30 August 2013

Official Opening 2013 Fremantle International Portrait Prize

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettit
Theo Fakos receives his award Award from Ric Forlano
More than 200 people attended the official opening of the 2013 Fremantle International Portrait Prize. The Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettit officially opened teh exhibition and praised the organizers for establishinga major international art event in Fremantle.

 2013 FiPP Committee
Lawrie Beilin presents Stef King with her award
Catering was courtesy of the generaous support of Tasty Express in Fremantle with music by the Mill Point Quartet. Guests saw two hundred of the best images projected onto the big screen.

Opening night volunteers
Anna Gorge accepting the winner's medal
on behalf of Goran Jovic from Croatia
The major prizes were presented by Ric Forlano, CEO of the Arthritis and Osteporosis Foundation of Western Australia. Paparazzi photography by Angelique Lee.

29 August 2013

FiPP 2013 Exhibition Closes Sunday 1 Sept

Highly commended: Jackie Tran (South Australia) 'London Rising'**

First Prize
Goran Jovic 'Rain Boy'
Splitsko-Dalmatinska, Croatia
AU$5000 cash, inscribed winner's medallion plus $250 Momento voucher

Second Prize
Charmaine Heyer 'Dog's Best Friend'
Mooroobool, Queensland
Nikon D800 +50mm lens plus $150 Momento voucher

Third Prize
John Coxon 'Lady with Pipe'
Kotara South, New South Wales
Apple iPad Mini plus $100 Momento voucher

Print Handlers' Prizes
Istvan Kerekes 'Tearful Eyes'
Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary
GoPro Hero 3 Black edition camera

Theo Fakos 'Sadness has a Name'
Dianella, Western Australia
GoPro Hero 3 Black edition camera

Highly Commended
(recipients receive certificates of commendation)

Philip Blenkinsop 'Freedom Fighter'
Thailand and Nedlands, Australia

Fabricio Benavidez 'The Men of the Family'
Entre Rios, Argentina

Stefanie King 'Faith'
Mullaloo, Western Australia

Jackie Tran 'London Rising'
Ingle Farm, South Australia

The FiPP 2013 Exhibition closes on Sunday 1 September. See 82 of the world's best contemporary portraiture. The exhibition is open 10am-4pm daily at the Moores Contemporary Art Building in Henry St Fremantle.

  Free entry

**London Rising (The Story)
'London -steeped with traditions. Everyday I hear stories from Syria or Egypt and how the world dies just a little bit more. I want to hear about hedonistic pleasures, to see the shackles of conservatism and traditions. We boarded the Tube in the peak hour and I told my friends to strip and pose in front of the affluent passengers departing Kensington station. To remind them of what they are missing.'

26 August 2013

Second Prize - Fremantle International Portrait Prize 2013

Photo: Charmaine Heyer

Second Prize in the 2013 Fremantle International Portrait Prize went to Charmaine Heyer from Mooroobool, Queensland, Australia.

The Story:
This is a story about Roger and Jessie, his border collie. Jessie is getting very old now, her mobility is quite limited. Roger does all he can with medication and love to make her life more comfortable. Roger is such a wonderful dog handler - a Super Master.

'La Maschera Più Bella' - Venice

FiPP Finalist Lidia D'Opera shot 'La Maschera Più Bella' in Venice.

Photo: Lidia D'Opera

The Story:
'The Carnival in Venice is celebrated prior to Lent. History depicts a celebration whereby revellers would enjoy several weeks of partying to rid their pantry of meat prior to the 40 days of fasting. Today, the 18th century traditions continue ... with day and night street parties, balls and events whereby revellers dress in costumes and masks'

One of 82 remarkable portrait images on display for just one week at teh Moores Building in Henry St Fremantle 10am-4pm daily. Exhibition closes Sept 1

The Forgotten Soul

Photo: Stuart Shepherd
FiPP 2013 Finalist Stuart Shepherd's 'The Forgotten Soul' from Coodanup, Western Australia.
One of 82 remarkable portrait images on display for just one week at teh Moores Building in Henry St Fremantle 10am-4pm daily. Exhibition closes Sept 1.
Free entry. Catalogues $5. T shirts $25

25 August 2013

2013 FiPP Exhibition 24 Aug - 1 March. One week only.

The remarkable portrait images of the 2013 Fremantle International Portrait Prize are being exhibited for just ONE week at the Moores Building, Henry St Fremantle from 24 Aug to 1 Sept 10am-4pm daily.

Goran Jovic from Croatia wins 2013 Fremantle International Portrait Prize

Congratulations Goran Jovic, winner of the 2013 Fremantle International Portrait Prize.

From Splitsko-Dalmatinska in Croatia, Goran's image 'Rain Boy' was the unanimous choice of the three judges.

Photo: Goran Jovic

The Story
'This photograph was made during my volunteer work with an aid association in Ngorongoro Tanzania. I was attending a Masai tribe ceremony in Aljanemalok village. After the ceremony, I was in shut with the Masai Chief sharing some food when I saw this boy standing in the rain almost as if he was hypnotised. I'm still not sure if his expression was about food or about the white man in the village. The Chief would not let me share my food with the kid saying that kids need to show respect to the older ones. In any event, I grabbed my camera and took this shot'

Goran wins AU$5000 cash, an inscribed FiPP 2013 medallion anda AU$250 Memento voucher.

01 August 2013

Finalists published

List of Finalists in the Fremantle International Portrait Prize published. 

To read list of finalists go to: http://www.fremantleportraitprize.org.au/news.htm