Poignant landscapes, Menindee Lakes

Photographer Tracy Ponich, Lake Menindee - Pamamaroo

Lake Pamamaroo, Menindee NSW

The skeletons of Pamamaroo

I’ve been watching developments at the Menindee Lakes closely. I was there this past winter. Two locals took me to Menindee and shared their knowledge about the place. What I saw and photographed affected me deeply. And things are now so very much worse for the region. I’m hoping this photograph might make others pause, and think about this heart-wrenching situation we’ve got – if the nightly news hasn’t already.

Everything has a footprint

I offset Feathermark Photography’s footprint with Australian certified carbon credits. Mainly I choose to support forest conservation and biodiversity projects. For the Broken Hill-Menindee trip above, I chose Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve, a project protecting critical rainforest.

Through Feathermark, as a separate action I’ve funded the planting of 442 Australian natives through Trees For Life. I like to think of it as Feathermark’s forest. More creature habitat, more places to build a nest. Read about Feathermark’s footprint.

April & May 2019 exhibitions: Southern Highlands & Sydney, 

Old Favourites, Retford Park Bowral

Tracy Ponich: Portrait of a Sheep (In Profile), West Wales - photograph

Portrait of a Sheep 2 (In Profile), Carreg Samson West Wales

Exhibition: On select days in April and May, pay a visit to the National Trust’s Retford Park, Bowral NSW. I’ll exhibit with several other artists, each of us bringing a few works to Old Favourites, works that we’ve loved and kept safe. On the final weekend, 11 & 12 May, you can also see Made in Australia at Retford Park, when experts appraise the audience’s own pieces of Australiana. Find Old Favourites details here.

AddOn, Head On Photo Festival Sydney

Photographer Tracy Ponich: Modes of Transport, Berlin

Modes of Transport, Berlin

Exhibition: Walls of miniature works hang in Sydney’s yearly AddOn exhibition. It’s a bit of everything from many photographers. Don’t miss it:

4 – 19 May
541 Artspace541 Kent St
2000 Sydney , NSW
Opening: Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 6:00PM to 8:00PM. See more here.

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