April 2nd, 2019
The Bahamian Project
The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas and Popopstudios have collaborated with Popop-based photographer Duke Wells to create The Bahamian Project. This three-year working initiative will yield a collection of high-quality, black-and-white fine art portraits that will document and explore the positive spirit of Bahamian people from a humanistic point-of-view.
The Bahamian Project will feature portraits of prominent societal icons, as well as man-on-the-street characters – regular Bahamian people of all ages and walks of life, and from around the islands of The Bahamas who represent the good in our Bahamian society. In essence, The Bahamian Project will help provide meaning and insight to this time in the story of The Bahamas by showcasing Bahamian people as role models.
The first formal exhibition of this Bahamian Collection will be at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas in 2013, and the opening will coincide with the 40th Anniversary of The Bahamas. The project also aims to create the founding collection for the country’s first permanent national portrait gallery, preserving the legacy of the Bahamas so that it may be fostered, enriched and enjoyed forever.
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