Dona’s images invite the observer to explore ways of seeing. Her work encourages the viewer to participate in the essence of the ordinary, be it the power of a simple gesture, the quality and diversity of light, or a moment in time that may otherwise have been overlooked, in a deep, dramatic and sensitive way.
Having been a professional photographer for thirty years, Dona Laurita considers her relationship with photography and visual art to be the most real and grounding of her life next to motherhood.
Photography demands being present and a crucial awareness of one’s existence in the moment. Being present allows her to connect with emotion, light, drama, and depth, all of which are quintessential elements in her work.