The IRIS Award is an international prize recognising new and outstanding portraiture in photographic art. The criteria for selection focuses on portraits that are unique, compelling and engaging whilst maintaining excellence in photography.
The award is open to photographic artists from all over the world and will culminate in a professional group exhibition of finalists' work at the Perth Centre for Photography. Finalists will have their work promoted online, and will also have the chance to win three cash prizes.
First Prize $ 3000
Student prize $ 1000
Commendation prize $ 500
Image: © Chris Bowes, First Impression, Winner 2016 IRIS AWARD