First Conference Keynote Speakers announced

We are pleased to be able to present our first lineup of speakers (more to come) for the Australian Photographic Prize Conference, September 9th and 10th.

Kris Anderson

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Brisbane theatre and performance photographer Kris Anderson has a knack for creating rich storytelling images. Kris leverages his experience as a performer and musician, focusing his commercial work on branding for performing arts companies, actor headshots, dance photography, and live theatre production photography. A Master of Photography with the AIPP, NZIPP and WPPI, Kris is the 2019 AIPP Epson Queensland Professional Photographer of the Year. Kris’ illustrative work is instantly recognisable, tapping into dark, emotive themes of everyday life that resonate with everyone. He frequently explores narratives concerned with modern life, mental health, and the impact of technology on people and relationships. His illustrative compositions have earned Gold awards at state, national and international levels, and in 2017 he was recognised as the AIPP Australian Illustrative Photographer of the Year.

Kelly Brown

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Internationally awarded photographer Kelly Brown creates fine-art portraiture that has a purity and beauty that is recognised worldwide. Capturing timeless images of innocence in those first few precious moments of life, Kelly has inspired many photographers over the last 15 years to grow through her teachings, events and workshops and is a speaker, host and judge at numerous photography conferences & competitions worldwide.

Kelly has received over 25 international awards for her work, created 60 education courses, sold thousands worldwide and has published 2 books