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Judges for the Community Radio & TV is You Photo Competition 2017

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Wayne Qulliam

Professor Wayne Quilliam

Wayne Quilliam is one of Australia’s most respected Indigenous photographers/artist/curators/videographers and cultural advisers working at a national and international level. His award-winning career includes receiving National NAIDOC Indigenous Artist of the Year, nominated as a Master of Photography by National Geographic, the 2008 Human Rights Media Award for his work on the Apology, and the prestigious Walkley Award for his social documentary on the Redfern Riots.

His work includes documenting significant Indigenous events over the past 20 years including the Apology, 1967 Referendum anniversary, Garma, Laura, Burunga, Dreaming and Yeperenye festivals and thousands of community events throughout the country. Wayne works with Indigenous groups in Cuba, Mexico, Bolivia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia and Guam developing intercultural art and cultural exchanges with the vision of creating global exhibitions.

When not at home with his wife and daughter he is found in communities throughout the country sharing his knowledge and teaching youth the expression of culture through multimedia. He runs photographic workshops in remote, rural and urban communities and lectures at universities and schools in Australia and overseas. Over the past 18 months he has held solo exhibitions in Havana, Tokyo, Mexico City, Caracas, New York and Los Angeles, Berlin, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and featured at the United Nations, New York and at the Palais De Nations, Geneva.



Erin McCuskey

Erin McCuskey

Erin grew up in a large Irish immigrant family in regional Victoria. Her love of the moving image grew from family films and transparencies created by her father, and the gatherings to view them. She works across many media specialising in film, photography and both spoken and written word. In 1989 she established Yum Studio a creative media company engaging with audiences through story and cinematic stylings.

Erin has a passion for producing projects with human rights at their core, creating media that is thought provoking, and also entertaining. As the inaugural Executive Director of Grit Media, a unique organisation established to increase the visibility of people with disabilities in mainstream media,  Erin produced No Limits – a ground-breaking and award winning weekly show broadcast nationally on community television. Erin was also the facilitator of Cbloggers and eChamps national training for young people from multicultural backgrounds in use of social media as a broadcast platform.

Her short films, installations and commissions have screened at Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (MADE), Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), Flickerfest, Indiefest, Gertrude St Projection Festival, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, numerous exhibitions, performances and collections.



Simon Telfer and upside down clock

Simon Telfer

Simon Telfer is a graphic designer specialising in branding and print, with extensive experience in packaging and website design. He runs created by South, a small design studio in Melbourne.

He loves metal, coffee and bikes. When he’s not developing brands, kick-arse packaging, or online and offline experiences, he dabbles in illustration and photography.



Lisa White

Principal photographer at The Social Photographer.

In 2013, after too many years in the corporate world, Lisa quit her job to follow her dream (clichéd but true). When she's not doing events, portraits and weddings, she's trying to change the world one image at a time.

In 2014, Lisa began work on The In Bed Project: a John and Oko inspired, Bed-In for marriage equality. The In Bed Project was exhibited as a premier event at the 2016 Midsumma Festival and later included in the National Library of Australia’s Pandora Digital Archive. In recognition of her work in the LGBTIQ community, Lisa received an Artist of the Year nomination at the 2016 GLOBE awards (Gay and Lesbian Organisation for Business and Enterprise).

Her new work, Beautiful Women, a collaboration with BreastScreen Victoria, celebrates diversity and the ways in which LGBTIQ women challenge narrow definitions of female beauty. Beautiful Women was exhibited as a premier event at the 2017 Midsumma Festival and was well received with both national and international media coverage including ABC, Mashable, Buzzfeed and Vanity Fair.



Conflict of Interest

In line with the CBF Code of Conduct, a member of the judging panel who has a conflict of interest must declare it and must not be present, vote or be counted in a quorum in relation to that matter being considered. They may enter the competition but cannot assess their own application.