July Issue 2002
DownTownes Gallery in Greenville, SC, Features Works by Polly Gaillard Donohue
The DownTownes Gallery in Greenville, SC, will host a photography exhibition entitled, The Changing Face of Greenville, by local photographer Polly Gaillard Donohue. The exhibition will be on view through Aug. 22, 2002.
The photographic series documents people of Greenville through the use of portraits and interviews from subjects that were randomly chosen. The 20 iris giclée prints focus on a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds; native Greenvillians as well as new and international members of the community. Each participant was interviewed and asked questions regarding their opinions of Greenville, their answers will be included as part of the exhibit. The photographs were taken at people's homes, places of employment, and using various Greenville abstract backdrops.
Gaillard Donohue became interested in the series after moving back to Greenville from the San Francisco Bay Area. She stated, "In California, my friends were all races and faiths. I would hear numerous languages just being out in a public setting. I was amazed to move back to my hometown and to see so many new faces from other cultures, it is not the same Greenville I left in 1991. This change intrigued my visual senses and gave me the desire to investigate a new community of Greenvillians."
Polly Gaillard Donohue has been photographing portraits for more than fifteen years. Her work has been exhibited nationally. Most recently, her documentary series on adolescent girls was exhibited in California and Greenville.
The series is made possible by funding from the Metropolitan Arts Council and The Emrys Foundation.
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