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Australian National Maritime Museum announces world premiere ocean photography exhibition to open in November

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14 September 2023

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Australian National Maritime Museum announces world premiere ocean photography exhibition to open in November

Sydney audiences to be the first to see the Ocean Photographer of the Year 2023 exhibition.

In conjunction with the announcement of the 2023 winners of Oceanographic Magazine’s Ocean Photographer of the Year Award in London, the Australian National Maritime Museum is pleased to announce that it is creating the world premiere exhibition due to open on November 16.

All of the 2023 winners and finalists will feature in this first gallery exhibition. This follows the incredible success of open-air showcases of selected winners in London, experienced by more than a million people in each of the last two years.

Museum Director and CEO Ms Daryl Karp said, 'We are so excited to be partnering with Oceanographic Magazine and their extraordinary global competition, Ocean Photographer of the Year. The vision of the team at the magazine has quickly established this photographic competition as one the best in the world.

‘As Australia’s museum of the sea, we have embraced the opportunity to display these amazing images from ocean photographers globally, creating an immersive exhibition experience, while encouraging visitors to consider their role in preserving the oceans around us.’

Ocean Photographer the Year is a celebration of the blue planet, as well as a platform to highlight the many issues it is facing.

Editorial Director of Oceanographic Magazine and the Ocean Photographer of the Year Will Harrison said, ‘We are delighted to be collaborating with the Australian National Maritime Museum to showcase this year’s beautiful and thought-provoking ocean imagery in a ground-breaking event. The exhibition marks the first time all imagery – finalists and winners alike, totalling more than 100 photographs – will be featured together in a physical gallery. It will be a spectacle; I can’t wait for the public to see it.’

The award sees ocean photographers of all disciplines and experience levels, amateurs and professionals alike, invited to submit their most impactful imagery to be judged by a panel of some of the world's leading ocean photographers.

There are 10 categories, with the overall winner crowned the Ocean Photographer of the Year.

The categories are:

  • Ocean Conservation Photographer the Year (Hope)
  • Ocean Conservation Photographer of the Year (Impact)
  • Ocean Adventure Photographer of the Year
  • Ocean Wildlife Photographer of the Year
  • Ocean Fine Art Photographer the Year
  • Ocean Portfolio Award
  • Young Ocean Photographer of the Year
  • Human Connection Award: People and Planet Ocean
  • Female Fifty Fathoms Award

Ocean Photographer of the Year opens at the Australian National Maritime Museum on November 16.

To see all the winners and finalists go to: www.oceanographicmagazine.com/winners-gallery

For further information:

Exhibition:  Steve Riethoff             steve.riethoff@sea.museum                       M: +61 (0)417 047 8374

Awards:  Emma Brown                   info@ocean.photo

 

 

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