Documentary

THE 2018 AIPP STATE DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

The winner receives a certificate, trophy and $250 cash

This category is for documentary, press and birth photography. Judges in this category are asked to consider content, composition, impact and narrative quality. Images should depict some aspect of the human condition.

 

CATEGORY RULES AND REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the general rules stipulated HERE

  • All images must have been observed, but not fabricated or directed in any way by the photographer.

  • Entrants may provide a caption to assist the judges in assessing the image properly (see caption guidelines).

  • Entries into this category may be commissioned or self-commissioned.

  • Photographs must be single capture images.

  • It is up to the entrant to ensure there is no attempt to misrepresent reality by manipulating the image’s content, context or meaning through image editing or post-production.

  • Post-production is limited to minor adjustments such as spotting dust and scratches, dodging and burning, and adjusting tonal and colour values. Elements or areas within the image cannot be removed or covered up, nor new elements added. Cropping the image is permitted, as is conversion to black and white.

  • The Awards Team reserves the right to request original raw file(s), transparency(s) or negative(s) and/or to disqualify images where post-processing is deemed to have exceeded acceptable photojournalistic practices.

  • In the instance of birth photography, written consent must be obtained from each medical facility (such as hospital or birth centre) and medical / support personnel where they are easily identifiable in an image.

  • Means of identification include both written content, such as signs, name-tags, medical records and equipment, and visual content such as a person’s face and physical appearance.

  • Wedding photos are eligible as long as they are truly found, not created.

 

PLEASE REFER TO THE POST PROCESSING GUIDELINES HERE