"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Photography of Laurie Gunn at the Elizabeth Bishop Festival

Laurie Gunn, President of the Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia, is a well-known and much admired local photographer. Her work will be exhibited at the “In the Village” CafĂ© in Great Village this summer. She and her evocative images will be part of the Elizabeth Bishop Festival taking place in the village on 8 August 2015.
Laurie was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, in 1952 and has lived her whole life close to the Atlantic Ocean. Her love for photography started at the age of ten when her parents bought her, her very first camera and she has been taking pictures ever since. She graduated from university, got married, taught school, and helped raise four children. Her photography has taken her to such places as Italy, France, Spain, England, Scotland, Ireland, Greece, Turkey, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, Vietnam and the Channel Islands, United Kingdom.

She has attended photography workshops and enjoyed the chance to discuss photography with other like minded individuals. In 2007 she had the privilege of doing a photography show with her good friend and traveling companion, Joy Laking (another EB Festival artist). The show was held in Truro, N.S., at the Marigold Cultural Centre (www.marigoldcentre.ca) and was called “Here and Away-Seeing the World With Passionate Eyes.”  This was indeed the highlight of her career as a photographer.

Laurie will also take your picture! She will head up the “Fun Photo Booth” where you can don a historic costume and pose for her camera.
Laurie has also photographed the Elizabeth Bishop House many times.
Laurie's photography business is called “eagle i images” because when she captures a beautiful or intriguing image, she does feel like she is soaring with the eagles.
You can see more of Laurie’s work on her website.

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