The Centre for Contemporary Photography CCP Salon 2013 opened last night and my photo ‘iShadow, 2012’ was awarded Third Drawer Down Most Humorous Image prize.

iShadow Scene from the 2012 wedding in Ballarat showing a bride and groom in a car blinded by a firing camera flash (Albert Ferguson/Aldona Kmiec)

This is the first time I took part in CCP Salon. Super happy that a Ballarat photo won something this year! Opening the exhibition, Minister of the Arts Heidi Victoria mentioned Ballarat Foto Biennale a couple of times. Thanks to the CCP and the sponsors for putting up a fantastic show and thanks to Third Drawer Down for my $250 voucher!!

Biggest thanks to my assistant on that day Albert Ferguson and my fantastic wedding Clients Jo & Hamish who are the subject of this beautiful photograph. CCP Salon is on show until Saturday 14 December, 500 photographs to see

Don’t miss the What makes a great black and white photograph? FREE talk

7 Melbourne identities will have 7 minutes each to make their case for what makes a great black and white photograph. It might be an image they love… or loathe, but it will definitely cause some debate! Come along to join the conversation.
Chaired by Naomi Cass, CCP Director.

Stuart Geddes / Printed matter, mainly books
John Gollings / Specialises in the photography of dead cities in South East Asia
Adam Harding / Director, Horsham Regional Art Gallery
Amita Kirpalani / Writer and Assistant Curator, ACMI
Christine Philips / Lecturer in the RMIT University Architecture Program and host of The Architects on Triple R
Dylan Rainforth / Editor, Art Guide Australia; writer, ‘Space’ visual art column in The Age
Phoebe Whitman / Instagrammer and interior designer

Free Entry
Bookings essential

CCP Salon 2013 Competition Melbourne Centre of Contemporary Photography Aldona Kmiec Photography Ballarat