Be part of Australia's most exciting photography biennial.

Atong Atem, Surat, Installation view, PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography. Commissioned by Photo Australia. Photo: Will Hamilton-Coates

Australian & New Zealand Photobook Awards

We’re looking for exceptional photobooks to enter the Australian & New Zealand Photobook Awards, co-presented with Photo Collective.

All shortlisted photobooks will be on display and winners will be announced at PHOTO 2024 Photobook Weekend, 23–24 March. Plus, there’s up to $3000 in prizes up for grabs.

Here’s your chance to enter your photobook for the award into one of three categories:
Photobook, Student or Pre-press (for digital books yet to be physically published).

Applications are open until 22 January 2024.


PHOTO 2024 volunteers play an important role in the successful delivery of the biennial, with a focus on our lively events program. We are looking for friendly and passionate people to help us make PHOTO 2024 an unforgettable experience.

Applications close 30 January 2024

The open call invites emerging, mid-career and established artists and photographers to submit proposals to work with PHOTO Australia in the delivery of temporary public artwork that transform Melbourne’s streets, laneways and public spaces into an outdoor gallery of contemporary photography.

Applications are reviewed by PHOTO Australia’s network of curatorial advisors at institutions in Australia and overseas. Applications by First Nations artists, or addressing First Nations issues, are reviewed by PHOTO Australia’s First Nations Advisory Committee.

The PHOTO 2024 Open Call is now closed.

The PHOTO 2026 Open Call will take place in Summer 2025.

Photobook Market

We are seeking expressions of interest from photographers, artists, publishers and students to participate in a Photobook Market at PHOTO 2024’s Photobook Weekend, which will also feature a full program of talks, book launches, publishing workshops and exclusive displays of some of the world’s most important photobook awards. This is your opportunity to promote, sell and network all things photobooks. As a participant, you’ll be joining a line-up of leading artists, publishers, designers, and photobook advocates.


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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March