
  • International Loupe Awards – Runner-up 2010, Finalist 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year – Final Round 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
  • GDT European Nature Photographer of the Year – Finalist 2017
  • MontPhoto Landscape Finalist 2020
  • Eyes on Asia Awards – Runner-up 2013

EXHIBITIONS

  • Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia. Red Hot West: Karijini – February 2013
  • Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia. Sydney Rock Pools – June 2014
  • Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, Interpretations from the air, The Depot Gallery, Sydney, Australia – November 2016, with The Light Collective
  • Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, Interpretations from the air, Black Eye Gallery, Sydney, Australia – January 2017 with The Light Collective
  • Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, Interpretations from the air, The Maud Gallery, Brisbane, Australia – May 2017 with The Light Collective
  • Ken Duncan Gallery, Sydney, Australia. Portfolio Images –  May 2018
  • Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, Interpretations from the air, Forty Five Downstairs Gallery, Melbourne, Australia – June 2018, with The Light Collective
  • Old Fire Station, Kiama, Australia. Portfolio Images – November 2018
  • Black and Blue: Coal or Coral, Forty Five Downstairs Gallery, Melbourne – December 2018, with The Light Collective
  • TEDx – Black and Blue: Coal or Coral, May 2019 with The Light Collective
  • Rioja Museum and Actual Festival, Logrono, Spain, Portfolio Images – December 2020

TV

  • ABC The Mix – Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, Interpretations from the air, with The Light Collective
  • ABC The Mix – Black and Blue: Coal or Coral, with The Light Collective