Hampton SHS students focused on photographic opportunities

Hampton Senior High School’s Geena Gill and Jovan Couronne. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d469902
Hampton Senior High School’s Geena Gill and Jovan Couronne. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d469902

TWO budding photographers from a Morley school will have a taste of a professional artist’s creative space through a community art project.

Hampton Senior High School Year 11 students Geena Gill and Jovan Couronne were selected to join the RTRFM Creative Spaces Project, an initiative between RTRFM 92.1 and Community Arts Network WA.

The students will be mentored by photographer Daniel Craig (Matsu) and will work with an artist to learn about the creative process and take photos of the artist’s studio, which will be exhibited at The Bird in Northbridge in August.

Geena said she hoped to gain better photography skills through the experience.

Morley resident Jovan, who moved from Mauritius to Perth this year, said he had been doing photography for three years.

“It is a real good opportunity (but) it would be stressful because they are professionals,” he said.

Hampton SHS visual arts teacher Nicole Whiteside said both students showed their impressive photography skills through a school project about “connection to country”.

She said external opportunities would benefit the duo.

“At their age, they just do not get those sort of opportunities very often,” she said,

“I think both of them, even though they are very shy at the moment, they are very excited by the opportunity but also to bring it back to the school and share it with other students and add that experience to their own work.”

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