Chantel McAlister

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Growing upin Brisbane, Chantel fell in love with a country boy and moved to his family’s sheep property in her early twenties. Her affinity with animals and love affair with country life, soon found her throwing herself into a career in the woolsheds.

Her daily life in the woolsheds was always documented through her camera and Chantel soon turned her happy snapping hobby into a second profession in 2013. An advocate for the wool industry, her images provide an intimate look into to the shearing and wool industry.

Chantel launched her Truth About Wool Campaign in 2015 to dispel any misconceptions about the wool industry, the campaign grew into a national tour.

After becoming a parent in early 2018, she hung up her woolclassing stencil however her camera and passion still lie in rural Australia. Yearning for a way to still give back to the bush after leaving my woolclassing career, she started Learn With Chantel, a platform designed specifically for rural photographers to upskill their photography and document their lives around them with ease.