Ten fine-art photographic portraits from The Bahamian Collection are currently on display at The Haynes Library in Eleuthera.
The Bahamian Project Preserving the Legacy of Bahamian Life
A project that started out as one man’s dream to give back to the community by doing what he does best, fine art photographic portraiture, is set to expand dramatically, growing from a one-man show into an umbrella of over a dozen photographers spread out throughout The Bahamas to capture the soul and spirit of the nation’s population.
More than 300 people flocked to the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) to witness the historic unveiling of The Bahamian Collection – an exhibition of photographic portraits of men and women from all walks of life, who together represent the heart, soul and spirit of the Bahamian character.
Under the distinguished patronage of the Governor General and Lady Foulkes, the Bahamian Collection opened to a crowd of about 300 people over the course of the evening, making it one of the largest openings at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.
Bahamian flags undulate in the gentle breeze outside the ballroom at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. In just a few hours there will (hopefully) be hundreds of people filling this space for the official opening reception of the Bahamian Collection – the culmination of the first year of work for the Bahamian Project. We hope to see you you there.
The Bahamian Project, the three-year photography initiative that seeks to capture the spirit of the people of The Bahamas, is preparing to mark the end of its first year with ‘The Bahamian Collection’, an exhibition of more than 50 photographs of some of the “bright lights and raw gems” of Bahamian society.