Boomburbs: Andrew Merry
The dream of home ownership is strongly desired, if increasingly unobtainable for many of us. Over 200,000 new homes will be built in Sydney by 2031, but it won't be enough to solve the city's housing crisis.
Photographer Andrew Merry documents the creation of new suburbia in outer Sydney from an aerial perspective. His captivating images reveal newly entangled freeways, tessellated patterns made by bright new roofs and backyard fences as they curve around cul-de-sacs and roundabouts.
MyBurb Photographic competition
To celebrate the launch of Boomburbs: Andrew Merry at Sydney Living Museums (SLM), SLM and Nikon Australia held a photographic competition. Capture your suburb from your perspective, giving a glimpse of the suburb in which you live.
Shortlisted entries were posted on the SLM Facebook page
The voting period was from 18 January 2011 to 14 February 2011
The entry with the highest number of likes won a Nikon D3100 Digital SLR
Winners were notified on 15 February 2011 and the winner was announced on Facebook on 17 February 2011.
Sponsored by Nikon Australia