Eddie James, Highly Commended 2023 GradFoto

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale presents the GradFoto 2023 exhibition, showcasing twenty-one finalists from ten universities across Australia and for the first time, New Zealand. This award celebrates the artistic excellence of graduating students, open to emerging contemporary artists and graduating students from selected Australian institutions whose artistic practice uses photography as its primary medium.

Three Highly Commended entries were awarded for their work.

Eddie James for their series Sedimentary Equilibrium, 2023. International judge Virginia Woods-Jack said, ‘It is exciting to see cross-disciplinary endeavours executed so well. You are challenging viewers’ perceptions of the photographic medium whilst asking them to reflect on their role as stewards of the planet in a resolved manner. Congratulations, and I look forward to following along with your practice.’