A photograph taken at this year’s Elvis Festival in Parkes is a finalist in the Australian Life competition. Elvis Has Left The Building, an action shot taken by Kris Baum, has been chosen as one of 22 finalists from hundreds of photographers for one Australia’s most prestigious photography competitions.
Images by well-known and upcoming photographers portray many facets of life in Australia from diverse cultures to suburbia and the beach.
Some of the other finalists include:
• The Lambs: a family of sheep taking shade under a verandah in country Victoria
• Boy On Bike: a young boy takes his bike through barren landscape in Coober Pedy
• The Secret Handshake: siblings mourn the death of their Lebanese father
• Heaven: a spectacular birthday celebration in a Pakistani restaurant in Rockdale.
The Australian Life finalists will be exhibited in a large-scale exhibition along the St James walkway of Hyde Park from 15th September to 9th October. The winner of the $10,000 Australian Life prize – one of the biggest photography prizes in the country – will be announced at the opening of the exhibition on 15th September.