KEEN EYE: Mitchell photographer Jane Cornish has an exhibition this weekend that will show how similar people are despite borders, race and gender.
KEEN EYE: Mitchell photographer Jane Cornish has an exhibition this weekend that will show how similar people are despite borders, race and gender. James Liveris

Photographer to showcase a glimpse of life from foreign land

ASPIRING Mitchell-based photographer Jane Cornish will bring a glimpse of life from the other side of the world to Mitchell.

Ms Cornish will hold the exhibition, Places and Faces, at Mitchell on Maranoa Gallery on Saturday, showcasing snapshots from the day and life of people in Morocco, Greece and Turkey.

Throughout the past two years, Ms Cornish decided to pack up her things and escape the country life, spending time travelling with her trusty camera through Europe and North Africa, collecting ample photos and friends.

Best Mates  - a beautiful moment between Mitchell identity the late John Murray and horse Minnie.
Best Mates - a beautiful moment between Mitchell identity the late John Murray and horse Minnie. Jane Cornish

Ms Cornish said she hoped her motto "nothing is good or bad, just different” would be evident in the exhibition.

"I want to show people that despite age, sex, race, religion and nationality we are all actually very similar,” she said.

"We laugh, we cry, we love, we get old - everyone is just trying to survive life's challenges.”

Brick Lane  - a woman in a black burqa contrasts dramatically against the street art in Brick Lane, London.
Brick Lane - a woman in a black burqa contrasts dramatically against the street art in Brick Lane, London. Jane Cornish

The documentary-style photographs highlight the beauty of real people and day-to-day life around the world, with the images featuring faces young and old taken in locations such as Fez, Lesvos, London, Thessaloniki, Istanbul and, of course, Mitchell.

Places and Faces opens on Saturday, February 23, at 6.30pm with light refreshments at Mitchell on Maranoa Gallery in Cambridge St, Mitchell.


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