Sam Harris - 2016 AIPP Australian Photography Book of the Year
'I'm delighted to win this award! i really am very grateful and honoured.
It's great to see photobooks and the photobook community evolving in Australia and that Australian Photobooks are being recognised at home and internationally. There's a lot happening with photobooks, it's certainly an exciting time. Photobooks are a great way to get inspiration and also to share our work. I believe photobooks are the ultimate destination for photography, so I'm over the moon that 'The Middle of Somewhere' has received this award! Thanks to everyone involved'.
Sam Harris is an internationally acclaimed photographer and a teacher, based in Western Australia. Prior to relocating to Australia Sam photographed record covers and portraits for numerous recording artists in the London music industry and shot magazine assignments around the world for major international publications.
His 2015 photobook The Middle of Somewhere received a prestigious Lucie Award as well as Australian Photobook of the Year 2015 - People's Choice Award and was a finalist in POYi, Les Rencontres d’Arles Book Award & GuatePhoto.
His photographs have been exhibited internationally and hang in public and private collections.