Patrons - Old May 2023

Our generous supporters helped us bring ground-breaking new art to the streets of Melbourne, and so much more.

Hoda Afshar, from the series [Agonistes], 2021, commissioned by Photo Australia for PHOTO 2021. Photo by J Forsyth.

Hoda Afshar, from the series Agonistes, 2021, commissioned by Photo Australia for PHOTO 2021. Photo by J Forsyth.

We would like to warmly thank our patrons for their support towards PHOTO 2022. Through donations we commissioned new work and delivered a major state-wide biennial that celebrated the very best photography from Australia and around the world.

Founding Patrons

Bill Bowness AO
Mark Henry
Naomi Milgrom AC


Visionary $20,000+

Jo Horgan and Peter Wetenhall
Michael and Emily Tong


Champion $10,000+

Tony Osmond and Fiona Griffiths
Linda Herd
Peter Jopling AM QC
Bruce Parncutt AO


Benefactor $5,000+

Morena Buffon and Santo Cilauro
Milton and Penny Harris
Ricci Swart AM


Supporter $1000+

David Clouston & Michael Schwarz


Friend $200+

Kim Tobin


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.

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