Category Archives: Awards


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The Last Dance – from work-in-progress ‘Neighbours’  © Sam Harris 2018

I’m delighted, honored and grateful to have two images from my work-in-progress ‘Neighbours’ in this years finalist exhibition of the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize. The exhibition opens Saturday May 5th at Juniper Hall, Paddington, Sydney. The Moran Photo Prize invites photographers to interpret ‘Contemporary Life in Australia’ and of the a prize of $50,000 for the lucky winner! Congratulations and good luck to all the finalists, there are so many great images this year. You can see the 30 finalists images here


Sisters – from work-in-progress ‘Neighbours’ © Sam Harris 2018



The Middle of Somewhere awarded the 2016 AIPP             …  Australian Photography Book Award.

Thank you AIPP! It’s great to see photobooks and the photobook community evolving in Australia and that Australian Photobooks are being recognised at home and internationally. There’s a lot happening with photobooks at the moment,  it’s an exciting time, so I’m over the moon that ‘The Middle of Somewhere’ has received this award! A heartfelt  thanks to everyone involved.



POYi Best Photography Book – FINALIST

POYi TMoSIt was a total surprise and a huge honour to have my book The Middle of Somewhere selected as a finalist at the prestigious Pictures Of the Year International 73. POYi has been around for quite some time and firmly established as one of the worlds leading photographic awards. POYi also run seminars and workshops and are increasingly becoming a center for research, discussion and education.



Aus Photobook of the Year Awards

spread from 'The Middle of Somewhere'

spread from ‘The Middle of Somewhere’

I’m feeling blessed and most grateful. The Middle of Somewhere has won ‘Australian Photobook of the Year – Peoples Choice Award2015, so special to receive this. Thanks to everyone who voted and to Momento Pro & PHOTOBOOK MELBOURNE – it’s wonderful to know that the public enjoyed my book.



Unbelievable!! We won a LUCIE AWARD!!


It’s a massive honour to have my book The Middle of Somewhere and publisher Ceiba Foto WIN Book Publisher of the Year at the 2015 Lucie Awards.

I’m super grateful.

The Lucie Awards is the annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography. The photography community from countries around the globe pay tribute to the most outstanding photography achievements presented at the Gala Awards ceremony. The ceremony was held at Carnegie Hall, New York on October 27, 2015.

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LUCIE award winner : list

The Lucie Awards are a signature program of Lucie Foundation.

Lucie Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization whose three-tiered mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography, worldwide. Lucie Foundation presents a variety of programs throughout the year, including its signature program, The Lucie Awards.



LUCIE Awards

It’s an incredible honour to have my book The Middle of Somewhere and publisher Ceiba Foto nominated for Book Publisher of the Year at this year’s Lucie Awards.

The 13th Annual Lucie Awards are presented by the Lucie Foundation at Carnegie Hall, NYC on October 27, 2015. Congratulations to all the nominees!

The Middle of Somewhere is available from Ceiba, here


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My book ‘The Middle of Somewhere‘ is a finalist at this year’s Guate Photo Festival, Guatemala. 30 books were selected from 1761 international submissions and will be exhibited as part of the festival.

The International Photography Festival GuatePhoto 2015 celebrates its third edition.  The cities of Antigua and Guatemala will become from November 12th to the 30th in scenarios dedicated to contemporary photographic creation; gathering the talent of established and emergent artists, critics, cultural agents, institutions and the general public.


from the series The Middle of Somewhere

‘Uma, Hula Hoop’ 2012 from the series The Middle of Somewhere 2013

I’m honoured to have been selected as a finalist in the 2013 Olive Cotton Award. My image of Uma (from my new series The Middle of Somewhere)  is currently being exhibited along side the other finalists at the Tweed River Art Gallery. Other finalists include Trent Parke, Narelle Autio, Ingvar Keene, Tamara Dean and Lee Grant.

Update: Magnum photographer Trent Parke won this years award and took home a cool $20,000. Congratulations Trent!


I’m happy to announce that two of my images have been purchased by the City of Bunbury as part of the 2013 Bunbury Biennale. They join the cities permanent collection and are now on show at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery.

from the series 'The Middle of Somewhere

One of my images acquired by the City of Bunbury – from the series The Middle of Somewhere


Postcards from Home wins the 36th Annual Galley Club Publishing Awards – Book of the Year & Australian Book of the Year.

Totally unexpected, i’m blown away and greatly humbled… This is the first time ever a self-published / print-on-demand book has won either of the two main titles at the annual publishing awards. Up against major publishing houses such as Thames & Hudson, Penguin, Random House, Harper Collins and Hachette et al, this is a milestone for indie book makers everywhere!

The Galley Club of Sydney encourages and promotes the highest standards of excellence in book and magazine production”.

A special thank you and well done!! goes out to my book making partners Momento Pro Australia for fantastic printing and binding… Teamwork!!

Look inside the Limited Edition of 50 version below:


from the book Postcards from Home © Sam Harris

from the book Postcards from Home © Sam Harris