Perth’s PhotoLiveExpo offers snapshot of photography in WA

Saul Frank, from Camera Electronic, is gearing up for the PhotoLiveExpo. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Saul Frank, from Camera Electronic, is gearing up for the PhotoLiveExpo. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

PERTH’s PhotoLiveExpo is in its third year and organisers hope it will exceed the high standards already set.

Saul Frank, of Camera Electronic, said he and his brother Howard started the Expo because there was nothing like it in WA.

“There’s the food and fine festival and things like that, but there was nothing for photography,” he said. “We asked our suppliers to help us to have a mini-version of the expos they have in Sydney and Melbourne.

“In the first year we had 1000 people through the door and almost 2000 in the second year. We offered inexpensive workshops from nine amazing WA photographers. People came to see the speakers and then go into the general expo to have a look at the gear itself.”

Entry to the main expo is by gold coin donation and all proceeds go to Telethon.

“In the first year we raised about $2000 and in the second year $3000,” Mr Frank said.

The Expo will be held at the Novotel Langley Perth on July Frances Andrijich is presenting a workshop on light and movement with a dancer from WA Ballet.

Australian Photographer of the Year 2015 Tony Hewitt is MC and a guest speaker.

Tafe and Edith Cowan University representatives will also be present to speak about their photography courses.

Attendees can get a free portrait in the photo studio and print it free in the Fitzgerald Photo Lab.