Snap-happy youngsters capture life in the city

CoS Kuzey Aren Kesim Scaled downTwenty images captured by some of Sydney’s youngest photographers have been selected as finalists in the City of Sydney’s annual Little Sydney Lives photography competition. Images of nature, toys, animals and siblings, captured by kids aged 3 to 11 years, have been selected from dozens of entries from across Sydney.

For the seventh year, the junior counterpart to the renowned Australian Life photography competition, has attracted a high calibre of submissions from some of the city’s youngest aspiring photographers.

The finalists in order of age are:
• Ethan Chetty, aged 3
• Ryder Wolf Symeonides, aged 4
• Isabel Kim, aged 5
• Bronte McKnight, aged 5
• Jack Schuback, aged 5
• Kobi Cleary, aged 6
• Lux Betancurt-Thornton, aged 6
• Rafael Mulcahy, aged 7
• Giorgia Murray, aged 7
• Alex Noel Saksena, aged 7
• Maximus Betancurt-Thornton, aged 8
• Alexandria Joseph, aged 8
• Kuzey Aren Kesim, aged 8
• Ishaan Choudhry, aged 8
• Matilda Webb, aged 8
• Ruby Wilson, aged 10
• Etienne Duchesne, aged 11
• Maya Weaver, aged 11
• Hemi Hibberd-Poulton, aged 11
• Dibe Chaker, aged 11

“The Little Sydney Lives competition always gives us a fascinating, funny insight into what life in Sydney is like for some of our youngest residents,” said Lord Mayor Clover Moore. “Their honest, authentic interpretation of Sydney life entertains Sydneysiders of all ages.

Little Sydney Lives is a favourite exhibition among the people of Sydney and proves that art is for everyone no matter their age.”

The Little Sydney Lives winners in each of the 3 to 7 and 8 to 11 years categories will be announced before the opening of the exhibition on 14 September. Finalists will be vying for the winners’ prize in each of the categories that includes a new camera and accessories worth $500.

Little Sydney Lives will be on display in Sandringham Gardens – Hyde Park North: 14 September – 8 October 2017. For more information, visit: for details.

Image: Kuzey Aren Kesim, Scaled down, 2017 – courtesy of City of Sydney