Images tell tale of strength
SINCE her mother was diagnosed three years ago, Shanea Rossiter has admired the strength of women who go through the turmoil of living with and battling breast cancer.
Over the past year, the talented photographer has captured the tenacity of those females nearest and dearest to her through the lens - and now those photographs are hanging on the walls of the Warwick Art Gallery.
Her premier exhibition, Inspiring Women, opened earlier this week and will hang until November 13.
Her mum Narelle will officially open it this weekend. The exhibition is part of the Cancer Council's 'Girls Night In' promotion which raises money for cancer research, prevention and support programs.
Ms Rossiter, who is in her final year of studies at the Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE, said it felt good to see the end result.
"I'm extremely proud to be holding my first exhibition in my home town of Warwick," she said.
"I was inspired by the strength and wisdom of the women who I have been blessed with in my life; I wanted to capture their spirit and share it.
"What I loved most about the development of this exhibition was being able to take the images and concepts and transform them into a reality that can be shared with others."
Head of Photo Imagining Department at Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE Doug Spowart said Ms Rossiter had raw talent.
"She has shown a real flair for capturing people and moments," he said.
Inspiring Women is supported by Warwick Breast Cancer Support Group, who have donated prizes for a raffle which will run throughout.