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Hello! Kaya!

I'm a documentary and portrait photographer, podcast producer & youth arts worker who comes from a sheep farm in the Wheatbelt in WA.


As the daughter and sister of shearers, I've has always been fascinated by sheep shearing; before my photography project, S H E A R, I made two podcasts for ABC radio about shearing life in Western Australia.

Photos from S H E A R have been shortlisted for the National Photographic Portrait Prize, the Australian Photography Awards, Perth Centre for Photography Iris Awards, the Museum of Australian Photography's Bowness Prize and the Galah Awards' Regional Photography Prize.

To earn money and survive I do podcast editing, radio producing and photography as well as media mentoring with rural youth. Please get in touch with me about any of these services. 

P.S. CLAIM TO FAME: Osher Günsberg made a meme out of my pic! See below!


2023 Finalist, Australian Photography Awards (APAs)
2023 Finalist, Galah Regional Photography Awards, NSW

2021 Finalist, National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, ACT
2021 Curatorial Mentorship, Living Memory, National Portrait Gallery
2021 Finalist, Iris Awards, Perth Centre for Photography, WA
2021 Finalist, Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, VIC
2021 Honourable Mention, International Photography Prize
2020 Grant Recipient, Regional Arts WA 


8.3.22 Regional Arts WA newsletter
7.10.21 Seesaw Magazine
29.7.21 Australian Photography Magazine
29.7.21 Capture Magazine, Shuddup Boys, Bowness Prize, 2021
29.7.21 ABC Perth Facebook page, Mullet Magic (SHEAR), National Photographic Portrait Prize 2021
29.7.21 ABC Great Southern Facebook page, Mullet Magic (SHEAR), National Photographic Portrait Prize 2021
28.7.21 ABC Radio Great Southern, Mullet Magic (SHEAR), National Photographic Portrait Prize 2021
18.7.21 The Sunday Telegraph newspaper, Mullet Magic (SHEAR), National Photographic Portrait Prize 2021
18.7.21 The Daily Telegraph Online, Mullet Magic (SHEAR), National Photographic Portrait Prize 2021
20.6.21 NY Press News, SHEAR
20.6.21 Daily Mail Australia, SHEAR
12.5.21 Curtin FM, The Afternoon Show with Jenny Seaton, SHEAR
5.5.21 Triple M Great Southern, Troy for Breakfast, SHEAR
2.5.21 Daily Mail Australia, for SHEAR
27.4.21 ABC Great Southern, online, SHEAR
15.4.21 ABC Radio Great Southern, Mornings, for SHEAR
15.4.21 ABC Radio Regional WA, Drive, for SHEAR
15.4.21 Narrogin Observer, for SHEAR
6.3.21 ABC Radio National, Awaye, My Name is Alieka & I’ll Tell You a Story… (Community Producer/ Sound Recordist)

triple m interview
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"I can smell this picture" - Reddit

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"First time I've seen a photo capture an accent." - Reddit

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