Geraldton student frames vision of her world

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‘No swimming today, it’s too cold’, by Year 9 Geraldton student Susan, is among the works displayed at the WA Shipwrecks Museum's As Eye See It photographic exhibition.
Camera Icon‘No swimming today, it’s too cold’, by Year 9 Geraldton student Susan, is among the works displayed at the WA Shipwrecks Museum's As Eye See It photographic exhibition. Credit: Supplied

A 14-year-old Geraldton girl’s photography is being displayed in an exhibition at the WA Shipwrecks Museum in Fremantle.

Titled As Eye See It, the photographic exhibition showcases work by young West Australians living in foster care.

The annual event, launched on August 30 to coincide with National Child Protection Week, provides young photographers with a creative medium to share their experiences of living in care.

Participants were provided with a camera and tips on how to take artistic shots.

Year 9 student Susan, from Geraldton, submitted five photos, including the beach scene above, which she said was her favourite.

“That was taken down at the beach at Drummond Cove, just down from where I live in,” she said. “The photos I take, they have a story to them.”

Susan said she became interested in photography about two years ago after taking classes at school.

She said she now takes snaps everywhere she goes and is considering pursuing a career in photography when she finishes school.

As Eye See It will remain open until October 20.

According to the Department of Communities, there are more than 5300 WA children in foster care. For more information, visit childprotectioncareers.wa.gov. au/foster-carer-recruitment.

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