Photo col­lec­tive puts cul­ture in fo­cus

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Time Out -

Women from the South West and the Kim­ber­ley have joined forces to cre­ate a 2019 cal­en­dar to raise money for en­trepreneurs in Kalum­buru.

Yallingup pho­tog­ra­pher Free­dom Gar­vey-Warr and Mar­garet River’s Clare Wood have col­lab­o­rated with women in re­mote Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ties through the En­ter­prise Learn­ing Project and cre­ated the Kalum­buru Pho­tog­ra­phy Col­lec­tive. Wood said she had worked in the East Kim­ber­ley re­gion for many years and was ap­proached by the Tra­mulla Strong Women’s Group in Kalum­buru to sup­port its as­pi­ra­tions of a mi­cro-en­ter­prise.

“A process of map­ping the com­mu­ni­ties’ hopes and dreams un­cov­ered that a group of women wanted to learn pho­tog­ra­phy and share the unique cul­ture of Kalum­buru whilst also learn­ing skills in small busi­ness,” she said.

“This evolved into a won­der­ful col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Kalum­buru com­mu­nity, ELP man­ager Su­san­nah Wall­man, Free­dom and my­self.

“The Kalum­buru Pho­tog­ra­phy Col­lec­tive was es­tab­lished af­ter the de­liv­ery of three in­ten­sive skills work­shops held in the com­mu­nity in 2017, which were fa­cil­i­tated by my­self and Free­dom in Kalum­buru.”

Some of the women from Kalum­buru were in Yallingup in Marchto re­fine their pho­tog­ra­phy skills, and many of those pho­to­graphs fea­ture in the fundrais­ing cal­en­dar.

Prof­its from the sale of the cal­en­dar will be revin­vested to sup­port the mi­croen­ter­prise.

To buy the cal­en­dar, visit chuffed.org/project/kalum­bu­rupho­tog­ra­phy-col­lec­tive.

Pic­ture: Clare Wood

Maria Mar­al­tadj and Maria Fred­er­icks dur­ing their visit down south last year as part of the Ex­po­sure Project.

Pic­ture: Free­dom Gar­vey-Warr

Kalum­buru Pho­tog­ra­phy Col­lec­tive mem­bers Maria Fred­er­icks and Maria Mar­al­tadj pho­to­graph mod­els Molly Rex, Jor­dan Ung­hango, Trinita Bun­damurra and Zerika Clement.

Xavier Rudd will be at 3 Oceans on Satur­day.

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