Kelly Tunney

Born and raised in Canberra, a current hotbed of fine photography in Australia.

Kelly Tunney originally followed a traditional path, but a couple of years working as a public servant soon cured her of that. After deciding that the clarinet was not her way to fame and fortune (no, that realisation didn’t come on band camp), Kelly decided that photography was her way to be awesome, and it’s been her life ever since.

Her images embody the way she relates to the world – they’re candid, honest, fearless and warm; and they always manage to find the amazing in everyone. Kelly relishes in the agony and ecstasy of imagining and creating contrasts to play with in her images. She secretly enjoy the rush that comes with the fear of pushing boundaries as far as they can be moved.
Kelly is the current 2017 ACT AIPP Wedding Photographer of the Year and also, the 2015 AIPP Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year (the first Female to ever win the prestigious award in it’s 40+ year history). She was also recently awarded the NZIPP International Photographer of the Year and gained First Place at WPPI Wedding Creative Category.

  • 2017 NZIPP International Photographer of the Year
  • 2017 ACT AIPP Wedding Photographer of the Year
  • 2017 WPPI First Place Award Creative Wedding Contemporary
  • 2016 ACT AIPP Professional Photographer of the Year
  • 2016 ACT AIPP Wedding Photographer of the Year
  • 2015 AIPP Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year
  • 2015 ACT AIPP Wedding Photographer of the Year
  • 2014 ACT AIPP Wedding Photographer Finalist
  • 2013 ACT AIPP Wedding Photographer of the Year
  • 2012 ACT AIPP Professional Photographer of the Year
  • 2012 ACT AIPP Wedding Photographer of the Year
  • 2012 ACT AIPP Creative Photographer of the Year
  • 2012 ACT AIPP Wedding Album of the Year
  • Telstra ACT Young Business Woman of the Year

 

Competition Categories

Open Category The open category is open to Professionals who earn a full or part time income from photography. This is the inaugural year for the Australian Portrait Prize, it is a national...
Amateur Category The amateur category can only be entered by people who earn under $1000 per year in income from photography. Income and prizes from winning photography competitions is not counted....
Student Category The student category can only be entered by students in academic years 10,11 or 12. Any student earning an income from photography will be disqualified from entering the student...

Judges

Kelly Tunney Born and raised in Canberra, a current hotbed of fine photography...
Peter Eastway APP-L, G.M. Photog., Hon. FAIPP, FNZIPP, Hon. FNZIPP, FAIPP...
Damien Bowerman AIPP M. Photog lll Damien Bowerman is a Melbourne Based...