Poetry collides with photography in this ekphrastic poetry reading

Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
(Image credit: Port Angeles Fine Arts Center)

Ekphrastic poetry vividly describes a scene, a work of art, or in this case, photography. Poets from the North Olympic Peninsula, Washington, USA, have been invited to take part in ekphrastic poetry reading hosted by Olympic Peninsula Authors, where they will collaborate on a photography project undertaken by students at Port Angeles High School.

Reflecting on the pandemic, students were asked to share how their lives had changed during and after the pandemic through photos for the exhibition The World on Pause: Youth Perspectives on a Generation – Defining Experience. Through a series of online workshops, students were guided on how to develop their documentary photography skills so that they could share their experiences through photos with a wider audience. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.