Pho­tog­ra­pher dou­bles up

Countryman - - WAGIN WOOLORAMA - Cally Dupe

Coun­try­man’s pho­to­graphic and ed­i­to­rial cov­er­age of last year’s Wa­gin Woolorama has been rated top notch at the event’s Glenys Gmeiner Me­dia Awards.

Wool and live­stock re­porter Bob Gar­nant won best me­dia pho­to­graph with his pic­ture of a Woolk­a­bin El­liot ram, which won supreme ex­hibit of last year’s Woolorama Merino sheep sec­tion.

The colour­ful im­age fea­tured the award-win­ning medium wool Merino ram with Bourne Events mod­els, wear­ing high fash­ion woollen gar­ments, and was cap­tured at last year’s Woolorama.

Mr Gar­nant said it was an hon­our to match the wool on a sheep’s back with the beau­ti­ful end-prod­uct woollen fash­ion de­signs. “Wa­gin brings many of the peo­ple I work with through the year all to­gether for a cel­e­bra­tion of the live­stock and wool in­dus­try,” he said.

Woolk­a­bin stud founder El­liott Pat­ter­son (1926-2011) dreamt of win­ning the supreme ti­tle at Wa­gin Woolorama’s Merino sec­tion.

Af­ter show­ing sheep ev­ery year since the event’s in­cep­tion, the wish came true last year and Mr Gar­nant was there to cap­ture the mo­ment.

It was the fifth year in a row he had scooped first place in the pho­to­graphic com­pe­ti­tion.

Mr Gar­nant also picked up the win for his story “New high for golden fleece”, which ap­peared on the front cover of Coun­try­man’s March 9 edi­tion.

Bob Gar­nant’s win­ning photo.

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