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Screenshot 2016

The Gallery’s annual student photography prize

The Screenshot 2016 student photo competition was run in association with New matter: recent forms of photography.

This exhibition featured artists who are interested in what a photograph is, rather than what it depicts. It asked: What do you look at when you look at a photograph? Is it the subject represented, or is it the physical form of the photograph itself? Can you see traces of the process used to create the photograph in the work itself?

Students were asked to create a photograph that: represents its subject in an unexpected way, and makes the technique of photography the ‘hero’ of the image.

Prize-winners were selected by the Gallery’s assistant curator, photographs, Isobel Park Philip.

Slideshow of winning and highly commended entries

Click on one of the small images to begin

	Intermediate (Years 7-10)

	WinnerEmily Murphy, Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, Year 8It was a seedpod
  • 	Intermediate (Years 7-10)

	WinnerEmily Murphy, Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, Year 8It was a seedpod
  • 	Intermediate (Years 7-10)

	Highly commendedDima Almansor, Amity College Girls High School, Year 10The realisation
  • 	Intermediate (Years 7-10)

	Highly commendedNatasha Lette, Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, Year 9Space
  • 	Senior (Years 11-12)

	WinnerIsabella Rooney, Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, Year 11Seed pods
  • 	Senior (Years 11-12)

	Highly commendedOlivia Arslan, Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, Year 11Shattered love

Intermediate (Years 7-10)

Winner

Emily Murphy, Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, Year 8
It was a seedpod

Highly commended

Dima Almansor, Amity College Girls High School, Year 10
The realisation

Natasha Lette, Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, Year 9
Space

Senior (Years 11-12)

Winner

Isabella Rooney, Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, Year 11
Seed pods

Highly commended

Olivia Arslan, Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, Year 11
Shattered love

No works in the junior category