Tajette O'Halloran wins third place and a share in $10,000 grant for her Portrait of Humanity image

Priscilla Falcón Moeller, Georgina Goodwin and Tajette O’Halloran will each receive a share of $10,000 to create a project exploring their interpretation of humanity

This image immediately stuck in my mind as a moment of connection that embodies humanity
— Tajette O'Halloran

In third place is Tajette O’Halloran’s self-portrait “You Can Post This After I Die”. The photograph was taken with her grandmother at her condominium in Boca Raton, Florida, where she lived in a retirement village. “I decided to enter the photograph into Portrait of Humanity as my grandma had recently died, and I had started to revisit some of the images she said I could share after she was gone,” explains O’Halloran. “This image immediately stuck in my mind as a moment of connection that embodies humanity.” 

“Coming in third place has enabled me to consider project ideas that have not felt possible to produce financially until now,” says O’Halloran. “Hearing that my work was in the top three was completely unexpected.”

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MAGGIE DIAZ PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE FOR WOMEN

‘Untitled’ from my In Australia series has been selected as a finalist in the Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women! The exhibition will open at Brightspace Gallery St Kilda on August 2nd and run through until August 17.

ABOUT MAGGIE DIAZ

American born, Maggie Diaz was a trailblazer for Australian women photographers. Diaz arrived in Melbourne alone and on a one-way ticket in 1961 and soon established herself as one of our leading commercial photographers. No small feat for a time when women were placed firmly in front of the camera, prompting The Age newspaper of 1964 to report that ‘A series of photographs which form part of the interior design of the new 3AW studios in the Southern Cross Plaza are the work of a woman.’