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APPAs: Documenting India on the fly

Brisbane photographer Mick Porter named 2019 AIPP Australian Documentary Photographer of the Year, presented a portfolio consisting of four images captured in Japan and India.


Pic: Mick Porter, 2019 AIPP Australian Documentary Photographer of the Year.

The Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) awards presentation is the finale to three days of intense photography judging by experts in the photographic industry.

Mick, 50, from the southern Brisbane suburb of Annerley, works in IT when he is not running his photography business.

Pic: Mick Porter, 2019 AIPP Australian Documentary Photographer of the Year.

‘I was ecstatic to win the AIPP 2019 Australian Documentary Photographer of the Year,’ he said. ‘I have worked as a professional wedding photographer since 2013, however over the years I’ve become increasingly passionate about documentary-style travel photography.’

‘I first visited India in 2013, and became enthralled with the people and culture.  There is always something interesting happening, and the people are so engaging and passionate about their culture.

‘I was assisting with a tour with Venture Photography when I photographed my image of the pigeons racing,’ he explained. ‘Pigeons are a hotly-contested sport in Delhi, and the flocks must fly out against the wind and then return to their owner’s rooftop.

‘It’s a spectacular sight at sunset, and I was really pleased to be able to capture the movement of the returning flock.’

Mick Porter also took out the title 2019 AIPP Australian Photographic Book of the Year for his book which consisted of images from his travels through Japan.

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