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A photography exhibition showcasing the beauty of Ireland through portraiture has opened at Sean Hollywood Arts Centre.

The exhibition was launched on Friday night with the over 100 people present being treated to incredible Polish food perfectly blended with great music.

Photographer Anita Hoppe with Dan Gebski at the launch of  her 'My Irish Trails' exhibition in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
Photographer Anita Hoppe with Dan Gebski at the launch of her 'My Irish Trails' exhibition in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie

Anita Hoppe left her home in Poland 13 years ago and came to live in Ireland where just three years ago she developed an interest in photography and her natural talent shows through in all of her work. Portraits taken in many parts of the countryside show beauty in the normal day to day scenery we have all grown to take foregranted.

Polish photographer Anita Hoppe, seated launching her photographic exhibition
Polish photographer Anita Hoppe, seated launching her photographic exhibition "My Irish Trails" at the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre in Newry. Anita is pictured with husband Tomasz and sons Filip and Maks, while looking on are, back from left: Krysztof Kosciotek, Marzena Majewska, Dan Gebski, Pawel Majewski, Polish Consul General and Jerome Mullan, Honary Polish Consul. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie

One of Anita's pieces involved moving a piano into place on a County Down beach and the finished photograph involving the pianist and his audience of one is just one example of how attention to detail pays off with a stunning image.

As Anita says "To me photography means meeting people, and capturing passing moments. It is a never ending journey into the unknown. Through my photographs I want to show ordinary things in an unusual way and to uncover true emotions and details of which we are not always aware."

Joanna Tarasewicz checks out one of the photographs she features in at the launch of  Anita Hoppe's 'My Irish Trails' exhibition in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
Joanna Tarasewicz checks out one of the photographs she features in at the launch of Anita Hoppe's 'My Irish Trails' exhibition in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie

The exhibition entitled 'My Irish Trails' runs from now until Friday 30 October.

On song at the launch of Anita Hoppe's 'My Irish Trails' exhibition in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
Brian and Aileen McCartan, Banbridge with daughters Ciara and Aoife and son Brian at the launch of Anita Hoppe's 'My Irish Trails' exhibition in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
Polish photographer Anita Hoppe, seated launched her photographic exhibition "My Irish Trails" at the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre in Newry tonight. Anita is pictured with husband Tomasz and sons Filip and Maks, while looking on are, back from left: Krysztof Kosciotek, Marzena Majewska, Dan Gebski, Pawel Majewski, Polish Consul General and Jerome Mullan, Honary Polish Consul. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
Polish photographer Anita Hoppe, seated launching her photographic exhibition "My Irish Trails" at the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre in Newry. Anita is pictured with husband Tomasz and sons Filip and Maks, while looking on are, back from left: Krysztof Kosciotek, Marzena Majewska, Dan Gebski, Pawel Majewski, Polish Consul General and Jerome Mullan, Honary Polish Consul. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
Pawel Majewski, Polish Consul General chats to Jerome Mullan, Honary Polish Consul at the launch of Anita Hoppe's 'My Irish Trails' exhibition in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
Photographer Anita Hoppe with Dan Gebski at the launch of her 'My Irish Trails' exhibition in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
Lukasz Malek and Julita Olaniewicz at the launch of Anita Hoppe's 'My Irish Trails' exhibition in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
Margaret Mullan, Peter Makem, Jerome Mullan and Krysztof Kosciotek at the launch of Anita Hoppe's 'My Irish Trails' exhibition. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
Joanna Tarasewicz checks out one of the photographs she features in at the launch of Anita Hoppe's 'My Irish Trails' exhibition in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie

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