Pilbara landmarks to feature in new photo book

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
One of the photographs from Hugh Brown’s latest Pilbara book.
Camera IconOne of the photographs from Hugh Brown’s latest Pilbara book. Credit: Hugh Brown

The beauty of the Pilbara and its people are set to be featured in a large coffee-table style photo book by photographer Hugh Brown.

The book will be the fourth by Brown starring the Pilbara, with his latest project being 12 years in the making.

The book aims to focus on landmark places that have historical significance and are rapidly changing.

“A lot of places in the Pilbara are changing and one of the things I wanted to do is capture the beauty of these places before they’re gone,” Mr Brown said.

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“But it’s not just about the landscapes, it’s about the people and their stories.”

Brown’s book will cover the region in its entirety and include shots from Karratha, Tom Price, Paraburdoo, Pannawonica, Port Hedland, Newman, Marble Bar, Nullagine and more.

His commitment to getting the perfect shot is admirable, having spent 77 days waiting for four photos near Mount Farquhar, which is about 120km west of Hamersley Homestead.

“I come up in the summer because that’s when you have to work a lot harder and the conditions are more difficult,” he said.

“The Pilbara holds a really special place and I want to make valuable, historically significant images over a long period of time.”

The book is expected to be released about mid-2020.

Brown is still due to photograph Karratha at the start of next year.

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