Now in its third edition, Stories is a series-based award designed to celebrate the best in photographic narrative.

In 2022, along with our existing awards focused on Australian photography, we are excited to launch a new Stories category open to photographers world-wide. We see this as an opportunity to further celebrate Australian photography on an international stage.

Operated by Photo Collective and supported by Picter, Momento Pro, Nikon Australia and PPIB, Stories seeks traditional, artful and new modes of storytelling which reflect our current times.


Since 2014, we have been immersed in the discovery of diverse imagery.

Photo Collective represents photographers, advocates, educators and curators working towards the collective goal of celebrating and contributing to the changing ecology of Australian photography. We achieve this through award recognition, publications, exhibitions, community engagement initiatives and educational programs.

Through our existing initiatives Fox Darkroom & GalleryAustralian Photography Awards, Stories and Australian Photobook Awards, we have composed a network of creative collaborators ranging from Australia’s most established visual artists to the emerging voices of the next generation.

Through the opening of our first international award category within Stories 2022, Photo Collective is extending beyond Australia to encompass a growing global network of collaborators and partners, always with the aim of elevating Australian photography on the international stage.


The Stories Annual is a publication created in collaboration with Momento Pro

The Stories Annual features imagery from the shortlisted finalists alongside statements from the artists themselves. We highlight our top three placing Stories with multiple page spreads and written accompaniment.