PhotographerLuca Altamore
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountrySydney, Australia
Photo Date2016
Entry Description

WestConnex is the largest transport project in Australia, linking Sydney's west and south-west with the CBD, Sydney Airport and Port Botany. The construction of major roads is gutting neighbourhoods and parks, and decimating communities that have been established over time. Major public discontent has resulted, with major demonstrations and protests across Sydney showing the outpouring of anger, sadness and grief that has come as a cost of the project. I followed this demonstration to capture the raw emotion and swell of people that were against the WestConnex project, and the families and communities being displaced. These photos are a part of my photojournalism project at the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney. Thanks to my tutor Glenn Lockitch

About Photographer

I'm a photographer based in Sydney. Born in Caltagirone, a little town in Sicily, I moved to Palermo where I studied and obtained a degree in Architecture. During this time I discovered my passion for photography. In 2015 I moved to Sydney to change my lifestyle and dedicate myself to my passion - photography. Since arriving, I have embedded myself in the photographic community - attending courses in photojournalism and lighting at the Australian Centre for Photography, and have had the good fortune of working across many interesting briefs as a freelance photographer. Trained as an architect and photographer, the intersection of disciplines has given me a unique eye and ability to apply design principles and techniques to create stunning and unforgettable images. My body of work includes portraits, corporate work, food, ceremonies, fashion and photojournalism.