Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Bahamian Collection Exhibition Opens July 11th, 2013

"A collection of 40 photographic portraits of men and women from all walks of life, who together represent the heart, soul and spirit of the Bahamian character, will be unveiled at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas on July 11 as part of the 40th Anniversary of Independence celebrations.

Called the Bahamian Collection, the exhibit is the result of the first year of the Bahamian Project and will be opened by the Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Lady Foulkes.  The portrait images will remain in the gallery on West Hill Street for three months. Both the opening night and the continuing exhibition are open to the public.

For photographer Duke Wells, who worked tirelessly to catch the right expression and emotion and define the uniqueness of each subject, and his wife Lisa, who documented every step of the journey, the project has been as inspiring as it has been demanding."

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