Dean McCartney


Dean McCartney has been a professional stills photographer since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1996.


2011 Nationlal Portrait Prize: The judges  commended James by Dean McCartney, an incredible photograph of a baby immediately after birth.


"The most powerful and dramatic evocation of coming into life that I've ever seen," Ms Engledow said.


She said the image is proof that even a baby can be a viable portrait subject. In his first breath the viewer can see power and character in James's face as he comes roaring into life.


2007 ADMA Awards: Winner - Grand Prix. Campaign: Pimp Our Ads, Agency: Lavender, Client: Roads & Traffic Authority. 2009 Head On alternative portraits: 'Short list' Australian Centre for Photography. 2008 Spaces & Objects, China Heights Gallery, Surry Hills. 2007 Head On alternative portraits: 'Finalist' Australian Centre for Photography