Joseph McGlennon wins 2015 Bowness Photography Prize - Art Collector

Joseph McGlennon, Florilegium #1, 2014. Courtesy: the artist

  By Jessa Melicor

This year’s William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize is awarded to Joseph McGlennon for his artwork Florilegium #1, 2014.

McGlennon’s winning artwork was inspired by the work of naturalist Joseph Banks, who accompanied Captain James Cook on his 18th-century global travels, collecting botanicals along the way and compiling his findings in a series of copperplate engravings titled Florilegium. McGlennon constructs his photographs like paintings – with many layers. He is represented by Michael Reid in Sydney.

“The Bowness Photography Prize is the Archibald of Australian photography. To be selected as a finalist is a great achievement. To be the winner is great honour,” says he artist.

The Bowness Photography Prize exhibition runs until 22 November at MGA

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