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Kiss My Camera 2013 winners

6 Feb

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Presented every year by the Western Australian Museum and West Australian Music as part of the WAM Festival, Kiss My Camera is a music photography competition that showcases the exciting and dynamic work of WA’s music photography community. Demonstrating a distinct WA flavour, all images feature either a WA or touring artist in a WA venue or location.

Culminating in an exhibition of 50 images at the Western Australian Museum, the images selected for the exhibition showcased an amazing snapshot of WA’s constantly evolving music scene and highlighted the vital role music photographers play in promoting original WA music.

The 2013 Kiss My Camera exhibition took place 9 November to 8 December, featuring 32 WA artists. Amber Bateup took home the “Best Live” prize for her image of local legends Mink Mussel Creek, and Robert Simeon’s striking photograph of Perth-based electronic artist Kucka saw him take out the “Best Portrait” award. Both winners received a $500 cash prize raised by a successful WAM crowdfunding campaign and a vintage Polaroid goodie bag courtesy of sponsors Pigeonhole Presents The Impossible Project.

Bateup Amber MMC

Simeon Robert-Kucka

Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts Australian Government

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.