2019 amateur photographer of the year winners – in pictures | Art and design

The photographer of the year prizes, presented by Panasonic, ask amateur photographers from Australia and New Zealand to submit a portfolio of four images across seven categories: landscape, people and portrait, wildlife and animal, travel, black and white, action and junior. The overall title of photographer of the year was awarded to Melbourne obstetrician and gynaecologist Anthony Lawrence for his beautifully stark series Winter in Biei, Japan. The series was a tribute, he says, ‘to the simple elegance inherent in Japanese culture’