Focus 2022 Photography Exhibition Opens in Geraldton, Public Can Vote for People’s Choice Awards

It’s that time of year again when the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery showcases the best images taken by Mid West photographers at the FOCUS 2022 exhibition.

In conjunction with the Geraldton Camera Club, the gallery annually exhibits local photography and allows the public to vote for their favorite in the People’s Choice Awards.

GCC members collect several types of photography during the year ranging from landscape, portrait, nature, black and white and astronomy available for sale.

Club chairman Richard Porter said GRAG had supported them by organizing an exhibition each year.

Mr Porter said the images were sent to an accredited Western Australian Photographic Federation judge for careful judging after exposure.

“There are bronze, silver and gold prizes to be won, every year we send the gallery our favorites to choose from,” he said. “Our printer is very generous and has offered us a significantly reduced price for prints and mounting the images.”

Mr Porter said he pays particular attention to portrait photography and one of his best works was a portrait of Marie, a Belgian tourist unable to return home during the pandemic.

Camera iconPhotography on display at the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery. Credit: Jessica Moroney

The portrait captured Marie thinking about all the things she hasn’t been able to do in Australia due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“She dreamed of her family in Belgium that she hadn’t been able to see. I love her because she’s so sharp and she has this beautiful expression,” he said.

Mr Porter said he hoped new photographers would join the club.

“We want more members, it’s a non-judgmental space and we offer two tutorials a year based on a specific topic – for example studio flash,” he said.

The gallery appreciates your vote for the People's Choice Award.
Camera iconThe gallery appreciates your vote for the People’s Choice Award. Credit: Jessica Moroney

Focus 2022 and voting for the People’s Choice Award are open to the public until May 1.

Tracey L. Sweeney