Australian Photography Awards

A 24-year old Jervis Bay photographer Jordan Robins receives the overall title of Australian Photography magazine’s 2017 Photographer of the Year

For professional wildlife photographers and panel judges Steve and Ann Toon, the secret to the success of Robins’ portfolio was his ability to give the viewer a peak at the turtle’s underwater world. “Although we’re totally immersed in the sea in these images, along with the turtles, we never lose sight or a sense of the world above, and it’s this that adds the spark of magic,” they said.

Jordan Robins, 24, from Jervis Bay took out the overall award of photographer of the year with a series of wildlife images captured at the Great Barrier Reef.
Kristyn Taylor’s portfolio was the result of an extraordinary month-long trip to the Ladakh region in northern India in April 2017. Here, a shepherd leads his camel while framed by a mountain peak. Part of the winning portfolio in the travel category.
Brisbane photographer Matthew Tuffield captured his winning portfolio in the black and white category on crutches while on a week-long visit to Sydney to Melbourne. His friends helped carry his camera gear.

Melbourne’s Yunis Tmeizeh captured these quirky candid street photography images on a trip to New York’s Coney Island last year. They are part of the winning portfolio in the people and portrait category.