Photographer backs outback campaign

Sound Telegraph
Photgrapher Christian Fletcher with local resident Dawn Grogan.
Camera IconPhotgrapher Christian Fletcher with local resident Dawn Grogan.

Award-winning photographer Christian Fletcher returned to Rockingham on November 7, headlining an event at the Gary Holland Centre in support of a proposal for a network of national parks in the WA outback.

The event, which was attended by almost 100 people, backed the Create Ranger Parks program and was hosted by Partnership for the Outback.

Fletcher grew up in Rockingham and is well known for his landscape photography.

Having founded the group, Photographers for the Environment, Fletcher used the event as an opportunity to detail some of stories behind his most iconic photographs.

He said travelling overseas made him realise just how unique the landscapes of the Australian outback really were.

“The outback is just an amazing part of the world,” he said. “I’m really pleased that my photography can help bring the outback to a wider audience, and in doing so, maybe I can play some small role in ensuring that these places are there for my kids and grandkids to enjoy in the future.” Partnership for the Outback is an alliance of conservation organisations, which are asking government to create a new network of outback national parks, managed by indigenous rangers.

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