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My Country photographic exhibition, WA Maritime Museum

A WA photography exhibition based on Dorothea Mackellar's famous poem "My Country".

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My Country WA Photographic Federation annual exhibition and competition

9:30am – 5:00pm Saturday 19 September – Sunday 25 October 2020 

This exhibition is of finalists in a photography competition, which was open to members of Photography Clubs affiliated to the WA Photographic Federation. The theme of the competition is a tribute to Dorothea Mackellar’s famous poem My Country. The subject was to be a photo taken within Western Australia that is about any one or more of the words in bold in Dorothea’s poem (below), and have the chosen words in the title of the image.

I love a sunburnt country,

A land of sweeping plains,

Of ragged mountain ranges,

Of droughts and flooding rains.

I love her far horizons,

I love her jewel-sea,

Her beauty and her terror

The wide brown land for me!

Poetry used by permission of Dorothea Mackellar.

The finalist’s images exhibited here are printed by Fitzgerald Photo Imaging Services in Perth.

The competition winner will be chosen by a panel of judges from the WA Photographic Judges Association. The winning author will be awarded a new camera, donated by Olympus, an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mar III with Zuiko Digital 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 II Lens – Value $3,750. The prize winner will be announced at the last day of the exhibition, on 25 October 2020.

Interested in photography? Go to the WAPF website to find a camera club near you.

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