Fusion Festival Photography Competition Gallery
This gallery features images submitted to the 2018 Fusion Festival "Faces of Fusion" Photography competition by students and staff of Southern Cross University and of TAFE and the Senior College at Coffs Harbour Education campus.
Congratulations to all who entered and shared some beautiful and interesting photos.
Fusion Festival 2018 "Faces of Fusion" Photography Competition
First Prize Winner – “East and West Fusion Offspring”, photo by: Naomi Lai "East and West Fusion Offspring". East and West fusion marriage. Our children rejoice in their Chinese heritage as they grow up in country NSW.
Second Prize Winner – “Ingwe” photo by: Will Gaildraud.
"Ingwe". I took this portrait while travelling in South Africa for a friends upcoming exhibition of murals that he would do around the city of Johannesburg.
Third Prize Winner – “Diversity in the Lab” photo by: Liam Bolitho.
"Diversity in the Lab". Assoc. Prof. Kirsten Benkendorff her diverse group of Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers work collaboratively in the marine environmental chemistry laboratory.
Commended – “Afghanistan – blue eyes in the Great Mosque of Herat” photo by: Jean S Renouf.
"Afghanistan - Blue eyes in the Great Mosque of Herat". I took this picture in Herat’s Great Mosque, Afghanistan, as I found those blue eyes fitting with the mosque’s blue tiles.
Commended – "Women of Fusion Festival" photo by: Jimzeena LeCerf.
Coffs Harbour campus Fusion Festival 2018: the beautiful and diverse faces that makes the day. Ethiopian, Eritrean, Thai, Vietnamese and Maldivian women that contributed to the success of the festival. Dancers, stallholders...
Commended – “Sea of Fusion Faces watching the young Yazidis" photo by: Jimzeena LeCerf.
A sea of faces watching the young Syrian Yazidis dancing. It was a moment that will remain in memory of most in the crowd. These new migrants to the area has enriched our diverse region in immeasurable ways.
"Lighthouse 360". Myself and a bunch of random people watching the sunset up at the Byron Bay Lighthouse.
"Shower of Power". A 360 degree 'tiny planet' of me spinning steel wool in my front yard. This is a 20 sec single exposure.
"Friendship". Two friends enjoying the sunset in Battambang, Cambodia.
"Neon Warrior." This photo is the result of a light-painting session with my friend Ky. I used a Magilight to create the pattern behind her while she stood super still for 13 secs.
"Fusion of cultures". Visiting local students in Sumatra during SCU's New Colombo Trip in February 2018.
"Tokyo Seafarers Festival" A festival in the fish market area of Tokyo to celebrate and wish good luck to seafarers.
"Radiance and Joy". This image captures a moment where radiance and joy are felt by my daughter. She celebrates being born to a mix of cultures.
"Peaocock Ratha" (car). It is hand made art using modern tool to celebrate Indian festival. Me and my husband together design it and created it from scratch.
"Eat, greet, laugh". A chance to meet eat and laugh, always appreciated. Fusion Festival 2018 Lismore campus.
"54591 Grains". Photo of a beach scene, removing the image of sand while still describing the setting as a beach setting.
"Dawn of a new day". This photo is what I truly believe in for Fusion.
"Follow" Photo taken on old film camera and scanned. The photo is a representation of a calling I must listen to, follow til the end.
"As seen through the flower bushes". And there through the clearing a saw a woman listening attentively to the flowers. Kindness. I take comfort in this thought.
"Mani at Ballina Farmers Market". Mani at the original Ballina Farmers Market selling his many fruit & veg to the locals. He now has a store at Ballina Fair.
"Flying mortarboards". In the end, we all want to throw those mortarboards up in the air! Seen at Gold Coast graduation, December, 2017.
"Five loaves". Five Loaves comes to Uni Wednesdays weekly and provides free lunch for ALL students, valued free service with huge lines a place to meet 'n greet.
"Give me 5" for the fusion festival at Southern Cross University.
"Night mirror". Lightning effect in the darkness.
"Burj Khalifa". The elegance of world's tallest building.
"Light". A blend of cultures, countries, and friendships inspired by love.
"Universal Snack". Food court at the SCU Fusion festival comprising with Aboriginal members and internationals.
"Chasing Geishas": Seeing a real Geisha around streets in Kyoto Japan seemed to be impossible but it ended being a fascinating experience!
"A mother's love". My daughter and grandson on a cold London day.
"Lifestyles under the sunset". Dozens of people in a Byron Bay beach enjoying from their lifestyles whilst the sun disappears over the horizon: friendship, love, joy, relaxation and fun!
"Matilda and Malachi, my grandchildren". Their other grandmothers are Aboriginal and Zimbabwean.
"The love of a sister" In a small village school in Tamil Nadu, Southern India. One of the students rushed home in her lunch hour. She came back with her baby brother.
"Faces of fusion: tale of the beard and moustache": an opposite symmetry of trimming moustache and beard.
"Faces framed in the observance of fun". Irrespective to ethnicity, race, language and colour, children can mingle and have fun together.
"Colours of India 2". Photo Fusion Competition.
"Colours of India 3". Photo Fusion Competition.
"Colours of India 4" The fusion selfie :P.
"Colours of India 5". Photo Fusion Competition.
"The Balloon Seller" This peddler sells coloured balloons, ribbons and mask. His eyes sparkled behind heavy wrinkles when he can bring laughter and joy in faces of children.
"Face of happiness fused with joy of conquering the intensely sought". Everybody loves sweets. When kids get intensely sought sweet to indulge themselves, their happiness diffuse throughout the face.
"Bollywood Dancers reaching out". Coffs Harbour Fusion Festival 2018: Bollywood Dancers Nadira and Carol reaching out in front of the wall dedicated to our Indigenous people.
"Mixed and Matched". I found him surrounded with the different pattern designs from the east (Islamic geometric design) to the west (Australian aboriginal dot painting) and I love the way that all mixed and matched together (The beauty of cultural diversity).
"Fusion of smiles, hearts and colour" These beautiful giggling ladies were as enchanted by my white skin and red hair... as i was with their inner "happyness".
"My son". Australian born, his name is Sayf. This is his first EID festival after the holy month of Ramadan, practised yearly by people of Muslim faith around the world.
"Forestry students love trees". Whether they be Indonesian, Vietnamese, Irish, Australian or Colombian all forestry students love Australian trees.
"Family photo EID Festival". Australian born, his name is Sayf. This is his first Eid festival after the holy month of Ramadan, practised yearly by people of Muslim faith around the world.
"Cow rub". School kids in Japan, rub the statue of a cow, then the corresponding area on their own body to bring on luck.
"Old & New" In the midst of a busy market in Cambodia, a grandmother stopped us to proudly present her grandaughter.
"The wind in the willows". This pinky gentleman is my brother, he is Iranian-Australian living in UAE, I captured this photo when he came to Australia to visit me.
"Love for the Mexican traditions". My lovely friend Liliana demonstrating her natural beauty, charisma, positive attitude and talent whilst performing a Mexican folklore dance at the Fusion Festival 2018!
"The enlightenment". Performance by the members of Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre at the Southern Cross University during the Fusion Festival.
"Face fused with smile for making others happy, recycle and save the world". This smiling street hawker contributes the society by collecting recyclable waste materials exchanging with the cost of cotton candies and sale them for recycling.
"Neighbourhood, where fusion starts from". A person or family first gets warm welcome from a neighbourhood, where from fusion starts in the society, especially in a multicultural country like Australia.
"The Faces of Fusion". I was looking at my face in the mirror among those aboriginal faces, thinking that people may have different religions, different languages, different coloured skin, but we all belong to one human race.
"Captain". This picture was shot at the aviation expo (in Lismore) this year. This shows an Australian captain’s love of the sky and his confidence through his slightly raised head. At the same time, this shooting environment and wearing sunglasses sets off the majesty of the captain.
"Faces Above Water Reveal Headlands". Look At Me Now Headland at dusk, Emerald Beach, NSW.