Amateur Deniliquin photographer John Haig will take pictures for a South West Arts exhibition.CASS SAVELLIS February 7, 2014 4:58am
Amateur Deniliquin photographer John Haig (pictured) has been selected to capture images of people from his home town for the ‘Faces of the South West’ street art exhibition.
A cultural development project of South West Arts, Faces of the South West has chosen nine successful photographers across the south-west region to tell the story of individuals in their community.
The photographs will be rolled out as street art in the towns where they were captured during March/April.
Mr Haig, who has been working on his craft for about five years, said he was ‘‘really stoked’’ to be a part of the project.
‘‘Since having kids I have sort of backed off photography and have been wanting to push myself,’’ he said.
‘‘This is the perfect kick-starter to grow as a photographer.
‘‘It will be interesting to pick a complete stranger to document and get me out of my comfort zone.’’
Other local photographers chosen are Mary-Anne Butcher and Zowie Crump representing Conargo Shire and Murray Shire respectively.
They will be mentored by professional photographers Kate Butler, Nick Robinson and Nina O’Brien-Hehir.
Ms Butler said she was ‘‘really excited’’ at the prosect of sharing local stories across Australia.
The project has been made possible due to funding from the Regional Arts Fund. For further information regarding the region-wide project please contact SWA (03)
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