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PA Hospital staff member wins prestigious Moran Photographic prize

31 October 2014

Cancer Workforce Development Officer, Suzanne McCorkell has won the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize for 2014 for her work titled ‘Time out from Training’.

Suzanne said her two passions, professional photography and cancer care, inspired her to accept the invitation to be a Scar Stories photographer.

“I love that Scar Stories aims to empower young people who are living with cancer,” she said.

“Imagery evokes emotion, and emotion resonates with people. My winning image is juxtaposition as it showcases toned athletes embraced in a beautiful still serene space, then again when the eye travels down and their amputations are revealed. There are several stories being told in this image.”

Suzanne is overwhelmed to be acknowledged by the Moran Arts Foundation and the highly acclaimed judges.  “I feel honoured to have photographed two very inspiring people as part of the Scar Stories campaign.”

“Not only are Chris and Bridie training and competing on the international circuit, they also provide education and mentoring for other people with disability. If that doesn’t send a message about overcoming adversity, nothing will,” Suzanne said.

The Moran Arts Foundation supports the Arts in Australia, and fosters portraiture skills and excellence in photography. The School Workshop Program encourages children to be imaginative and creative, building valuable skills and confidence.

The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize invites photographic entries that interpret ‘Contemporary Life in Australia’ with an emphasis on day-to-day life. Aside from the amazing message Suzanne’s work conveys about living with cancer, the 2014 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize of $50,000 was a nice bonus.

Suzanne’s work is now the property of the Moran Arts Foundation and can be viewed at Juniper Hall in Paddington, Sydney.

Photo: Suzanne McCorkell with her 2014 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize winning image.

Last updated 6 March 2015
Last reviewed 6 March 2015

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