Bahamian Project Hosts First Children’s Photography Workshop
Fifteen children between the ages of seven and 12 got a chance to create a Hallmark moment in a photography workshop with a world-famous photographer and all the equipment they needed donated by the Bahamian Project this week.
The 2-day workshop, held June 19th and 20th at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, was hosted and conducted by Bahamas photographer Duke Wells and his wife Lisa as part of the Bahamian Project, the name given to the creation of a body of photographic work that will lead to a national portrait collection. The first 40 portraits will be unveiled by the Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes July 11 at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, an official event of the 40th Anniversary of Independence.
“While we wanted to capture faces that make up the soul and spirit of the character of The Bahamas with the Bahamian Collection, we also very much wanted to share the joy and meaning of photography with young people, to build the excitement in them so they know that they can capture moments that matter and turn them into memories which last forever,” said Duke Wells.
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Top photo by Lisa Wells, bottom photo by Matthew Cromwell.