The Front Porch Project comes to Dardanup

Ailish DelaneySouth Western Times
Burekup photographer Jon Gellweiler is one of the several photographer's participating in Dardanup's Front Porch Project.
Camera IconBurekup photographer Jon Gellweiler is one of the several photographer's participating in Dardanup's Front Porch Project. Credit: Nicolette Barbas

Dardanup residents can have a free family portrait taken on Mother’s Day weekend as part the Front Porch Project.

The Front Porch Project started as a trend in the US and Canada by photographers who went out into their communities and captured family portraits as way of recording this unusual period in history.

Shire of Dardanup place and community engagement manager Lucy Owen-Conway said The Front Porch Project has spread far and wide, even popping up in parts of Australia.

“Under COVID-19 containment measures, in 2020 we’re all spending more time at home with our families than ever before,” Ms Owen-Conway said.

“To make Mother’s Day 2020 special, Shire of Dardanup Events is bringing The Front Porch Project to local neighbourhoods.

“We’ve engaged a team of professional photographers who will capture a huge collection of family front porch portraits, providing a group of lucky local mums with a cherished momento.”

Participating families will be gifted a copy of their portrait and become part of a future art installation.

Families can register for a free session on the Shire of Dardanup website for Saturday, Sunday, May 16 or May 17.

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