Photographic exhibition to showcase Australia's top photographers

A SHOWCASE of Australia’s top photographers will be held in Ballarat from this weekend as part of the Ballarat National Photographic Exhibition.

Staged by the Ballarat Camera Club and approved by the Australian Photographic Society, the exhibition will feature more than 100 prints from around the country.

Exhibition co-ordinator Kate Both said this year’s show attracted almost 900 entries from as far as Broome in Western Australia.

“It is one of the oldest running photographic exhibitions in Australia and as well as showcasing some of the top photographers from around the country, it also attracts lots of tourists,” Ms Both said.

Ms Both said there was an  “absolutely diverse” range of photographs on display – from landscape to portrait, nature to experimental.

“I’ve been involved in the last three years and I see that the exhibition attracts what’s trendy in photography,” Ms Both said.

“This year we have a lot more monochrome prints, nearly as many as colour whereas usually there is twice as much colour.”

Celebrating its 45th year, this year’s exhibition will also coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Ballarat Camera Club.

The exhibition’s opening event tomorrow at 3pm will feature guest speaker and former Ballarat Camera Club member and exhibition co-ordinator Ian Pym.

AT A GLANCE

WHAT: Ballarat National Photographic Exhibition

WHEN: Saturday, December 7 to Sunday, January 19

WHERE: Art Gallery of Ballarat

COST: Free entry

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