My Space/Our Place workshops capture beauty of regional Queensland

A digital photography workshop being run by Glencore and the Queensland Art Gallery is allowing students in Central Queensland to capture stunning images of their towns.

The 'My Space/Our Place' photography program is sponsored by Glencore in association with the Queensland Art Gallery, and aims to bring interactive workshops to people and schools students in the communities associated with the miners' Queensland operations.

A total of 12 photography workshop will teach the fundamentals of documentary-style photography through a focus on the environment, landscape and people in each location.

Facilitating the program is Sean Davey, a noted Australian photographer whose work has been exhibited in numerous galleries, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, The State Library of NSW, The Australian National Library, The Museum of Australian Democracy, and the Monash Gallery of Art.

The program kicked off in Wandoan on Friday 5 September, with two workshops held at Wandoan State School. The first workshop was held with high school students from years 8-10, followed by a community workshop in the afternoon.

Students were given an introduction to the Olympus Tg-860 digital cameras, and then went out on an hour-long field trip around the town, capturing a range of diverse images.

Workshops have also been held at Springsure State School, located around 67km south of Emerald, and Capella State High School, located 53km north of Emerald.

Upcoming workshops are planned for Clermont State High School, Bowen State High School, Glenden State School, and Collinsville State High School.

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