Showcase of unique snaps
Photographers have the chance to showcase their unique take on the Pilbara in an exhibit at one of the region’s major galleries.
The Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery, together with FORM, is launching its 2017 program with OBSCURA, a exhibit that will display residents’ perspectives of our homeland.
Over three days, 15 photographers joined professional photographers Bewley Shaylor and Meleah Farrell at Karijini National Park to turn an abstract lens on the iconic Pilbara national park.
“We wanted people to view Karijini from a different perspective, not from a landscape photographer’s point of view, like most had done before,” Mr Shaylor said.
“Moving water, fast running waterfalls, rugged geological formations.”
The exhibition of their works will be launched on February 10, and in lead-up the gallery is searching for the most unique Pilbara minds over the social media app Instagram through their new My Pilbara competition.
The gallery is inviting the public to snap a photo of their unique view and portrayal of the Pilbara and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #MyPilbara in the caption.
Whether it’s Karijini, Cossack, the Spoil Bank or your own backyard, the gallery is calling for all Pilbara photographers, from beginner iPhone users to experienced DSLR users, to take part.
Photographers can enter as many times as they like before February 10 and the pictures will be judged by the OBSCURA professional photographers Mr Shaylor and Ms Farrell. The top three winners will have their entry professionally printed, win a Lomography camera or take home a $300 voucher to spend at the gallery. Prizes will be awarded on the opening night on Friday, February 10 where winners will also have their images projected for all gallery viewers to see.
Some photographers chasing some Pilbara gold at the end of the rainbow.