Australian Women in Agriculture is excited to host their first event and general meeting at the 2017 Toowoomba Royal Show on Saturday 1st April at the 2017. Award-winning outback and rural photographer and rural advocate Fiona Lake, will present “Giving it your best shot = Trial and terror in life and photography” Her presentation promises to be dynamic and engaging as she tells her story of photographing the work and life of Australia’s rural and remote communities. Fiona‘s presentation will include examples of her ‘trial and terror’ entrepreneurial habits; triumphing over obstacles (even if such persistence borders on crazy), the compromises women make and changes she has seen in the bush. It will be illustrated with favorite images taken across Australia over several decades.
For almost 30 years Fiona Lake has been dedicated to explaining the life of ‘out of sight, out of mind’ remote Australian residents, to foster respect, preservation of culture and more equitable government policies. Fiona’s three photographic books feature Australia’s largest cattle stations and thousands of copies have been distributed worldwide.
Career highlights include being invited to speak at the inaugural Farmers on Film Festival in the UK and the first Australian appointed to the three-person judging panel for the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists ‘Star Prize for Photography’. Fiona is also one of the few photographers to have had an exhibition opened by the Governor General of Australia (Major General Michael Jeffery, at the Australian Stockmen’s Hall of Fame). She is this year’s Queensland Rural Press Club ‘Social Media’ Award winner.
The event supported by the Toowoomba Royal Show will bring together agricultural women from across Queensland and from interstate to enjoy a gourmet brunch, network and hear Fiona’s inspiring story. Tickets for the event are available by contacting AWiA president Sarah Parker on 0418 883 250 or by booking through Eventbrite
PLEASE NOTE TICKET PRICES INCLUDE ENTRY INTO THE 2017 TOOWOOMBA ROYAL SHOW.