A CANBERRA mother is the overall winner of the “In.Site” photographic awards for her photo of gas technician husband Ty’s embrace of his six-year-old son Blake.
The photo by Kyrie Ferguson, of Kambah, is titled, “Why we do it” and it was selected from almost 200 entries from across Australia as part of the awards, sponsored by the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association initiative, “Brighter”.
On learning of her win, Ferguson said: “The past two years with COVID-19 and everything – that’s why I wanted to go the family route.”
She said that with covid-related staff shortages it had been hectic at Zinfra, the national engineering, construction and maintenance service provider where she and her husband work.
“I said: ‘I want to get a photo of you and Blake holding hands’. It didn’t take that long to shoot. But I always look at Ty’s hands. They’re the hands of a worker,” she said.
Now in their third year, the awards are open to Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association member company employees who submit photographs that highlight the environment, community and people within the Australian natural gas industry.
APPEA has donated $5000 to the Royal Flying Doctor Services on behalf of all entrants.
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