Saturday, 16 February 2013 00:39
Last night I went to Pilbara Stories exhibition opening at the Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery. For two hours I sipped my water and met members of the active Pilbara community... mechanics, bar owners, sex workers, kids, doctors, CWA members, taco truck chefs. Staring at each portrait, I learnt through their facial expressions (and accompanying story) how they lived and grew within the Pilbara community. I highly encourage you to download the Pilbara Stories app to also see and learn about the people living up here.. (they're pretty cool.)
Pilbara Stories turns a lens on the Pilbara’s people and community, through a photographic and social documentary project that aims to capture stories of people living in Port Hedland and surrounds.
Leading international photographers Martin Parr, Bharat Sikka, Ketaki Sheth, Annet van der Voort and John Elliot celebrate the diverse heritage, individuality and experiences of everyday life in the Pilbara with a focus on Port Hedland and surrounds.
Through sharing the personal stories of people living and working in this region Pilbara Stories unveils a new way of seeing and knowing the Pilbara.