Mosman Festival Photography Competition winners announced

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The opening night of the Mosman Festival for 2007 on Friday the 26th of October was a great success with over 400 people in attendance. The Festival and the Photography Competition were opened by renowned local artist Ken Done who spoke passionately about the beauty of the Mosman area and the diversity of its community.

The Mosman Festival Competition attracted a record 370 entries which was a 70% increase from 2006. Many of the winners and commended entries across five categories included Northern Suburbs residents. Primary student David Delprat of Mosman won in his category for his colourful digital image X-ray Lime, winning secondary student Kelly Olander from Allambie Heights used dramatic body paint on her model for the work Seeking.

Amateur photographer Josephine Young of Avalon produced a powerful surreal image Jeu de Paume with clouds reflected in the beautiful circular window on the portico of Paris contemporary art museum Jeu de Paume. The professional category was won by North Sydney photographer Belinda Mason-Lovering for Rebirth which featured a study of the interaction between light, the body and water.

A special prize was given to a photograph with a Mosman subject. The winner Jeremy Gill of Mosman was awarded first prize for his photograph Butterfly and Bottlebrush which was taken outside his Mulbring St home.

The competition was judged by renowned photographer Rex Dupain whose photographs are the subject of five books including The Colour of Bondi and Inside Sydney.

The exhibition will continue at the Mosman Art Gallery until the 11th of November.

Some of the winners and commended entries can be viewed on Mosman Council’s website.