Master of Fine Arts graduate Owen Leong has won the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2015.

Leong will receive $20,000 in prize money for his work Mudra, which will be acquired to the Gold Coast City Gallery Collection.

A mudra is a spiritual gesture made with the hands and fingers in Hinduism and Buddhism. In Mudra, a self-portrait, Leong is cloaked in black and reflects on his Chinese heritage as he holds his own hands cast in the forms of mudras as a gesture towards healing.

The finalists’ exhibition features work by 58 artists and is on at the Gold Coast City Gallery until 31 May, 2015.