Dean Sewell - A dry Argument
1st prize @ The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize 2009
A dry river, a grounded boat, a parasol closed. And a storm coming. With a promise of change.
The communicativeness of this photograh is so effective... isn't it?
I'm not the only one who thinks so and infact it has just won The Moran Contemporary Phootographic Prize, the biggest photo award in Australia. The author, Dan Sewell has won 80,000 australian dollars.
The background of the image is the dry river bed of the Murray-Darling Basin and the drought-stricken land of Australia. Murray River is Australia's largest river but the terrible drought (one of the causes of the terrible blazes of the last weeks) has made it that way. At least until the rain.
Visit the The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize website to see many other great pictures