mEYE World 2011 Gallery
To help get you thinking, check out the winners of last year's competition.
Open Category Winner - Tsung-Heng Kuo from Altona in Victoria
Bright future through the eyes.
Macular Degeneration Community Winner - Delma Wheatley from Riverton in Western Australia
Having Macular Degeneration I often see life through the lens of my camera; capturing this tree in its glory, basking in the sun saturating her in rich gold dust like magic, creating a home for all creatures that lay solitude to this land. This tree gives testimony to life surviving this harsh environment as researchgives future hope for curing MD.
Healthcare Professional Winner - Ian Robertson, an optometrist from Bunbury in Western Australia
The 'road to the future' need not be the 'road to blindness'. Where will it take us, who knows. But if you treat yourself to a detour and have regular eye examinations you can still keep 'an eye on the future'.
Junior Winner – Charlotte Farquharson, 14 years old from Ferny Hills in Queensland
Eyes on the Future Vision of life through the unpredictable journey of the bubble.
Shown here is a selection of other entries received last year.
This is me - my eyes are on the future because my Oma was just diagnosed with macular degeneration. It's influenced both of us to quit smoking and lead a healthier lifestyle so we have seeing eyes for the future! C McNamara – VIC: MD Community
This precious photo of my late mother aged 90 giving her Great Grand- Daughter a ride on her walking frame depicts love & hope for a bright future. Mum lived with Macular Degeneration which limited her in so many ways but never stopped her enjoying being with family. G Beechey – VIC: MD Community
My photograph depicts 'eyes on the future' by the way the eye stares through the barrel of the lens. R Honeybun – VIC: Open
My photography depicts little details of the world, from human eyes to little birds like the Blue Wren. Perhaps we will be able to see 'eyes in the future' that can once again see similar intricacies in the world. That is my eye on the future. J Green – NSW: Open
Watching the Sun go down on another day, someone beyond the Horizon "in the future", perhaps the next morning will be welcoming the new day leaving us in the past. B Kun – NSW: Open
My eyes are on the young and old. The old teach the young and the young follow in the paths of the old. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. C Barry – VIC: Open
Rainbows can be seen as a symbol of hope. The MDF gives hope to people that in the future they will still be able to look at the beauty of a rainbow, as well as the other beauty in the world. J Rothwell – ACT: Junior
This photograph depicts mEYE beautiful 10 month old daughter in front of the London EYE, full of life and brimming with possibility for a future we hope will be as bright as the clear blue Spring day on which this was taken (20/03/2011). N Walker - QLD: OPHTHALMOLOGIST
I wanted to show that a child is much like a seed; they both have the potential to become something beautiful with help from their surroundings. As a teacher I keep my 'eyes on the future' by educating the young. L Paparella - SA: OPEN
To perceive the world in a way that no other does, is a gift, no matter what race, gender or disability, we all hold this gift, but sometimes we are unable to realize that it is within us. Noticing smaller details: shadows, reflections, textures, movements of animals and in nature. S Barry - VIC: OPEN
Every day starts new and fresh and no matter what happened, that day has gone. We need to focus on what we have in front of us, our future. Let go of yesterday, like the sun rises, each day it's different, no matter what happened the day before the sun comes up with its beauty just a little different. K Tabaiwalu - NSW: OPEN
2005 in Paris. A doll shop. A vision of delight and beauty in the window. All my life spent recording the World with my camera...Then this exquisite creature was in front of me. To witness these joys and wonders have been for me the most essential part of my existence. P Goodall - WA: OPEN
In 2005 my English cousin, already in his seventies, visited Australia. He had already lost the sight of one eye through macular degeneration, hereditary in our family. This photograph, taken at Mount Cootha, preceded Dick's death by less than a year. Sunglasses hide his condition, but not his rapid blindness. P Hambly – QLD: MD
The eyes are the windows to the soul, and this photo captures the eyes of a dog. Eyes are an important part of life, we need site, and so do animals. R. Hough
The crystal-like corneas of my kitten represent the importance of vision from the very beginning of life, its important role in growing up and thus the vitalness of promoting the awareness of ocular health. M. Li
These houses have eyes - I sense courage in the way they face outwards. Patches of shadow and light suggest compromise to what is seen. These eyes face the bay and their future, which is so uncertain, given recent earthquakes and the many fault lines in Wellington, New Zealand. R. Becker
Watching my YOUNG daughters amazement as she explored an ANCIENT stained glass roof. Her sister in awe of the reflection in her eyes. The next generation SEEING the wonders life has to offer. L. McCauley
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