April 2nd, 2019
Bahamian Projects Nears Completion Of First Year
Photographers Duke and Lisa Wells unveiled a first preview of their three year fine art photography project “The Bahamian Project” on Friday.
Portraits of cancer survivor Erin Brown, musician Peanuts Taylor and historian Gail Saunders were unveiled at the event, celebrating significant progress in the three year journey.
The full exhibition will be mounted as the Bahamian Collection at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) in July 2013, as part of the NAGB’s programming for the 40th Anniversary of the Bahamas’ Independence. The goal of the project is to create a permanent collection of photographs to provide recognition, foster cultural awareness and create a record of the people who make the Bahamas unique.
The project by the two photographers is a collaborative effort with the NAGB and Popopstudios.
Ms Wells told Tribune Entertainment: “The photos were all done by Mr Wells specifically. It is his idea and creation. It was something that he wanted to do after his friend, Jackson Burnside, passed away so suddenly. He was very sad that there wasn’t a legacy like this to document Mr Burnside’s life. So that is when he sort of embarked on this project.”
(Photo credit www.stopmotionproductions.com)
Read the full article by Alesha Cadet of The Tribune