The idea for this book came out of a special session held in the 2018 Coast to Coast Conference held in Hobart, Tasmania. The session was called “Picturing coastal issues” and built on the idea that a picture is worth a thousand words.
Photographers were invited to submit one of their photos that told a coastal story. These were shown in a darkened room on a screen one photograph at a time. The session was open to anyone, and participants were given time to reflect, react and then comment on each photo in turn. The photographer was then given the opportunity to respond to the comments and tell the audience what was intended.
The session concluded with a general discussion about the power of photography to tell stories, and it was decided that the photographs and the intended storied be turned into a book.
The link is to Garry’s website is http://www.garrymiddle.net Scroll down to find the link to the photos on right hand side of page.