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Palm Island youth photography project
Jul 2009 - Aug 2009

In 2007, local non-government organisation Bwgcolman Future Inc ran a filmmaking and photographic workshop for Palm Island youths, facilitated by photographer Peta O'Neill. Thirty-five aspiring photographers learnt about the camera, composition, light, different styles of photography, Photoshop, printing, presentation and display techniques, and throughout the week immersed themselves in their new craft, making over 1000 images.

The presentation of this exhibition in Brisbane will allow city audiences an intimate insight into this much-publicised community, a chance to hear their voices and see Palm Island through the eyes of those who call it home.

Presented by the Queensland Art Gallery in association with the Catherine Freeman Foundation, Bwgcolman Future Inc. and Department of Communities.