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Photography Judges

Steve Parish

Kris Anderson

Steve is a passionate and highly motivational speaker, writer, teacher and digital artist, and one of few Australian photographers who can look back over five-plus decades of photography across a range of Australian social and natural history subjects.

Steve pioneered underwater nature photography in association with the Australian Museum which led to his first publishing ventures in the late ’60s and now manages the largest and most comprehensive privately owned photographic library in the nation; it is from this vast resource that he has created all his projects. While many of his featured images are now iconic, others are being seen here in this website and associated Fine Art Gallery and Stock Libraries for the first time.

Steve first started publishing in dive magazines in Australia and New Zealand at the age of 18. Since then, he has shared his work with the Australian community through thousands of publications, talks, exhibitions, and public events.

Kris is a commercial and fine-art photographer, speaker and photographic judge. Based in Brisbane, Kris draws on his experience as a performer and musician to focus on photography for the performing arts: commercial work on branding for performing arts companies, actor headshots, dance photography, and live theatre production photography.

For his personal illustrative photographic work, Kris often explores themes concerned with modern life, mental health, and the impact of technology on people and relationships.

A Master of Photography with the AIPP, NZIPP and WPPI, Kris was recognised in 2017 as the AIPP Australian Illustrative Professional Photographer of the Year.

He has judged print awards for professional photography organisations in Australia and overseas, as well as a wide variety of online image competitions including the Sony Alpha Awards, Rise International Photography Awards and the Asia Pacific Photography Awards. Kris is also a proud EIZO Ambassador

View the photography prizes for this years competition