Photographer Steve Parish.
Photographer Steve Parish. Contributed

Protesting through photography

KEEN amateur photographers will have the chance to utilise the skills they have learnt at a special farm open day this weekend.

The open day comes after a series of workshops held by Australian photographer Steve Parish in Kingaroy last weekend.

The workshops were part of the art competition project 385 Alive run by the Kingaroy Concerned Citizen's Group in protest against the proposed Kingaroy coal mine.

Spokesperson John Dalton said a special workshop was held for school students, as well as a public lecture and workshop.

"His eye for beauty and nature just came through.” Mr Dalton said.

"He taught us about what drives him to take photos, how you have to free yourself from criticism and just try things.”

Workshop attendees will put their learning into action when a number of farms will open their gates for photographers and artists on Sunday.

"We tried to plan it that every hour or two you can go and do something,” Mr Dalton said.

"It also allows photographers and artists to network with farmers, so they might ask to come back a second time to do more.”

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