Star Portraits!

Stars girls in Nhulunbuy and Yirrkala have been pursuing the complex art of portrait photography and were proud to have their beautiful works exhibited by Anglicare at its International Women’s Day (IWD) event in Yirrkala on 8 March.

Before preparing for the exhibition, the girls worked hard learning how to capture not just a ‘likeness’, but also something of the personality or mood of their subject.

They learned how to frame their shots effectively and use natural light and studio lighting to create different effects and atmospheres.

Using each other as models, they first worked on honing their skills, and then each girl wrote to a female role model within the local community, inviting them to have their portrait taken. The portraits then became part of the IWD exhibition.

Year 7 Stars student from Nhulunbuy, Shea McSherry, was thrilled to win the ‘People’s Choice Award’ for her evocative portrait of Yirrkala School Co-Principal, Merrkiyawuy Ganambarr-Stubbs.