2016 Expert Panel

A big thank you to our panel of judges who met to select the top images created by participants of our 2016 Photography Competition.



Joel is an iconic photographer based in Manly, Sydney. Find out more about Joel here:



Tony Healy has been taking photographs for about 45 years.  Initially he specialised in Nature Photography and in this area was awarded an Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society. He has been a judge in this category on a number of occasions for both the Sydney International Exhibition of Photography and the Royal Easter Show Salon.  This combined with his photographic activities earned him an Artiste of Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique. He has co-authored two books one on Australian animals and the other on Insects, authored two sets of study prints on Insects & Aquatic Organisms and contributed a significant number of photographs to the Collins publication "Australian Encyclopaedia" as well as photographs to various otherpublications. 

Since retiring he has done a considerable amount of traveling.

He is now a member of the Digital Image Group of the Royal Photographic Society. Since the demise of Kodak Kodachrome film he has converted to digital imaging and would like to sell a lot of his acquired “wet” photographic equipment. A venture in which he is not alone.



Sally’s passion for photography is only exceeded by her passion for humanity. You can find out more about sally here:



Mike is the Editor of Australian Photography Magazine


2016 Photography Competition

Our 2016 photography competition that will create the 2017 MySydney Calendar is in full swing!

In 2016, MySydney have been sponsored by Fujifilm Australia who generously provided 100 single use cameras for the competition. These cameras were distributed in July and August to those experiencing homelessness at two main events – Sydney Homeless ConnectWestern Sydney Homeless Connect and through shelters throughout Greater Sydney. The participants in the competition had 5 days to take pictures of their lives and what inspired them.

In late August these photos were collected and printed, before being submitted to a panel of judges to select the top 20 images for our exhibition. The pictures have also been returned to participants, and we have documented the often very moving stories that accompany them.

We have an exhibition scheduled for the month of October at Lentil as Anything, Newtown. This exhibition will feature the top 20 images as selected by our expert panel. It will provide the public with an opportunity to interact with the participants, see their work showcased, and vote for their favourite photos.

The favourite 13 images, as voted by the public, will be collated and used to create the 2017 MySydney calendar. This will feature blurbs about each photo and a short bio on each winning photographer who captured the image.

We will be raising funds for the printing of the 2017 Calendar with a KickStarter campaign from October. You can also pre-purchase your copy of the calendar now! Please support us here!


2016 Exhibition

Exhibition Open From 26 September To 30 October

We are excited to announce that the exhibition of the 2016 MySydney Photography Competition is now open!!

The exhibition will run from 26th September to 30th October at Lentil as Anything 391 King Street, Newtown, NSW 2042.

We are holding an official exhibition opening event on Saturday 1 October at 3pm and would love to see you there!

Please see our facebook page for the most up to date information on the opening event.

The exhibition will also provide the opportunity for the public to vote for their favourite images, that will be featured in the 2017 MySydney calendar. Voting closes on 9 October.