Members of the public, community groups, school and university students are invited to a photo exhibition running for two weeks (16 to 27 November) to showcase the winners and shortlisted entrants of the mEYE World Photographic Competition 2015.
The free exhibition features over 50 inspirational photos and is an initiative of Macular Disease Foundation Australia, supported by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia and Nikon Lenswear for Visionaries.
The high profile judging panel included media identity and Patron of Macular Disease Foundation Australia Ita Buttrose, internationally recognised photographer Rex Dupain, and one of Australia’s longest serving news photographers, Alan Pryke.
As head judge Ita Buttrose says she was looking for entrants to show her a little piece of their world, “This competition reminds us to value our vision. Photography captures the world around us like no other medium. The photos entered were magical and showed the personal and creative interpretations of the entrant’s world.”
The mEYE World Photographic Competition Exhibition is being held in the foyer of the new Novartis Macquarie Park campus.
Macular Disease Foundation Australia CEO Julie Heraghty says, “The Foundation is excited to be able, for the first time in the five year history of the competition, to showcase the inspirational work of photographers from across Australia.
“This is a great opportunity for the general public, including community groups and students, to attend this free exhibition – there is even a people’s choice award to win!” said Julie.
Bookings are essential for this free exhibition and can be made by calling 1800 111 709 during business hours.
Viewing times are between 10.00am - 12.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm, weekdays, from Monday 16 to Friday 27 November.
The mEYE World Photographic Competition was established by Macular Disease Foundation Australia to raise awareness of macular disease, the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in Australia. Macular disease includes diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration, both of which can cause vision loss and blindness.
6 November 2015