Congratulations to Joshua Holko who just wrapped up with 2014 Australian Professional Photography Awards with four entries on Somerset Museum Rag and all scored coveted Silver with Distinction Awards.
Widely regarded by many as the toughest photographic competition in the world today, APPA remains one of the few world wide competitions where the finished ‘print’ is judged (in the vast majority of categories) by a panel of professional photographers who are each considered experts in their chosen specialities.
Joshua Holko chose to enter the Science, Wildlife and Wild Place category because this category has very rigid rules on image manipulation that are consistent with his own ethics for minimalist post production techniques.
Not only did Joshua Holko enter the APPA awards, but he also participated as a judge for the first time. You can watch the judging of his photographs here.
Congratulations to Karen Dobia as well who took this ‘homage to Polar explorers’ photograph of me earlier this year. The photograph scored a highly coveted Gold Award in the Illustrative category. We are proud to say this was also printed on Somerset Museum Rag.