Victorian wins portrait prize
THE sixth annual Josephine Ulrick National Photography Prize for portraiture was been taken out by Victorian Jacqueline Mitelman with a photograph of cartoonist Michael Leunig.
It proved to be a Trans-Pacific celebration for Ms Mitelman who was visiting family in the United States when informed of her win and then rang through to the Tweed River Art Gallery, "thrilled" with her success.
She thanked the subject, Michael Leu- nig, for not only agreeing to being photographed but also being an inspiration with his cartoons. Ms Metilman won $5000 for her entry.
One of the highly commended awards went to Wendy McDougall of Sydney for her portrait of Reg Mombassa, the man behind the Mambo clothing designs. The other went to Toowoomba photography student Sandy Kelly who impressed with her rendering of past work by 19th century photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.
The Jospehine Ulrick National Photography Prize will remain on exhibition at the gallery until Sunday, November 7.