Surf photographer Trevor Skinner has contributed a photo of Dian Murray taken at Turners Beach, Yamba, last year.
Surf photographer Trevor Skinner has contributed a photo of Dian Murray taken at Turners Beach, Yamba, last year.

Pictorial record of surf century

PEOPLE from across the nation have been asked to look through the cupboard under the stairs, the junk room and the photo albums to compile a collection of photographs that illustrate the history of surfing in this fair nation of ours.

And boy have people answered that call.

Debrah Novak, the co-ordinator of the exhibition called Centenary of Australian Surfing Photography 1911-2011, has received submissions from all over Australia.

“I have received photographs from some of the best surfing photographers in the country, which is giving the exhibition a fair bit of strength.

“It is at the stage where it is all coming together so I am really excited,” Debrah said.

The cut-off for submissions was supposed to be yesterday, however, after Debrah’s email inbox was bombarded with photographs yesterday, she decided to extend it by a week. Submissions will now end on April 8.

In total 100 photographs will be selected for the centenary exhibition that will be exhibited in December.

These photographs will be printed on archival paper and then become a permanent part of an historic collection that will feature at the centenary exhibition in Yamba.

This collection will be duplicated and given to the Port of Yamba Historical Society and the Australian National Sporting Museum in Melbourne.

A commemorative book will also be published using the same images.

Photographers, be they amateur or professional, are invited to submit two surfing photographs.

The only catch is that the photographs must have been taking in Australian in the past 100 years and be of someone riding a wave.

There are no entry fees, however, there is no guarantee that your image will make it to the exhibition or to the commemorative book.

For more information, head to australiansurfingphotography.blogspot.com or give exhibition co-ordinator Debrah Novak a call on 6646 1174 or 0419 272 621.



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