PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT -- work by LORRAINE BUTLER
Through December 26, 2013
Lorraine Butler has always loved taking pictures of people and places. Her grandfather and great grandfather were avid photographers and this inspired Lorraine to take pictures too. She enjoys long walks around Derry and snaps photos wherever she goes. The theme of her display is “Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs.” She has often made albums to give as gifts, and is now proud to display her work at the Hampstead Public Library.
Lorraine is an adult with a developmental disability who has led a full life, caring for herself and her grandmother. She is an advocate in the community for safety causes, and in the past used her photography as a way to bring attention to issues in town. “If I see something that’s not right, I take a picture,” she said.
Butler is very involved with People First of New Hampshire; a statewide self-advocacy nonprofit organization. The group lends support, travels together and joins to discuss the rights of individuals with special needs in today’s world. In 2012, Lorraine was honored with the Diane Carignan Award for self-advocacy leadership through People First of NH.