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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.



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