Bright lights beckon

22:31, Jul 25 2013
Southland Times photo
Gore photographer Dawn Ross has been approached by a New York art gallery to display her work.

From the rolling hills of Gore to the bright lights of New York.

That's the scene for one woman's photography, which could soon be on display in a New York art gallery.

Gore photographer Dawn Ross' photographs have been head-hunted by New York gallery Agora to display for 18 months. 

Ms Ross, who runs photography business Dawn Ross Reflections in Gore, said she was approached by the gallery via email about a month ago after they saw her work online. 

''Basically they said they were doing some research on the web and asked me to submit some photos. I thought, why not, I've got nothing to lose.''

She sent the gallery nature and wildlife shots and they replied saying they would like to use them, she said. 


The part-time Jenkins Motors and Gore High School employee was pretty low-key about the invitation. 

''I was like oh, ok then, that's good.''

''It is certainly a good opportunity to get exposure.''

If she accepted the invitation her photos would  be on display for 18 months and be promoted in New York by the gallery, she said.

She had not yet accepted the offer because there was a cost involved in the exhibition, she said. 

''Like most things in life there's a cost involved.''

''It all comes down to dollars. Dreams are free though.'' 

''I'm just checking it out at this stage. We'll see what happens.''