Aussie finalists in Hasselblad Masters

Three Australia photographers – Brisbane-based Glenn Hunt, New York-based Zoe Wetherall, and Victorian Will Dielenberg – are finalists in the 2018 Hasselblad Master contest.

Street/Urban category finalist. Photo: Glenn Hunt

Editor’s Note: We didn’t include another Australian finalist, Ben Thomas, in this article. When viewing the Hasselblad Masters 2018 finalist list, the photographers’ country of origin was not provided and we missed Thomas – who went on to win the Street/Urban category!

Hasselblad boiled the 31,500 entries down to 10 finalists in 11 categories. Hunt is a finalist in the Street/Urban category; Wetherall is a finalist in three categories – Landscape/Nature, Aerial, and Architecture; and Dielenberg is in the Landscape/Nature category.

The contest is open for a public vote until the end of October, which will thin the finalists down. It’s then over to the judges – consisting of Hasselblad Masters, Ambassadors, and imaging experts – to select a winner for each category.

Street/Urban category finalist. Photo: Glenn Hunt.

Hasselblad says the finalists’ images are judged on ‘photographic ability, creativity, compositional skills, conceptual strength and technique – and are acknowledged to have made a compelling contribution to the art of photography’.

Landscape category finalist. Photo: Zoe Wetherall.

Hunt, a professional editorial and commercial photographer, previously worked as a Fairfax photographer but has since moved into freelance. He has images held in the State Library of NSW collection.

Wetherall began her career in Melbourne, but since relocated to the US. She captures landscapes, both natural and man-made. Her photos explore the structured geometry of scenery, whether from land or the air.

Landscape category finalist. Photo: William Dielenberg

Dielenberg is a fine art landscape photographer from the Surf Coast in Victoria, home to the Great Ocean Road. He owns a gallery in Lorne, where he sells prints of landscapes captured in Australia and around the world.

Click here to see the finalists of the 2018 Hasselblad Masters.

Aerial category finalist. Photo: Zoe Wetherall.

Architecture category finalist: Zoe Wetherall.

Landscape category finalist. Photo: William Dielenberg.

Landscape category finalist. Photo: William Dielenberg.

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