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Renowned street photographer announced as Picturing Footscray judge

Street photographer, Jesse Marlow

Jesse Marlow will be judging the third annual Picturing Footscray Photography Prize.

Following on from previous judges Simon O'Dwyer and Margaret Burin, Marlow is set with the task of judging at least 200 individual photos in this popular photography prize. He is excited to delve into the numerous interpretations of 'Old and New in Footscray', which it this year's theme.

"I’ve always loved the history, colour and diversity of Footscray. Combined, these three aspects provide a stimulating backdrop for any photographer,” says Marlow

Jesse Marlow is a Melbourne-based photographer. Over the last 20 years he has worked for a range of local and international editorial and commercial clients. His works are held in public and private collections across Australia and the world including the National Gallery of Victoria and Monash Gallery of Art.


Photograph by Jesse Marlow, from the Don't Just Tell Them, Show Them series

Marlow has published four monographs and has been profiled in the Thames & Hudson books Street Photography Now and The World Atlas of Street Photography. In 2011, he was the inaugural winner of the London Street Photography Festival’s International Street Photography Award. In 2012, Marlow won the MGA’s Bowness Prize. Marlow is a Leica Australia Ambassador and a member of the international street photographer’s collective in-public.com.

The competition is open to all: You're welcome to enter a photo into Picturing Footscray whether you're an established photographer, starting your photography journey or you just like taking photos. All entries will be displayed in a salon-style exhibition, where Jesse Marlow will select a first, second and third prize winner with prize money totalling $4,500. Viewers of the exhibition will also have a chance to vote for their favourite photograph with a People's Choice Award valued at $500.

The Picturing Footscray Photography Prize opens for entries on Friday 30 March and closes on Friday 27 April.

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