2016 Calendar

 

 

 

We have sold out of the 2016 calendar but you can view it by clicking on the image on the left, or here!

2016 Winner Statement

Katherine Temple was the winner of our 2016 Calendar project with her image being selected as the cover image for the 2016 Calendar (above). In addition, she photographed the image below, which was also featured in the calendar.

Katherine has written the following statement about her experience of the project:

 

The MySydney Calendar was an amazing project. I love the way everyone was treated with respect regardless of the fact that some people homeless and have mental health project or Down Syndrome.

I believe everyone in the world is a beautiful gift from God and should be valued equally. MySydney showed that the City has many other faces beside in the postcards. Through the photographs and written material.

I had a chance to show what was deeply in my heart and to communicate my own secret thought about how I am connected to specific parts of Sydney.

I also think the MySydney project increased the confidence of all involved.

Thank you.
— KATHERINE TEMPLE
 

2016 Expert Panel

A big thank you to our panel of judges who met to select the top images created by participants of our 2016 Photography Competition.

 

JOEL COLEMAN

Joel is an iconic photographer based in Manly, Sydney. Find out more about Joel here:  www.joelcoleman.com

 

ANTHONY HEALY (ARPS, AFIAP)

Tony Healy has been taking photographs for about 45 years.  Initially he specialised in Nature Photography and in this area was awarded an Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society. He has been a judge in this category on a number of occasions for both the Sydney International Exhibition of Photography and the Royal Easter Show Salon.  This combined with his photographic activities earned him an Artiste of Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique. He has co-authored two books one on Australian animals and the other on Insects, authored two sets of study prints on Insects & Aquatic Organisms and contributed a significant number of photographs to the Collins publication "Australian Encyclopaedia" as well as photographs to various otherpublications. 

Since retiring he has done a considerable amount of traveling.

He is now a member of the Digital Image Group of the Royal Photographic Society. Since the demise of Kodak Kodachrome film he has converted to digital imaging and would like to sell a lot of his acquired “wet” photographic equipment. A venture in which he is not alone.

 

SALLY MCINERNEY

Sally’s passion for photography is only exceeded by her passion for humanity. You can find out more about sally here: www.sallymcinerney.com

 

MIKE O'CONNOR

Mike is the Editor of Australian Photography Magazine

 

2016 Photography Competition

Our 2016 photography competition that will create the 2017 MySydney Calendar is in full swing!

In 2016, MySydney have been sponsored by Fujifilm Australia who generously provided 100 single use cameras for the competition. These cameras were distributed in July and August to those experiencing homelessness at two main events – Sydney Homeless ConnectWestern Sydney Homeless Connect and through shelters throughout Greater Sydney. The participants in the competition had 5 days to take pictures of their lives and what inspired them.

In late August these photos were collected and printed, before being submitted to a panel of judges to select the top 20 images for our exhibition. The pictures have also been returned to participants, and we have documented the often very moving stories that accompany them.

We have an exhibition scheduled for the month of October at Lentil as Anything, Newtown. This exhibition will feature the top 20 images as selected by our expert panel. It will provide the public with an opportunity to interact with the participants, see their work showcased, and vote for their favourite photos.

The favourite 13 images, as voted by the public, will be collated and used to create the 2017 MySydney calendar. This will feature blurbs about each photo and a short bio on each winning photographer who captured the image.

We will be raising funds for the printing of the 2017 Calendar with a KickStarter campaign from October. You can also pre-purchase your copy of the calendar now! Please support us here!