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Head Off Landscape Prize: Natasha Murray « Previous | |Next »
July 26, 2013

The Sydney-based Head On Photo Festival had a landscape prize. Their approach to the landscape was very broad as it encompassed ‘large vista’ images of natural environment (land or sea), urban or industrial settings. It also included people provided these were ‘incidental’ rather than the main subject matter.

I entered but I didn't make the cut. The finalists can be seen here. An example of the broad approach to landscape is Natasha Murray's picture of Hong Kong's high rise taken through a hotel room window, 25 floors up.

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Natasha Murray, Day #365, 2012, part of an ongoing series Since I Left You

It's a great image. In 2012 her work was included in Instaburb: 50 Images of Australian Suburbia, the first curated collection of Australian mobile photography.

The above image is an urbanscape. There is no land in the picture at all. The Head On festival's approach is akin to a category mistake conflating land and urban.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 1:36 PM |