We are thrilled to announce the Stories Award Recipients for 2021, Aletheia Casey, Michael Garbutt and Gloria Salgado Gispert.
When reflecting on this year’s Stories award recipients, we found meaning through introspection and connection to home. As we continue to find ways to adapt to an ever-changing world, we see our community exploring new approaches to telling stories.
When viewing the work presented to them, our committee considered not only the surface of the photograph, but the layering of the words and the ideas created through the narrative. We see this role not as judges critiquing your work but as peers who are searching for meaning.
This initiative would not be possible without the incredible people at Nikon Australia and Momento Pro. Both of whom are creating opportunities and making space for important dialogues in photography.
Our deepest congratulations and gratitude to the Aletheia, Michael and Gloria along with everyone who participated in Storis 2021.
Aletheia Casey’s project titled Where Does the Sky End and Space Begin? is an imaginative and poetic dialogue between what’s in front of us and what we yearn for.
Aletheia’s project explores themes of time, family, illness and longing while grounding us in the containment of isolation. Through the pairing of photographs, gestures and experimentation by manipulation and colour, we get a glimpse into Aletheia’s psyche.
Michael Garbutt’s series titled Far Kurnell is a conceptual and observational exploration into Australia’s colonial legacy. This quiet viewpoint of such an important subject, allows us to realise and recontextualise Australia’s history and consequently the way we relate to and understand this country.
Gloria Salgado Gispert’s project Show Me the Way Home shifts between the lived and dreamed, the real and the imagined. The series is sensory and symbolic. Exploring connection to country through the lens of immigration, Gispert’s body of work reads like a roadmap to discovering one’s place within a landscape that so many of us have chosen as our home.
Congratulations to the 2021 Shortlist
Cecilia Sordi Campos
Gloria Salgado Gispert