EMOTIONS CAPTURED: SES volunteer for more than 40 years, Bob Jaecock features as one of the documentary portraits in the upcoming exhibition, Twenty.
EMOTIONS CAPTURED: SES volunteer for more than 40 years, Bob Jaecock features as one of the documentary portraits in the upcoming exhibition, Twenty. Karin Calvert

20 portraits of people impacted by February 20, 2015 cyclone

SEEING and hearing the heartbreaking stories of several residents in the aftermath of Cyclone Marcia, Karin Calvert thought it would be wrong not to revisit them one year on.

As the one-year anniversary for Cyclone Marcia approaches on February 20, the professional photographer was right amongst the action when the storm hit the Capricorn Coast in 2015.

"I covered the cyclone for Getty Images so I went up to Byfield and all over the shire meeting some amazing people along the way," Karin explained.

"So when the anniversary was approaching I thought it would be really good to revisit some people I'd met the first time."

With the help of Regional Arts Development Funding, council and locals Lou Shipway and Trish Bowman, Karin will hold an exhibition at Yeppoon Town Hall from Wednesday titled, Twenty.

Originally from Western Australia, Karin said the idea behind the title was because it also coincides with the date of Marcia's landfall.

"We have 20 portraits of local people accompanied with short stories written by Trish and a video put together by Lou," she said.

"My first love is documentary photography so this was a great opportunity to revisit that first love, but I met so many amazing, incredibly generous, resilient people that these horrendous things had happened to.

"But they were still out there helping neighbours and feeding people so it was really inspiring. This is an opportunity acknowledge them and see how they're getting on.

"They're so incredibly humble; everybody we approached to feature in the exhibition didn't think they did anything special to deserve recognition."

EXHIBITION INFO

The exhibition is open from Wednesday, February 17, at Yeppoon's Town Hall

See Karin's work at karincalvert.com



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