Winners announced for the Sunshine photography competition.
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SBS Learn
24 Aug 2017 - 1:17 PM  UPDATED 18 Oct 2017 - 5:54 PM

To celebrate the launch of SBS's new drama series, Sunshine, we’ve teamed up with the Centre for Contemporary Photography and Brimbank City Council to give people a chance to tell the story of their community through photographs.

Whether they work, live or study in Sunshine, or have a strong connection to the suburb, they'll be learning the basics of photography to help prepare them to create a series for exhibition.

Competition winners:

  • Deng Amad
  • Paul Ambler
  • Wally Elnour
  • Shannyn Lee Ducret
  • Piath Mathiang
  • Stuart Murdoch
  • Anh Phan
  • Rachel Pocock

The workshops take place throughout September, with the final artworks going on display at a public exhibition at the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre from 18 October to 30 November.

Follow the hashtag #SunshinePhotoProject on Instagram for updates.

Click here to view the Sunshine Photo Project online gallery!


About the series:

Sunshine is a four-part drama series set in the working class Melbourne suburb of Sunshine. It is in this humble suburb that our South Sudanese protagonist, Jacob Garang, resides; a star basketballer with dreams of becoming a pro-basketball player.

Running parallel to Jacob’s sporting aspirations and life within Sunshine’s South Sudanese community is a high-stakes criminal investigation. Police are hunting down the perpetrator of a violent assault, which has left a young teenage girl from the prestigious suburb of Templestowe in a coma fighting for her life.

Sunshine is a vibrant, kinetic and compelling hybrid drama that explores a world of contrasts - truth and reconstruction, past and present, hope and heartbreak – felt by those forging a new life in a foreign land.

The series premieres on SBS in October 2017.