Gallery on the hunt for unique snaps

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

Pilbara photographers are getting a chance to show how they see the Pilbara thanks to FORM and the Courthouse Gallery.

To celebrate the Port Hedland Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery launching their 2017 program with OBSCURA, the Gallery is looking for people’s own unique 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.

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“Moving water, fast running waterfalls, rugged geological formations.”

The exhibition will launch on February 10, so in the 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 Port Hedland Courthouse 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 calls for photographers from beginner iPhone users to experienced DSLR users.

Photographers can enter as many times as they like before February 10 and photographs 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 Camer or take home a $300 voucher to spend at the Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery.

Prizes will be awarded on the opening night, Friday, February 10, and will also have their images projected for all gallery viewers to see.

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