Show­case of unique snaps

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Tay­lar Amonini

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.

Pic­ture: Port Hed­land Court­house Gallery

Some pho­tog­ra­phers chas­ing some Pil­bara gold at the end of the rain­bow.

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