Harry Culy is a Te Whanganui-a-Tara based photographer working within the expanded documentary photography tradition, challenging us to re-examine our understanding of people, place and home.

The selection panel chose Harry for the award because "Harry’s photographs are outstanding. And alongside that, his press company Bad News Books cements him as a wonderful advocate for high quality photography and the arts."

Culy’s practice comes from an urgent desire to record the world around him. He often works on long-term projects that span a number of years, frequently returning to places and communities that he has a personal connection to. He uses this process to examine everyday contemporary life in both Australia and Aotearoa through photography. Alongside his photography work, Culy runs a small press photobook company called Bad News Books.

You can view images of all Harry's works on Jhana Millers' website here.