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Kutalayna Image Photography prize finalist

One of Matthew Newton’s images – First published on Tasmanian Times has been shortlisted for the $25 000 non-acquisitive William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize.

Out of almost 2,000 photographs submitted by 432 entrants, 37 works were selected as finalists.

As of Friday a complete list of finalists will be published on the MGA web site at: www.mga.org.au..

The image was from a series documenting the struggle to protect Kutalayna in Brighton.

“In a shocking piece of political timing, at the very moment young and thoughtful Aboriginal leaders such as Adam Thompson, Nala Mansell and Aaron Everett were being arrested in their fight for 42,000 years of their history, Ms Giddings and Heritage Minister Brian Wightman were publicly celebrating and protecting a much younger slice of Tasmanian white heritage.”
Sue Neales, Irony as bitter as the struggle,The Mercury newspaper, April 16, 2011

Matthew Newton’s photographic essays of the Brighton protest:
Brighton Bypass,: Monday, April 18
Brighton Bypass: Arrests at the Thin Blue Line (contains shortlisted picture).
Pictures of a Protest: Brighton Bypass, Thursday, April 14

It is the second time in a year Matthew Newton has been short-listed for a major national prize. Both pictures were first published on Tasmanian Times:

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Matt’s a finalist: First on TT