Exhibitions

Claire McNamee - Writer Portraits

15 September - 21 November 2014
Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm
Free entry

The Orangery, Back Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TG


Claire McNamee was born in London in 1953 and studied photography at Manchester Metropolitan University’s School of Photography. Since then she has lived and worked in Spain, France and Holland, and is now based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Claire is an independent photographer, but often works collaboratively or in close connection with other artists and arts organisations including the Ted Hughes Arvon Centre at Lumb Bank.

“The ‘Writer Portraits’ exhibition shows some of the writers I have been photographing at Arvon’s writing centre at Lumb Bank. My involvement with Arvon started with a photography project in the 1980’s. I chose to use portraiture as a way to create an intimacy one might experience as when reading the writer’s work. To bring something of the person to the surface…” - Claire McNamee.

For more information about the exhibition and other Lit Fest events, please visit the Wakefield Lit Fest website - www.wakefieldlitfest.org.uk