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CBH Group brings flavour of farming life to Perth in first exhibition


CBH Group brings flavour of farming life to Perth in first exhibition

Ground Floor, 240 St Georges Terrace, Perth

23 September – 4 October 2019


The CBH Group will bring a flavour of farming life to the Perth CBD this month with the first public photo exhibition of entries from our annual amateur grower photography competition.

The exhibition, which will be open to the public to coincide with the traditional beginning of the Western Australian harvest in late September/early October, will showcase the best entries of the competition.

The competition is a chance for regional Western Australians to display their handy work behind, or in front of, the camera while showing the state and, the rest of the world, what it’s like to live and work in agriculture.

CBH General Manager Grower and External Relations Brianna Peake said the CBH photography competition was a proud tradition that had been running for 19 years, with this year’s theme being ‘The Face of Farming’.

“We wanted to show metro audiences the faces of our growers, the face of the land, the changing face of agriculture as it continues to evolve constantly,” Ms Peake said.

“While the competition has been run in recent years on social media, with some photographs published in our fantastic supporting agricultural newspapers, this year will be the first year in which there has been a public exhibition of the supplied images.

“The calibre of the photos we receive is always very high, so we saw an opportunity to share these beautiful photos with those who live and work in the city at this important time of year for our growers.”

Competition winners

A panel of independent judges announced Kristen Fuchsbichler of Koorda as winner of Best Photograph with her image ‘Dad’s Girl’. The photo was taken in January 2018 after a big day of summer shearing.

The judges said, “There were a lot of great pictures this year and it was a hard decision. We felt this photo was a worthy winner because it perfectly captures a moment that is so genuine to life on a family farm. You can feel the long hard day of physical work, yet the late afternoon light is beautifully reflected in their faces.”

The winner of the People’s Choice, Kristo Orma, received almost 600 likes on CBH’s Facebook page with his photo ‘Harmony at work’.

Mr Orma, who is a contract hay cutter, captured the image at sunset during the hay cutting season last year at Hyden.

Notes: The full gallery of entries can be viewed at:  titled ‘CBH Photo Competition 2019’.

The judging panel included Cally Dupe, News Editor at Countryman, Travis King, Senior Journalist at Farm Weekly, and photographer Lloyd Summers, Managing Director at CloudStoke Media.

The overall competition winner, as judged by a panel, won a JCI Mavic Air camera drone valued at $1,300.

The People’s Choice winner will receive a $500 voucher for a camera store.

Full Terms & Conditions of the competition can be found here.