Exhibition puts focus on Jane

Jane Coltman exhibition pics
Jane Coltman exhibition pics

Herald photographer Jane Coltman is used to putting people in the spotlight, but now the tables are being turned as she takes centre stage herself.

To celebrate taking photographs of the area for 30 years, she is staging an exhibition of her unpublished work.

Titled Not For Publication, the exhibition reflects the subjects Jane enjoys photographing the most – the North East, people and places.

And in addition to her native Northumberland, there are images from her travels to Cuba and India in the mix.

She said: “A lot of people in the county know me through my newspaper work, but I would like to take this opportunity to show them the other type of photography I enjoy.

“The North East of England is a wonderful place for a photographer and there is nowhere else I would like to live, although having said that, I love to travel with my camera and some of the pictures being shown are from trips to Cuba and India.

“Around the year 2000, I joined Alnwick Camera Club and that helped me to reignite my passion for photography outside of work. I have gained an enormous amount of enthusiasm from the club, as well as fantastic support and encouragement from the members.”

Earlier this year, Jane was named Johnston Press Weekly Photographer of the Year.

Her exhibition can be seen at Alnwick Playhouse, from Tuesday to September 20.