PHO­TOS CAP­TURE RE­GION

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Front Page -

FA­MIL­IAR places and faces were in the spot­light at the week­end dur­ing the open­ing of a Shire of Man­jimup pho­tog­ra­phy com­pe­ti­tion.

The Places and Faces com­pe­ti­tion tied in with the coun­cil’s de­sire to build up its li­brary of im­ages to be used for mar­ket­ing.

There were 60 en­tries into the com­pe­ti­tion, which was held in con­junc­tion with the Man­jimup Pho­tog­ra­phy Club.

Open­ing the ex­hi­bi­tion at the Man­jimup Art Gallery on Satur­day night, shire com­mu­nity ser­vices di­rec­tor Gail Ipsen-Cutts thanked ev­ery­one who par­tic­i­pated.

“It’s im­por­tant we get those pho­tos that hook vis­i­tors,” she said.

“We lack qual­ity pho­tos to pro­mote com­ing to the re­gion, so this is about sell­ing the re­gion.

“There is noth­ing about the com­pe­ti­tion that gen­er­ates com­mer­cial in­ter­ests, it’s about peo­ple ex­pe­ri­enc­ing what the re­gion has to of­fer.”

Ms Ipsen-Cutts also thanked the mem­bers of the pho­tog­ra­phy club for their “in­valu­able as­sis­tance” in run­ning the com­pe­ti­tion and putting on the ex­hi­bi­tion.

There were 18 win­ning works across the com­pe­ti­tion, bro­ken down into first, se­cond, third and merit prizes.

Lyn Neal won three first place prizes, Tim Gam­blin won one first place and two se­cond places, Ari­ana Sven­son won a se­cond and a third place, Re­becca Wal­lace won a se­cond place, Daniel Pinelli won a third place and a merit, Lee Fon­tanini won a third place and a merit, Nor­man Talav­era won a third place and a merit and Ka­t­rina Zemke, Amelia McLeod and Brad Han­ra­han also won merit prizes.

The Places and Faces ex­hi­bi­tion is open un­til Novem­ber 11 at the Man­jimup Art Gallery.

Ms Ipsen Cutts said coun­cil staff were con­sid­er­ing hold­ing the com­pe­ti­tion again next year.

Pic­ture: Tari Jef­fers

Man­jimup shire com­mu­nity ser­vices di­rec­tor Gail Ipsen-Cutts chats with one of the Places and Faces pho­tog­ra­phy com­pe­ti­tion win­ners, Brad Han­ra­han.

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