A CONVERSATION CELEBRATING LITERATURE IN PORTRAITS & WORDS
Bede's World, Jarrow: 9 March 2013 to 31 May 2013
Donna-Lisa Healy's 'Creative Passions' exhibition comprises 44 portraits of authors, poets and playwrights who have a connection with the Literary and Philosophical Society in Newcastle. Donna-Lisa's photographic exhibition captures the diversity of these individuals who engage with this independent space for thinking, conversation and creativity.
For Donna-Lisa, the process is about much more than taking a photograph:
‘This project, more than a year in the making, has been a series of conversations between photographer and sitter. Being engaged with the life of these individuals, if only for a short time, has been a privilege and has had a profound effect upon me. I hope that these portraits reflect the diversity of the life of the Lit & Phil, and go some way to convey the moment, the here and now for the sitters at the time.
The conversations continue to live in this unique institution. It must survive and it must strive to touch everyone in the community.’
Donna-Lisa Healy received her degree in Photography, Video & Digital Imaging at the University of Sunderland in 2006. Her work since then has explored her love of literature, the writers who create it and the relationship between photography and literature. After completing her MA in 2012 Donna-Lisa has gone on to work with a greater number of storytellers, authors and poets and still continues to do so.
During the three month exhibition Hive Radio will record 24 poems by all 24 participating poets which will then be added to the exhibition throughout the three months until Friday 31st May, giving yet more insight into the inspiration behind the portraits.