Thursday 24 September 2009

Sister Cities snaps come to town

Tomorrow an amazing photographic exhibition comes to Cairns.

It's called the "Face of a Sister City" - depicting our sister cities, and you can see it for free at the Tanks Art Centre, in the Botanic Gardens.

The exhibition will be opened officially tomorrow evening (Friday). Come along from 5pm.

In the same 24 hour period in May this year, photographers from Cairns, together with photographers from our sister cities of Oyama and Minami in Japan, Riga in Latvia, Scottsdale in Arizona USA, Sidney in British Columbia Canada, Lae in Papua New Guinea and ZhangJiang in China. All took photographs for this exhibition.

It's truly an amazing and unique local project. Each sister city forwarded 20 photographs for the exhibition. It's certainly going to be interesting seeing the differences, or even similarities in the peoples from the diverse sister cities.

The free exhibition will be open until mid-October.

At tomorrow's opening, there'll be a talk by internationally-renowned Cairns portrait photographer, Peter Rossi.

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