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Following the inaugural exhibition in 2019, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale presents the second iteration of The Fineman New Photography Award.

This award places the focus on photographic artists working throughout the Asia-Pacific region, whose work is receiving critical attention.

This award allows photographers and photo media artists to submit a series of works responding to the Biennale premise Past. Tense. Now. The six finalists, selected by an international jury of leading curators and gallery directors, are then provided with a unique exhibition opportunity.

Finalists include Pierfrancesco Celada [HKG], Michelle Chan [HKG] Aakriti Chandervanshi [IND], Liss Fenwick [AUS], JinQin Luo [CHN] and Moe Suzuki [JPN].

Judges will award the acquisitive first prize of $10,000 to an overall winner, with a $1,000 People’s Choice Award, voted by the public throughout the exhibition period.

This award is proudly supported by Alane Fineman.


Fayen Ke-Xiao D'Evie   Pippa Dickson   Gwen Lee   Eriko Noguchi   Miho Odaka   Jim Ramer   Shubigi Rao   Bala Starr   Alexander Supartono   Fiona Sweet

Winner’s announcement: Date TBA

Core program

Ticketed, Festival Pass Required

Open daily 10am – 5pm