Munster photographer named Australian Institute of Professional Photography WA’s Travel Photographer of the Year


An image of the Dolomites taken as part of Kirsten Graham’s Australian Institute of Professional Photography WA’s Travel Photographer of the Year portfolio.
An image of the Dolomites taken as part of Kirsten Graham’s Australian Institute of Professional Photography WA’s Travel Photographer of the Year portfolio.

A LITTLE understanding from her husband has helped Munster resident Kirsten Graham scoop a state photography award.

Mrs Graham was on holiday in Italy with her significant other when inspiration struck.

Her four snaps – which included the image pictured, taken at the Dolomites – formed a portfolio of work which led to her being named the Australian Institute of Professional Photography WA’s Travel Photographer of the Year.

“When you’re there you see a moment that could be quite special, something that captures the feeling and emotion of the people in that time,” she said.

With more than 100 entrants and more than 450 images submitted for consideration, competition was tight.

Mrs Graham, who owns North Perth’s Compose Photography, said she did not give herself much of a chance of claiming the gong.

“I was quite surprised,” she said.

“It wasn’t expected.”

More than 75 of WA’s best professional photographers gathered in Perth in mid-May for the awards.

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