Familiar Faces by Adina Lawrence
Grain is collaborating with photographer Adina Lawrence and Appetite, Creative People & Places to create a new portrait project for exhibition.
Adina Lawrence is an emerging photographer who makes portraits of people that show character, personality, strength and diversity. Her pictures are compelling contemporary portraits that tell a story. She is based in Stoke on Trent and has a BA Hons degree in Photo Journalism from Staffordshire University.
The portraits will be made in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, to shine a light on the town centre, the high street and the businesses and organisations that are based there. The pictures will highlight the personality, resilience, strength and character of individuals that run their own businesses and those that are employed in hospitality, retail and commerce. The project will shine a light on the culture, individuality, heritage and vibrancy of the high street and town centre and celebrate the people involved.
The portraits will be exhibited in Newcastle town centre in a unique outdoor exhibition from January 2021.
The project is a collaboration with Appetite, Creative People & Places and is supported by New Vic Theatre, Partners in Creative Learning (PiCL), 6Towns Radio, Staffordshire University, Newcastle-under-Lyme BID, Go Kidsgrove, Keele University and Arts Council England.