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Found out earlier today that all three of my entries in the professional section of the International Photography Awards were awarded Honourable Mentions – ‘Perfect Imperfection Dogs’ photo series in the Special : Pets category, ‘For the love of dogs’ photo series in the Special : Pets category, and ‘Winged’ in the Special : Digitally Enhanced category.

Considered to be the ‘Oscars of Photography’, the 2017 International Photography Awards received 14,273 of submissions from over 165 countries. Pretty thrilled to be awarded amongst those numbers. Congrats to my buddies and fellow WA photographers Seng Mah from Venture Photography Workshops, Johannes Reinhart from, and Brett Canet-Gibson of Twine – Ideas That Bind who also took home HM’s. What a way to represent.

It’s bittersweet that the featured image for my ‘Perfect Imperfection Dogs’ photo series submission is rescue pooch Jakk as a puppy. Jakk was discovered in a rubbish bin when he was a day old and ended up being cared for (and subsequently adopted) by Edith of WA Pet Project. He had malformed front legs but he never let his disability hold him back, learning how to bounce around to get from A to B. Everyone who met him fell in love with him, and he had a global fan club of people inspired by his determination. Sadly Jakk passed away recently and our collective hearts were broken. He lives on forever in our memories. ❤️…




Beyond thrilled to hear my photo series BIRD FACE took out the Professional PETS category of the International Photography Awards. Just can’t believe it!

Also picked up 5 x Highly Commended Professional Awards for Bear Apartment Six (Special – Other Category), Zen Dogs Photo Series (Pets Category), Wild Antarctic Series (Nature – Wildlife Category), Orang (Fine Art – Portrait Category and Digitally Enhanced Category).

The International Photography Awards 2016 received 17,040 of submissions from over 162 countries. Could not be happier with this result – it’s way beyond what I expected and I’m still in shock. 🙂

Congrats to Russell Ord of Russell Ord – Photography for bringing it home in the Sports Category and to Brett Canet-Gibson from Twine – Ideas That Bind for his 3rd place in Fine Art – Still Life Category. Legends!

View all winning images at

All images were taken using Tamron Australia / Tamron Lenses USA lenses and backed up with WD storage solutions.

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International Fund for Animal Welfare – IFAW Action Award

I’m honoured and humbled to be the recipient of the International Fund for Animal Welfare – IFAW Action Award for Terrestrial Wildlife Photography. I take photographs because I’m compelled to, it’s in my blood. And I support animal rescue for the same reason. It was never a conscious choice for me, it was more a “must do” … and it was never to receive an award.

But to be acknowledged in this way tells me the rescue messages I share through photography are filtering out and I must continue to use every platform I have available to support, promote, and endorse all types of animal rescue, welfare and conservation. It’s what my heart wants and it’s my ongoing commitment to the animals I love. Which is all of them. 😊

“This award recognises Alex’s continuing mission to tell stories and raise awareness for rescue animals through her lens. It is a privilege to present this award to Alex and congratulate her on her selfless dedication. Alex focuses her work on grassroots conservation; her photography greatly helps to raise awareness of rescue and welfare work, both here in Australia and overseas. Raising awareness of important animal welfare issues is vital to understanding all the issues facing animals today and we recognise this important work with this IFAW Action Award.” Josey Sharrad, IFAW Native Wildlife campaigner.

Heartfelt thanks to Josey from IFAW (pictured) for her kind words and for presenting me with this lovely award, to Mel for her generous nomination, to Brett from Twine – Ideas That Bind for his awesome photography and to Deb for her endless support. And a special thanks to all of those who give their time to animals in need and who work in rescue. Xx